It is Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature. While our season of giving may be ‘over’ in December, we should look for ways to actively continue to protect the Canadian (and world) wildlife and environment year-round.
Money can be tight, particularly around this time of year, so why not give the gift of volunteering?
Do some research on the environmental organizations that interest you, and see what their requirements or limitations are for volunteers. Some organizations may allow families, some might have age restrictions. My mother does a lot of volunteer work, but when she first started out, she admitted that she wanted someone to go along with her the first couple of times. Do you know someone like that? If so, create a Volunteer Gift Certificate – that says you will accompany them to a volunteer opportunity of their choice.
Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to learn something new, to give back and it is a great way to get out and make new friends – which my mom did.
To recap, and in the 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature, I have added the names of the National, Regional and Local organizations that you can consider donating to or volunteering with.
National Wildlife Preservation Organizations:
Regional and Local Wildlife Preservation Organizations:
Cochrane Ecological Institute
Alberta Institute of Wildlife Conservation
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society
Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation
Bow Valley Naturalists
And something you can do on your own to help Canadian wildlife thrive