Rain Barrel Construction Workshop

Rain barrel construction May 2016- 3Rain Barrel Construction Workshop
When? Sunday July 10th from 2pm to 5pm
Where? Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

*Rain Date: July 17th 2pm to 5pm

 

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation and Town of Bridgewater will be hosting a FREE 3-hour rain barrel building workshop at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. Open to all. The program aims to give residents the equipment, tools, and training to build their own rain barrel, of which 15 will be available.

Donations needed:
Refreshments (cans of juice or jugs of water)

Volunteers needed:
We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help the event run smoothly, ideally individuals that are comfortable using power tools such as drills.

Job Application Deadline Extended for NS Youth Conservation Corps

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.