Gold River Liming


Catchment liming the Gold River has started for yet another season! If have a good attitude and are looking for some physical activity contact us about volunteering and help the Coastal Action crew move some buckets of lime. We only like to spread lime on sunny days so dates and times may vary depending on weather.

If you’re looking for more information on what catchment liming is visit our Gold River Liming page.

Email about volunteering.

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.

Morton Centre Family Picnic & Open House

MC Family Pinic and Open HouseCome and get to know your community members, explore Acadia University’s beautiful 99-acre property, hear about our earth education programs, and get to know more about Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation. You can expect walking tours for everyone, display boards with information about Coastal Action’s projects, activities for kids, and a free BBQ.

This is a rain or shine event, so come dressed appropriately for the weather. Please wear durable footwear for the long walk up the drive, and especially if you are planning on walking the trails.

If you have any concerns about accessibility, or any other inquiries please contact us at 902-634-9977 or

MC picnic open house invitation 2015

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!