Johnson GEOCENTRE

Year: Founded 2002
Status: Incorporated Not for Profit and Registered Charity

The Johnson GEO CENTRE is a geological interpretation centre located on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is a not-for-profit organization, and a registered charity.  The GEO CENTRE’s mission is to educate and inform the public on the importance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s geology, and to foster curiosity in science and the world around them.

Open since 2002, the GEO CENTRE houses exhibit galleries related to our planet and our provincial geology, oil and gas exploration, natural resources, space exploration, and the Titanic disaster. Features also include an educational area for children aged 7 and under, periodic hosting of travelling exhibits, a gift shop, and a seasonal café. The building offers interpretation through public presentations, and hands-on curriculum-based programming for school groups.

Geographical Scope of Mission: International

Region in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
175 Signal Hill Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 1B2

Telephone Numbers:     709-737-7880 & 709-737-7888
Fax Number:                    709-737-7885
Email:                                 info@geocentre.ca
Website:                             https://www.geocentre.ca/
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Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Newfoundland and Labrador (CPAWS-NL)

Year Founded:    2003
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

At CPAWS NL our mission is to promote the systematic establishment of new terrestrial and marine protected areas and to foster effective management of existing protected areas in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Geographical Scope of Mission:
Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Western, Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8732
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3T1

Street Address:
172 Military Rd, Suite 301C

Telephone Number:         709-726-5800

Email:                                  nlcoordinator@cpaws.org
Website:                             www.cpawsnl.org
Other URLs:                       www.facebook.com/cpawsnl/

Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides – Newfoundland and Labrador (CAP-NL)

Year Founded:    2009
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

CAP-NL is a provincial coalition of health and environmental organizations and citizens. Their mandate is to defend basic rights to health and environmental quality and to eliminate the use of toxic substances such as pesticides and replace them with ecologically sound alternatives. The Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides-NL has been advocating for changes in pesticide legislation, for a ban on non-essential pesticides that are shown to be harmful to people and the environment, and for a “white” list of safe acceptable products and for protective legislation comparable to that in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Labrador, Western, Central, Eastern, Avalon, NE Avalon

Email:                  pesticidealternatives@gmail.com

Website:              https://pesticidealternativesnl.wordpress.com/

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Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL)

Year Founded:    1993
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

Mandate: Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide youth with training and employment in environmental/cultural heritage conservation.

Goals: To work with communities/partners to enhance, restore and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province. To help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills. To develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CCNL was created in 1992 by the Economic Recovery Commission to increase quality employment, training and career-development opportunities for youth and community partners within the province in the areas of environmental/cultural enhancement. CCNL was incorporated in 1993 as a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is a provincial community based organization that works to facilitate a strong environmental ethic and create partnerships and capacity in communities across the province to address environmental and cultural issues.

Focusing on environmental and cultural projects and resources has allowed CCNL to provide strong employment training as well as a stronger connection for young people to their communities, encouraging youth to be more active in the development and conservation of the local environment and cultural resources. The basis of CCNL programs has been partnerships with community based organizations and focusing its efforts on reaching rural and remote communities. CCNL have used direct employment programs, such as the Internship and Green Team Programs, and general public education and outreach initiatives to educate a wide audience on environmental issues.

In 2002, the Climate Change Education Centre (CCEC) was added, reaching out to thousands of young people in schools and youth organizations across the province educating on local impacts of climate change and encouraging youth to take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions each day.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Labrador, Western, Central, Eastern, Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
Suite 103 – 10 Austin Street
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4C2

Telephone Number:         709-729-7265
Secondary Phone:             709-729-7279
Fax:                                        709-729-7270

Email:                  contactus@ccnl.ca
Website:              www.ccnl.ca
Other URLs:       Facebook
                               Youtube
@ConservationCorpsNL
@CorpsNL

Friends of Pippy Park (FoPP)

Year Founded:    1984
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

The Friend’s of Pippy Park’s mission is to engage citizens in order to conserve and ensure the prosperity of Pippy Park. The Friends of Pippy Park are connected and are represented among organizations throughout the Park.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Local

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
NE Avalon

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box  8861
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3T2

Street Address:                  15 Mount Scio Road

Telephone Number:       709-737-3655
Fax:                                      709-738-3616
Email:                                  friendsofpippypark@gmail.com
Website:                             www.pippypark.com/friends-of-pippy-park.asp
Other URLs:                       Facebook

Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. (GRKL)

Year Founded:    2005
Status:   Incorporated Not-for-Profit

We are a non-profit organization.  Our goal is to preserve and protect the water quality and the ecological integrity of the Grand (Churchill) River and its estuaries for present and future users and for posterity through actions of public awareness, monitoring, intervention and habitat restoration.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Regional

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Labrador

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 569, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Street Address:   410 North West River Rd.

Telephone Number:         709-896-4164
Secondary Phone:            709-987-9414
Email:                                  rebnfl@gmail.com
Website:                             www.grandriverkeeperlabrador.ca
Other URLs:                       Facebook

Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

Year Founded:    1987
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

Humber Natural History Society is focused on learning,enjoying, and educating about the natural environment.  This is promoted by leading field trips to areas of interest.  Birds, wildlife and plants are part of the learning experience. More formal education is done by sponsering meetings with speakers of related knowledge.  Topics include photographing nature, wildflowers of the province etc. HNHS also promotes citizen science through member participation, and providing speaker opportinuities to promote special projects.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Regional

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Western

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2230
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2N2

Telephone Number:        709-634-7206
Secondary Phone:            709-639-7279
Email:                                  humbernaturalhistorysociety@gmail.com
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