Michelin Nature Park – Grand Opening

The Michelin Nature Discovery Park  is having it’s Grand Opening this September!

This park is a Coastal Action & Town of Bridgewater joint partnership as part of our shorelines and outdoor classroom project. Our fall 2016 TD Tree Days took place here and now the park is ready to debut!

When? Tuesday, September 12th at noon

Where? Michelin Nature Discovery Park (beside Cineplex Theaters on LaHave Street in Bridgewater)

Questions? Contact Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation at info@coastalaction.org and 902-634-9977.


Nova Scotia Heritage & Marine Stewardship Project

Our Canada 150 events continue in August! Activities will be held in Sydney, Cape Breton, Annapolis Royal and Digby with the theme of marine plastic pollution prevention and ocean conservation while celebrating our coastal heritage in Nova Scotia.

Stay tuned for more location specific details, activities, and how to join the fun!

Please contact Ariel Smith: ariel@coastalaction.org with any questions.

Thank you to the Government of Canada, Nova Scotia Government and Community Foundation of Nova Scotia for their support for this project. 

World Oceans Day

Shoreline Cleanup!

Join us on World Oceans Day, June 8 at 10am at the Mahone Bay Civic Marina and help prevent plastic pollution from reaching the ocean. This year, we’re teaming up with Cape LaHave Adventures to provide volunteers with a post-clean up reward! Free kayak or stand up paddle rides on a first-come, first-served basis!

For questions, contact Ariel Smith: ariel@coastalaction.org or 902-634-9977.

Lunenburg Heritage & Marine Stewardship Canada 150 Project

This project will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and World Oceans Day and is funded by the Government of Canada.

The event will engage participants in both cultural and environmental themes, focusing on the issue of marine plastic pollution while exploring Lunenburg’s unique and strong connection to the ocean. Events include:

Ocean Arts & Crafts for All Ages: Using common marine plastics found in the ocean (bags, bottles, caps) led by local artists from Lunenburg.
Tour a Traditional Wooden Schooner: The Blue Dream Project’s Mahayana will be available to climb on board and explore. This vessel was recently built (2015-2017) in the historic Bluenose Shed, a boat building shed that has been present on Lunenburg’s waterfront for generations. The schooner was made with traditional wooden boat building methods and will be open to the public to learn more about this important aspect of Nova Scotia’s history and culture.
Dory Rides: Partnering with the Canadian Dory Racing Association (CDRA), rides will be available on the waterfront with the assistance of CDRA’s expert coaches and members.

Free Picton Castle Tour



Free Picton Castle Tour presented by Project Coastline! Everyone Welcome!

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation has partnered on this project under our marine debris program, focused on prevention, education, and outreach. A short introduction about our work alongside The Blue Dream Project will be discussed before the tour begins.

Free Picton Castle Tour Poster

Marine Protected Areas Open House


Join Coastal Action and Fisheries and Oceans Canada at  Art Happening Bridgewater (757 King Street, Bridgewater) on December 7th @ 4:00 PM for discussions on Marine Protected Areas.

This event is open to everyone! Those who are interested in learning about Marine Protected Areas or have thoughts on marine issues are encouraged to join in to help develop long-term plans for protecting our coastlines.

TD Tree Days Planting Event

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The community green space and outdoor classroom project has been guided by a committee of organisations over the past years, including:

  • Bridgewater Development Association
  • Town of Bridgewater
  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • South Shore Regional School Board

Coastal Action Hosting 4th Annual Rum & Chowder Social!

Rum and Chowder Social 2016 for Facebook


Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is once again hosting our Rum and Chowder Social fundraising event taking place Friday, June 10th from 6-9 PM at the Lunenburg Community Centre, Green Street.

Join us for an evening of sampling various chowders donated by restaurants in the Town of Lunenburg and surrounding areas, rum (including Ironworks Distillery), a cake auction, ticket draw for local prizes, and lots of entertainment.

Tickets are $30 in advance available at the Coastal Action office located at 37 Tannery Road or on-line right now through PayPal, see Home Page ($4.00 service fee), or $35 at the door.  All proceeds go directly towards supporting our projects and programs.

See poster for more details or contact Carol at 902-634-9977 or carol@coastalaction.org.

Rum and Chowder Social 2016 Poster