Coastal Chronicle – Summer 2017 Issue

Our summer season is always full of activity – new projects, kids programs, and outreach initiatives.

Take a look through Issue 7 of our quarterly Coastal Chronicle to check out what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up!

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: 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: or 902-634-9977.

Canada 150 Project Student Job Opportunity

We’re hiring! 

Our Nova Scotia Heritage and Marine Stewardship Canada 150 Project is looking for a student to join the team! This position is in partnership with two other Nova Scotian organizations: Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and Chester Race Week and will be part-time throughout the summer season with experience alongside all three partner organizations.

See here for full description: Canada 150 Internship Job Description

Please send Ariel Smith at your resume to apply. Deadline May 24th, 2017.  

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.

2017 Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corp Positions Now Available!

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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 Clean Foundation and Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps program to hire two students for 9 weeks in the months of July and August 2017! This is a great opportunity that provides summer opportunities for valuable environmental experience.

There are two positions available under our Watershed Projects (LaHave River & Petite) which includes water quality monitoring, fish habitat and riparian restoration. There is also one position available for our Morton Center Environmental Education Programs as a Program Supporter assisting with program development and implementation.



See below listings for position specifics

Watershed Projects Field Intern (2 positions available)
Environmental Education Program Supporter (1 position available)

All candidates are to fill out an application 
on the Clean Foundation website
Application closes Midnight, May 24th. 

Depave Paradise Event Details

Are you joining us for our Depave Paradise events on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th? If so, please check out our event details below. Hope to see you there! Contact or 634-9977 if you have any

Coastal Action’s Dan MacPhail Memorial Bursary

Memorial Bursary 2015

Last years recipient, Bailey Silver, presented by Peter Mosher.

Are you a high school student planning on furthering your education in the field of Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, or a similar program at the university or college level? If so, don’t miss out on the chance to be awarded a $500 bursary opportunity!

2017 Bursary Application

All applications must have signed remarks from their guidance councilors accompanied in their application. The deadline for application is Friday, April 28, 2017. All applications must be received at the Coastal Action office, either via mail, email, or fax, by the end of the day (4:00 pm) Friday, April 28, 2017.

For more information, please visit our Dan MacPhail Memorial Web Page.




Watershed Crew 2016

2016 Watershed Field Crew


Coastal Action is seeking an energetic and outdoor loving person to fill a summer position as a Watershed Projects Field Technician. If you’re interested in getting some quality field experience and a hands-on opportunity to improve the natural environment within Lunenburg County, this is the job for you!

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Deadline for Applications: January 31, 2017

Please send applications to