Largest Private Land Conservation Deal in Atlantic Canada May Fall Through Without Funding

St. John’s, NL –  Unless $33,000 is raised by Friday, February 18, the Nature Conservancy of Canada will lose the fight to save 4,000 acres of land in Southwest Newfoundland and one of the largest parcels of private lands on the Island.

While over $750,000 has been raised for this massive project, the remaining $33,000 proves to be the hardest left to raise.

The urgency to protect this incredible, unique place lies in the threat of losing habitat for the threatened species, Woodland Caribou, waterfowl and migratory birds that live here uninterrupted. This opportunity represents the largest private land conservation deal in Atlantic Canada and is seen as a highly important area to protect by scientists, the conservation community, governments and private individuals.

By donating to the Grassy Place, not only will you help NCC save this incredible landscape, you will be helping save an untouched piece of Canada for all time. If NCC is successful in raising the remaining $33,000 by Friday, February 18, the property will be forever left in its natural state. If not, the property will be back on the open market and at risk for sub-division and development.

We need your help to save this amazing place.

To donate to NCC in efforts to protect the Grassy Place, call Douglas Ballam at 709.753.5540 or Alicia toll free at 1.866.319.5985.

-30-

For stunning still photos or for interviews, please call 506.450.6010

Crystal Folkins

Communications Manager, Atlantic Region

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

924 Prospect Street, suite 180

Fredericton, NB   E3B 2T9

Tel.: 506.450.6010

Mobile: 506.292.5118

Fax: 506.450.6013

www.natureconservancy.ca/at