Celebrate #WorldBeeDay by planting a feast for our bees!

The beautiful and buzzing mixed-wood Acadian forest of the Maritimes is dependent on pollinators such as bumblebees. The native black cherry and basswood trees require insect pollination, as do native shrubs such as hazelnut and staghorn sumac, … [Read more...]

Conservation Council welcomes Health Canada’s phase out of bee-killing pesticides, but says immediate ban most prudent approach

Attention News Editors:  Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s announcement on phasing out neonicotinoids. She is available for interviews. “This is a major victory for protecting … [Read more...]

No longer any doubt neonics are killing bees, birds and more: scientists

A group of international scientists gathered in Ottawa today to say there is no longer any doubt that common neonicotinoid pesticides are killing bees. The scientists with the International Union for Conservation of Nature released an update to … [Read more...]

Conservation Council spreading the power of pollinators

The Conservation Council’s recent effort to help teach New Brunswick kids about the power of pollinators was highlighted in a Telegraph-Journal story, published July 23, focused on pollinator education events and activities happening around the … [Read more...]

Beautifying the Dragonfly Centre for Austism

Our Learning Outside Coordinator, Nadine Ives, and a couple of our new summer interns were in beautiful St. Andrews this week helping the summer campers at the Dragonfly Centre for Autism  plant their brand-new pollinator garden. Everyone was all … [Read more...]

Spring is in the air! Help Mom plant a Pollinator Garden this Mother’s Day

Spring is here, and that means it’s time for New Brunswick’s pollinators to begin buzzing about! If you are looking for an extra special gift for mom this Mother’s Day, consider planting her a pollinator garden. Not only will you be giving mom a gift … [Read more...]

EcoNews: Climate action = job creation

This edition of EcoNews lets you know about our just released proposal for climate action in New Brunswick, and our response to the federal government's study of the proposed Sisson mine. Also shared here is this week's news that Mi'kmaq Chiefs are … [Read more...]

Neonics and other risky pesticides kept on market too long: federal watchdog

A new audit from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development has revealed that the agency responsible for managing pesticide use in Canada is taking years to ban products that are known to harm people and the … [Read more...]

Conserver House Pollinator Garden: Putting it all together

This blog is the second in a series about our pollinator garden at Conserver House. You can find our first blog here. With the completion of our new ramp and stairs thanks to Peter Cote, we began the preparation and planting of the Conservation … [Read more...]

A visit to David Smith’s ‘Save a Native Plant’ Nursery

This blog is the first in a series about our pollinator garden at Conserver House. You can find the second blog here. Last week our interns Aliza, Olivia and Karyn traveled to David Smith’s garden to learn more about native plant species in New … [Read more...]