Lunenburg Celebrates

Be A Tourist logoDid you hear? It’s the Town of Lunenburg’s 263rd Birthday and we’re going to celebrate in style!

On June 7-12, 2016, it’s your chance to be a tourist in your own town.  Residents and visitors alike will be able to celebrate, discover, and rediscover all the great things that Lunenburg has to offer.
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is pleased to be offering the following:

Friday, June 10th: 4th Annual Rum and Chowder Social from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  New for this year, the event will be at the Lunenburg Community Centre, Green Street, as the event has outgrown the Angus Walters House!  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 through PayPal, see Home Page for link ($4 service fee), or $35 at the door.  All proceeds go directly towards supporting our projects and programs.
Saturday, June 11th: We will be celebrating World Oceans Day at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.  Come visit us at our outdoor display on the waterfront between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and learn about our different projects and programs.

Also, don’t forget to join us at 2:00 PM for a presentation on the endangered Atlantic Whitefish.  The presentation will be held in the theatre at the Fisheries Museum.
You can learn more about the weekend’s events by visiting: or through social media using #lunenburgcelebrates.

Public Information Sessions: LaHave River Sewer Solutions Project


Coastal Action, in partnership with the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and Warburton Communications, will be hosting 4 public information sessions on the issue of Straight Pipes in the LaHave River Estuary.

There are approximately 600 homes, with illegal Straight Pipes, still dumping roughly 600,000 L of untreated sewage into the estuary every single day. Join us at an information session to learn more about this serious environmental problem and what can be done to solve it.

Third Annual Community Photo Exhibit: Celebrating Canada Water Week 2016

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Our Water, Our Life: The Future is Blue

Third Annual Community Photo Exhibit: Celebrating Canada Water Week 2016

Call for Submissions!


Matted prints of original photographs are being accepted for the 3rd Annual Water Week Photo Exhibit organized by the South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians in partnership with the Community Sustainability Network, the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation, and the DesBrisay Museum.

Submitted prints will be displayed (depending on space) April 10-24, 2016 at the DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.


The purpose of the photo exhibit is to raise awareness and create dialogue across a broad range of environmental, economic, social, and political interests to help enhance the appreciation, conservation, and protection of our water commons.


Submission Guidelines:

1) Participants must be residents of Lunenburg County.

2) Maximum number of submissions per participant is two.

3) The size of photographs must be at least 8”x10” and no bigger than 18’x24’ (inches) in print format. Digital format will not be accepted.

4) All photographs must be white or off-white matted. Framed prints will not be accepted. Matted photos should be submitted in a protective envelope or plastic sleeve, carefully identified.

5) Closing date for entries is March 31st, 2016. After this date, no further entries will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

6) Submissions can be dropped off at the Margaret Hennigar Public Library, Bridgewater, or the Lunenburg Public Library between Thursday, March 10th and Thursday March 31st (closing time).

7) Participants must identify photos on the back of each submission, with the image title, name of the photographer, and contact information (phone or email).

8) For each image, participants must also submit a separate information sheet stating the title, location, and date of the image; the name of photographer; and, a short description (100-word limit) about the photographic technique and/or a water-related commentary. Exhibit organizers will reproduce this information on Story Cards, which will be displayed beside each photograph. Samples at Flickr “Our Water Our Life”

9) Black and white as well as coloured photographs will be accepted. Creative or abstract images are also welcome if the Story Card information makes the connection to the Exhibit theme.

10) Vetting of photographs for the Exhibit will be the sole right of the Organizing Team. The Team’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the content of the Exhibit will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

11) Photographs will be on display at the DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater, April 10th-24th.

12) Photographs can be picked up Tuesday April 26th at the DesBrisay Museum or by other arrangements agreed to by both organizers and participant.

13) All submissions remain the property of the photographer.

14) The Organizing Team takes no responsibility for any damage to, or loss of, prints.

15) By submitting an entry to this exhibit, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to be bound by the Submission Guidelines and the decisions of the Organizing Team. All applicants agree that each submitted photo reflect the purpose of the Exhibit, in keeping with the celebration of World Water Day/Canada Water Week and community efforts to protect and conserve our water commons. For more information, contact See also “Our Water Our Life” Facebook page.

Shoreline Views: Photography and Adaptation Workshop

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Coastal Action, in partnership with South Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians and Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, will be organising a FREE half day shoreline photography and adaptation workshop in Mahone Bay on Saturday March 5th, 10AM-2:30PM.

Guest speaker Robin Tress from Ecology Action Centre and photographer Kas Stone will share their scientific and artistic perspectives on our dynamic South Shore waterscapes. You will get hands-on training in photography of waterscapes and gain insights on how to adapt to shoreline erosion in a changing climate.

Find out more and RSVP on Eventbrite by February 26th:
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Funding for this workshop is provided by Nova Scotia Environment.

Help Support our “Sinking the Stormwater” Campaign!

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Coastal Action is building a rain garden next to the HB Studios Sports Centre parking lot to filter the stormwater that is running off into the LaHave River. This stormwater runoff degrades our infrastructure along with aquatic habitats by erosion and pollution.

Coastal Action needs your help. Please visit our Small Change Fund Project, to learn more about our project and donate!

Visit our You Tube video to hear more about the project.

Shutter Plank Celebration & Fundraiser

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This Saturday, September 26th come out for an evening of festivities and participate in the tradition of laying the last plank in the hull of The Blue Dream schooner!

Italian lasagna and white wine will be served.

Event starts at 5:00 PM at the Blue Dream Shed (12 Burma Rd, Lunenburg, NS). $20 admission (at door) for a night of good food and good fun!

If you’d like more information on this project, please visit The Blue Dream Project facebook page:

Garden Lots Forest & Salt Marsh Walk

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Coastal Action will be hosting an educational walk this coming Sunday (August 23rd) through the Acadian Forest and Salt Marsh of Garden Lots, Lunenburg NS with experts Reg and Ruth Newell in identifying native plants of Nova Scotia. Join us rain or shine!

We’ll meet on Battery Point Rd. where the trail begins for 9:00 AM. Event is open to the public!

For more information and to RSVP email or call Coastal Action office 902-634-9977

Generation Active Park Information Session

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Come join the Town of Bridgewater and Coastal Action for an information session of the development of the new Generation Active Park Thursday, August 6, at 4:30 PM. This new park will include a trail, an off leash dog park, rain gardens and other stormwater drainage work. This event is open to the public and all are invited to join!

The Charm & Challenge of a Lone Beluga Whale

WSP SS Presentation Jul 28th 2015 - largerHave you been wondering what happened to the lone beluga whale that showed up in Liverpool recently? Well, Bluenose Coastal Action would like to invite you and friends to join us and the Whale Stewardship Project group to the upcoming public presentation regarding the lone beluga whale that recently showed up in Liverpool.
The presentation is on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool. Whether you have interest in whale research and stewardship, or are an avid boater of any kind, come join Coastal Action and learn about the implication and risks associated with this whale showing up.