Island Nature Trust Announces New Executive Director, Melissa Cameron 

July 3, 2024

Charlottetown, PE – Island Nature Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Cameron as its new Executive Director. Melissa brings a deep understanding of Island Nature Trust, having served as acting Executive Director over the past five months and through her previous role as Manager of Philanthropy. 

Melissa has developed key relationships with donors and volunteers of the Trust and important supporters and stakeholders across the country. She is passionate about the Trust’s work in protecting Prince Edward Island’s varied and vulnerable ecosystems and engaging in outreach and education around these issues. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa as our new Executive Director,” said Gordon MacKay, President of Island Nature Trust. “Her thorough understanding of our operations and her commitment to ecological principles align perfectly with our mission to acquire and steward a network of Natural Areas on Prince Edward Island. We are confident that under her leadership, the Trust will continue to thrive and expand its impact.” 

As Executive Director, Melissa Cameron will play a crucial role in advancing Island Nature Trust’s strategic vision. From its current position as the third largest landowner in the province, the Trust aims to acquire and steward ecologically important land ensuring that future generations can enjoy and benefit from Prince Edward Island’s rich natural landscapes.  

Ms. Cameron expressed her gratitude for her new role, stating, “I am honored to work at Island Nature Trust and to lead a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Together, we will continue to protect and conserve the natural legacy that makes Prince Edward Island unique. I am excited to contribute to the Trust’s mission and to honour the organization’s rich history.”

Island Nature Trust, celebrating its 45th anniversary, has a long history of success in land conservation, having protected 11,538 acres of land since its founding in 1979. Sustained by the generosity of Islanders who make a difference by directly supporting conservation efforts through donations and volunteer work, the Trust looks forward to furthering its efforts in Natural Area acquisition and stewardship, continuing to lead species-at-risk work on PEI, and fostering a deeper connection between people and nature.

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About Island Nature Trust:  

Island Nature Trust (INT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of natural areas in Prince Edward Island. It strives to mitigate biodiversity loss by conserving the ecological health of the Island for the benefit of all residents and visitors. INT is committed to supporting the integrity, connectivity and resilience of Island ecosystems by its work in land acquisition, land stewardship, species-at-risk monitoring and nature education. 

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Island Nature Trust
Ben Russell – Communications Manager