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Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation Background:

The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is a charitable organization that addresses the environmental concerns in the South Shore region of Nova Scotia, and was established in December 1993. Coastal Action's goal is to promote the restoration, enhancement, and conservation of our ecosystem through research, education, and action. Coastal Action is involved in many environmental projects including species at risk, watershed-based, and environmental education projects. Coastal Action receives direction from a volunteer Board of Directors supported through a full-time Executive Director.

Our Vision

A healthy environment, thriving South Shore communities.

Our Mission

We lead efforts to protect, enhance and restore our ecosystem through research, education and action on the South Shore.


Board Members

Rick Welsford, Chair

 Granville W. Veinotte, Vice-Chair

Kelly Wilson, Treasurer

Jeremy Hopkins, Member at Large

Karl Nauss, Represents Town of Mahone Bay

Brad Armstrong, Represents Municipality of the District of Chester

Jeff Stevens, Represents Native Council of N.S.

Paul MacLellan, Represents NSCC

Michael Graves, Represents Town of Bridgewater

Peter Mosher, Represents Town of Lunenburg

Errol Knickle, Member at Large

Ex-Officio Advisors to the Board or Non-Voting Members

Michael Allen, Nova Scotia Environment


Honourary Members

Paul MacDonald

John Bain