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“We are still contributing to the world.”

Posted on November 2, 2020

Thanks to the support of our donors, volunteers, members and partners, it’s possible for more visitors to get up close with nature in many different ways — like Anne and Blair, who use their passions to better the environment.

“For us, most importantly, volunteering provides us with the feeling that we are still contributing to the world.”

—Anne McKean and Blair Reid, Volunteers since 2014

Close up of a green leaf with blue sky behind it
Blair and Anne smile side by side in the winter forest

Connecting with nature is an important step to finding a sense of place and hope in the world. Because of your contributions, people from all walks of life experience outdoor recreation opportunities.

Many of our best educators are part of our team of over 480 volunteers who are endlessly dedicated to our mission, passionate about nature and generous with their time.

Anne McKean and Blair Reid felt that FortWhyte Alive was the right place to put their passion for birding into action.

Each spring and fall, Blair shares his knowledge leading Birding and Breakfast programs, while Anne’s role at the Info Desk often makes her the face of FortWhyte. Together, they deepened their impact at FortWhyte by working with other volunteers to make our windows more bird-safe. From initial concept to installation, this innovative project is completely volunteer-led and integral to “walking the walk” of environmental protection.

“Whether you are a donor, member, volunteer or corporate supporter, you are the reason FortWhyte Alive has the deep impact in Winnipeg's community that it has. I am so grateful for the community of supporters that sustains this great organization.”

— Liz Prall, Board Chair

We’re inspired by you! Your generosity and participation in supporting and healthy environment makes FortWhyte a place of comfort and connection for so many. Find more stories of change in our 2019 Impact Report.