Coastal Action Hosting 4th Annual Rum & Chowder Social!

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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.

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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: www.lunenburgcelebrates.ca or through social media using #lunenburgcelebrates.

NS Youth Conservation Corps Positions Open

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Hired Coastal Action Youth Conservation Corps performing in-stream restoration work in 2014.

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation has once again partnered with the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps program to hire two students for the months of July and August 2016 to work on various projects within the LaHave River and Petite Riviere watersheds (e.g., water quality monitoring, fish habitat restoration projects, riparian restoration, etc.) as well as a third student to help out with the delivery of our Morton Centre Environmental Education Programs.  The NSYCC program is delivered through The Clean Foundation and provides summer job opportunities for students looking for environmental work experiences.

See job posting’s below for further details or visit The Clean Foundation website.

Environmental Education Program Supporter-Job Posting

Watershed Projects Summer Intern-Job Posting

 

Applicants are to submit their cover letter and resume, merged into one document, and sent to mbook@clean.ns.ca by midnight May 30th.

Atlantic Whitefish Recovery Project Field Report 2015

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Coastal Action initiated the Atlantic Whitefish Recovery Project (AWRP) in April 2004. This project started with a focus on raising public awareness of this globally endangered fish species, as well as attempting to build a strong stewardship foundation in Lunenburg County. Read about Coastal Action’s current efforts to protect the endangered species against invasive species and raise awareness in the 2015 AWRP Field Report.

Atlantic Whitefish Recovery Project Field Report 2015

Spring Coastal Chronicle Issue Release

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The second issue of the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation quarterly newsletter, the Coastal Chronicle, has just been released!

Covered in the spring 2016 issue: Small Change Fund for Generations Active Park, March Break at White Point, Shoreline Views Photography and Adaptation Workshop, Eel dissections and a volunteer profile!

Coastal Chronicle – Issue 2 Spring 2016

View the first issue of the Coastal Chronicle here on the Coastal Chronicle webpage.

 

Public Information Sessions: LaHave River Sewer Solutions Project

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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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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” https://www.flickr.com/photos/136307696@N07/

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 waterweekns@gmail.com See also “Our Water Our Life” Facebook page.

Stella Bowles speaks up about LaHave straight pipes!

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Sign posted along LaHave River Estuary.

Stella Bowels is a 12-year old girl from Bridgewater who has been noticed by the media for speaking up about LaHave River straight pipes.

Read CBC’s Paul Withers article to learn more, and  visit her Facebook page to learn about her school project on the water quality in the LaHave.

 

Article: Bridgewater Elementary student may help end raw sewage in LaHave River

 

 

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: http://shorelineviews.eventbrite.ca/
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164539657254612/

Funding for this workshop is provided by Nova Scotia Environment.

Coastal Action Looking for Experienced Communications & Event Planning Coordinator

TransparentLogoCoastal Action is seeking an energetic and self motivated person with a passion for the environment to fill the position of Communications and Event Planning Coordinator. The organization’s approach is always collaborative and team oriented, and as such, the position will involve working on both Coastal Action and Town of Bridgewater initiatives. In this engaging role of Communications and Event Planning Coordinator, the successful candidate will report directly to Coastal Action’s Executive Director and also work closely with Town of Bridgewater staff and partners.

For more information click on the job description link below.

 

Communications & Event Planning Coordinator Job Description- 2016

Application deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016.