Garden Lots Forest & Salt Marsh Walk

Walk the Salt Marsh

Coastal Action will be hosting an educational walk this coming Sunday (August 23rd) through the Acadian Forest and Salt Marsh of Garden Lots, Lunenburg NS with experts Reg and Ruth Newell in identifying native plants of Nova Scotia. Join us rain or shine!

We’ll meet on Battery Point Rd. where the trail begins for 9:00 AM. Event is open to the public!

For more information and to RSVP email or call Coastal Action office 902-634-9977

Generation Active Park Information Session

Info session poster, Aug. 1, 2015, REVISED 2


Come join the Town of Bridgewater and Coastal Action for an information session of the development of the new Generation Active Park Thursday, August 6, at 4:30 PM. This new park will include a trail, an off leash dog park, rain gardens and other stormwater drainage work. This event is open to the public and all are invited to join!

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.