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Transcript for Volunteers in Action: Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

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[Title: Tales from the Conservation World - Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada]

Once upon a time, on the east coast of Canada, in the Southwest of Nova Scotia, ordinary people were doing the extraordinary...

Volunteers in Action - Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada Chapter 1: Keji and Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) LoonWatch

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...25 lakes monitored for loons.

Chapter 2: Blanding’s Turtle Nest Protection

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...51 turtle nests protected!

Chapter 3: Monarch Butterfly

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...1000 butterfly club members and counting.

Chapter 4: Brook Trout Monitoring

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...710 trout tagged in Keji!!

Chapter 5: American Eel Surveys

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...15 lakes surveyed for American Eel in Keji.

Chapter 6: Coastal Restoration

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...the millionth green crab was removed and eel grass planted at the Kejimkujik Seaside!

Chapter 7: Friends of Keji and Campground Hosts Hosts

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Thanksgiving Fun

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...special events weekends were standing room only!

Chapter 8: Blanding’s Turtle Emergence

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...270 hatchlings and 50 headstarted turtles released!

Chapter 9: Piping Plover Recovery Monitoring and Stewardship

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Habitat Restoration

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...46 fledged Piping Plover chicks in Southwest Nova Scotia!

Chapter 10: Everything MTRI (Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute)

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...connecting with community.

Chapter 11: Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora Surveys

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Water Quality

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...250 kms of lake shoreline surveyed for rare coastal plain plants throughout Southwest Nova Scotia.

Chapter 12: Walk of Honour Upgrade!

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...16 new inductees into the walk of honour.

Chapter 13: The rest of this story remains unwritten...

...we anxiously await YOUR next chapter...

Over 350 people contributed over 13,000 volunteer hours to this story in 2012.

Help write the next chapter!

volunteer.keji@pc.gc.ca

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