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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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
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@ConservationCorpsNL
@CorpsNL

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
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Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden (MUNBG)

AKA: Memorial University Botanical Garden, Oxen Pond Botanic Park
Year Founded:    1971
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a place to explore and play. Visit our cultivated gardens and meandering trails nestled in our boreal forest. Discover beautiful displays of traditional and native plants, perennial and vegetable gardens, and a few surprises. Stop to feed the ducks in our pond then pause in the café for coffee or lunch. A gardener’s paradise, a place to inspire, come step into nature.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

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

Mailing Address:               MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1N 5S7

Street Address:   306 Mount Scio Road

Telephone Number:        709-864-8590
Fax:                                      709-737-8596
Email:                                  Garden@mun.ca
Website:                             www.mun.ca/botgarden/
Other URLs:                      Facebook
Twitter
Instagram: @mun_botanical_garden
YouTube
Flickr

Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice (MCEJ)

Year Founded:    2003
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice highlights our congregation’s commitment ‘ to focus our resources and energy towards examining, challenging and healing injustice and oppression’ and ‘to live a spirituality flowing from a sense of the sacredness of creation’. The centre works to engage all people and especially youth, in its many projects and activities. The centre serves as facilitator, advocate, educator and prophet in the many aspects of ecology and justice. Supported by an NGO at the United Nations.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Local, National and International

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

Mailing & Street Address:
101 Mount Scio Road
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4E8

Telephone Number:         709-722-0082
Email:                                  teersm@hotmail.com
Website:                             http://mercycentreforecologyandjustice.org/wordpress/
Other URLs:                       www.sistersofmercynf.org/mercyinaction/default.cfm?loadref=44

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Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (NatureNL)

Previously: Natural History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Year Founded:    1910
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

Nature NL is a province-wide organization with a primary interest in promoting the enjoyment and protection of all wildlife and natural history resources in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and surrounding waters.  Nature NL is this province’s oldest conservation organization. It continues to be one of the province’s most active environmental organizations. We are affiliated with Nature Canada (formerly the Canadian Nature Federation).

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

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

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1013, Stn. C
St. John’s, NL
A1C 5M3

Telephone Number:         709-895-2564
Secondary Phone:            709-722-1925
Email:                                  naturenl@naturenl.ca
Website:                             www.naturenl.ca
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Port aux Port Bay Fisheries Committee

Year Founded:    2013
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

Working on the Shoal Point oil spill discovered June 2015.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Local

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

Telephone Number:         709-643-6362
Email:                                   billogorman@eastlink.ca