Snapping Turtles Found Inside the Stomach of a Chain Pickerel!

WF turtles in pickerel 1These snapping turtles were found inside the stomach of a chain pickerel caught on Hebb Lake last week. Amazingly they survived the ordeal and were released back into the wild by Coastal Action staff. Did you know that The chain pickerel was introduced to Nova Scotia in 1945, and now can be found in many lakes across the province? Unfortunately, as a relatively large predator, there is concern over the negative impacts chain pickerel have on existing fish communities in lakes such as the endangered Atlantic Whitefish.

Trail Building Day

Trail Building 2015Join Coastal Action and Cobequid Trail Consulting on Tuesday, June 23rd for our first Trail Building Day! The trail is being built off of Battery Point Rd. and will lead to a viewing platform overlooking the saltmarsh in Garden Lots, Lunenburg County.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in on the fun throughout the day! We’ll be in the area from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If you’d like to join us please RSVP to, or call 1-902-634-9977.

2015 Annual General Meeting

Staff Group 1Coastal Action is having our 2015 Annual General Meeting at The Galley Restaurant & Lounge, 115 Marina Road, Chester Basin, N.S.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:00 PM ~ Meet and Greet

6:15 PM ~ Business Meeting

Followed by Informal Reception

There will be light refreshments provided and a Cash Bar. Please contact the Coastal Action office at 902-634-9977 for more information, and to RSVP for the event.

Morton Centre’s Earth Adventure Camps

MC Poster 2015Coastal Action is gearing up for our 2015 Earth Adventure Camps at Acadia University’s Morton Centre on Heckman’s Island, Lunenburg County. The Morton Centre is located only 15 minutes away from the Town of Lunenburg.
We will be starting off the 2015 summer season is our newest program “Wild Adventurers”. Join us July 13th to 17th for a full day camp for youth ages 9 to 12. The program runs from 9AM to 4PM daily, with an overnight stay from Thursday to Friday.
Do you have what it takes to explore and survive in the wilderness? Each day we will learn skills from wild animals about how to live in harmony with nature. On the last day, we’ll put our skills to the test by building and sleeping in our own forest shelters. Release the wild adventurer in you!
Contact us if you are interested in getting involved or attending our camps.

3rd Annual Rum & Chowder Social

Outreach - Rum and Chowder Poster 2015

Join us for our 3rd Annual Rum & Chowder Social at the Captain Angus Walters House, 37 Tannery Road, Lunenburg in celebration of World Oceans Day and the Town of Lunenburg’s Birthday!

This year we have chowders donated from the The Knot Pub, The Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Salt Shaker Deli , Lunenburg; The Dockside; The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar and Big Red’s. We also have rum donated from Ironworks Distillery.

Be a Tourist in your Town

Be a tourit in your town: Lunenburg's birthdayIt’s the Town of Lunenburg’s 26 2nd Birthday and we’re celebrating in style!

On June 5- 7, 2015 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.

The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is pleased to be offering the following:

June 5th: 3rd Annual Rum and Chowder Social from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Join us for an evening of sampling various chowders donated by restaurants in the Town of Lunenburg, rum (including Ironworks Distillery) and lots of entertainment. Tickets are $25. All proceeds go directly towards supporting our projects and programs.

June 6th: We will be celebrating World Oceans Day at the Fisheries Museum. Come visit us at our touch tank between 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and learn about sea creatures you can find in Nova Scotia. Also, don’t forget to join us at 11:30 AM for a presentation with Senator Wilfred Moore on the Hamilton Declaration and how protection of the Sargasso Sea relates to our American Eel Project.

You can also come and learn more about the work that we do by visiting us at our office from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM on Saturday. Our doors will be open!

NSLC Adopt A Stream Sale

NSLC Adopt A Stream Sale

Look out for NSLC Adopt A Stream sales at your local liquor store! From March 30th to May 3rd you be seeing NSLC Adopt A Stream’s green sale signs at the liquor store.

Through funding from the NSLC Adopt A Stream program, Coastal Action along with other watershed based organizations are able to conduct stream restoration projects that help to improve fish passage and water quality of our streams.

So make sure to stop by your local liquor store to save money & save streams!

For more information visit NSLC Adopt A Stream’s website:



Clean Water Symposium

The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation and the LaHave River Watershed Committee invite you to join us at the “Clean Water – Protecting Your Watershed” Symposium and Trade Show on November 15th at the NSCC Lunenburg Campus (75 High Street, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia). The event will include a keynote speaker, panel discussion, and feature an exhibitor area of about 30 local businesses, community organizations, and government departments.
The goals of the event include:

  • To provide the public with an opportunity to understand how important clean water is to society and what impact each person has on our lakes, rivers, and oceans.
  •  To showcase what organizations, businesses, and various government departments are doing to protect watersheds in Nova Scotia.
  •  To inform the public of the results of research being conducted within watersheds in Nova Scotia.
  •  To continue the ongoing dialog on straight pipes and their effect on clean water in the LaHave River Watershed (and beyond).
  •  To showcase alternative sewage treatment options for households that have straight pipes or malfunctioning septic systems.
  •  To network and have fun.

Registration for the symposium and trade show is now open and the deadline for registration will be on Friday, October 31st at 4:00 pm. Registration is $25 (non-profit organizations and academics) or $50 (government and businesses).
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle St. Louis at or by phone 1-902-634-9977.

Registration Form Registration is closed for this event.