Support My Work

     Thanks for your interest in becoming a supporter.  Despite the sizeable amount of traffic the site receives and the large audience it reaches, funding it is a major struggle.

     With no government grants or corporate dealing, I’m able to be 100% independent at a cost (about me).  If you follow HalifaxTrails on social media, you’ll see that I stand up for nature protection, voice my opinions and support volunteer groups without being beholden to anyone.

     I don’t use a paywall or introduce other barriers.  This project is intended to help everyone regardless of income to discover, explore, enjoy and appreciate Nova Scotia’s great outdoors as much as I do.

     The site is currently not at a level of economic self-sufficiency.  My goal is to garner enough support to keep HalifaxTrails.ca online and free to the public.  With your support, I can devote more time and resources into updating, improving and expanding.  You can help me achieve these goals in 3 simple ways:

HalifaxTrails.ca – Funded by 3 Methods:


1) Contribute:

   Contribute any amount.  I have no government grants or corporate funding and have done what I can on a shoestring budget. 100% secure transactions via PayPal or encrypted credit card payment.

     All supporter’s names are displayed under the “Supporters” heading on HalifaxTrails.ca.  Feel free to include a website link or special instructions for your listing. Contact me with the info or leave a note with the contribution.

     To be listed as a Top Supporter: 1) >$500. 2) >$100. 3) >$50.   Values set thanks to the generosity of the current top supporters.

2020 To Date:

Olimometer 2.52

2019 Total: $170.00


2) Shop:

online hiking, camping, paddling and outdoor equipment

Amazon     Support HalifaxTrails.ca by bookmarking this link to use for your Amazon shopping.  I receive a small commission on all Amazon purchases from that link, via their affiliate program.

shop     Shop.HalifaxTrails.ca is a personally curated mix of products that catch my eye when I’m researching equipment.  It’s full of outdoor recreation gear, books and my own photography.  I receive a small commission (roughly 5%) on all Amazon product purchases and a larger percentage for my photography.

With product price history tracking and custom price drop alerts, you’ll have powerful tools for great deals.  Save your favourites for later with shareable wishlists.  Stay tuned to the daily deals section for today’s best buys, and spread the word!

halifax trails hiking t-shirt support

Purchase a T-Shirt.  Look stylish on the trail or on the couch, and support HalifaxTrails.ca at the same time.  A portion of proceeds goes toward local volunteer organizations working to protect and improve our local trails.  Remember to tag your adventures on social media: #HalifaxTrails.


3) Click, Share, Subscribe, Like & Comment:

     Clicking on ads throughout the site helps pay for the yearly web hosting fees.  At a rate of pennies per click, it’s not much but it’s what pays that bill.  (With regular contributions or shop purchases, I’d gladly get rid of the ads).

     The simple act of Sharing, linking to my pages, “liking“, commenting, following and subscribing is a huge help.  All forms of interaction and engagement are valuable feedback and a huge boost to algorithmic rankings.  These simple acts are very helpful factors behind audience growth.  More importantly, knowing my work is appreciated is my main reward and motivation.

     Leave a testimonial.  Has HalifaxTrails.ca helped you? Do you recommend it to others?  Let me hear your feedback & publish your testimonial:


Top Supporters:

Thank you for making HalifaxTrails.ca possible!

1) Steve Morley

2) Pat Sims-Eastwood & Oliver Doepner.

3)Willy’s Freshcut Fries & Burgers & Michael McFadden.willy's

 

All Contributors:

Jay Hackney, Gail Stacey, Gretchen Amirault, John van Gurp, Carla M.,  Laura McDonald,  Patrick Taylor,  Frederick Rivard,  Jonathan Woelber,  Tamera Murdock,  Lesley Brechin.

Thank you all for contributing.  This project couldn’t continue without your support.  Every dollar has helped with the all-important financial expenses, allowing me to continue adding, updating & improving.


Special Thanks

People, Organizations, & Businesses Who Have Helped Me Along The Way:

The Sackville Rivers Association

     Walter Regan is a wealth of knowledge and long been doing important, constructive work to benefit both the environment and the citizens of Halifax.  I was privileged to sit down with Mr. Regan to learn about the many factors at play with regards to the state of nature protection in our city.  A consistent “re-tweeter” of my Halifax Trails Twitter posts.

Friends of Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Society

     Doing great work to try to create North America’s largest urban wilderness park.  I’ve had informative discussions with board members including Richard Vinson and Mark Young.  Mark has a great YouTube channel and has been a supporter of my YouTube channel.

Willy’s Freshcut Fries & Burgers

     You haven’t truly experienced downtown Halifax if you didn’t stop at Willy’s.  Consistently voted the #1 poutine in the city.  A friend, good samaritan and supporter of everything I do.


     Thanks to all of you who “follow”, subscribe, “like”, share, re-tweet, and comment.  Besides motivating me, your actions directly help to expand my reach.  I genuinely appreciate all of it!