Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association

Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association

Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association (ESFWA) is one of the applicants in the court case to save Owls Head Provincial Park. Along with biologist Bob Bancroft (President of Nature Nova Scotia), Forest Watch has requested a time extension to ask for a judicial review as well as requested the judicial review itself.

While Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association has never been an applicant in a court case before, the group felt compelled to take legal action when Owls Head Provincial Park was secretly removed from Our Parks and Protected Areas Plan.

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HalifACT 2050: Act to Protect Owls Head Park

The Halifax Regional Municipality is to be commended; HalifACT 2050 is an exciting step forward. Thank you especially to Councillor Richard Zurawski for submitting a motion for a climate action plan.

Despite roadblocks from the provincial government, Regional Council is providing leadership on climate change. On January 29, 2019, Regional Council voted to declare a “climate emergency.” On June 23, 2020, they voted to turn that statement into action by unanimously passing HalifACT 2050: Acting on Climate Together Plan.

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The Lorax

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

You don’t need to be a science whiz or a brilliant writer in order to stand up for the environment. You just need to make your voice heard.

How can I contribute? 

Email is currently the most efficient way to send your feedback.

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Federal Land at Owls Head Park Goes to Environment and Climate Change Canada

We are excited to announce that the federal parcel of land at Owls Head Park has officially been transferred to Environment and Climate Change Canada … a monumental step in the Save Owls Head Park campaign.

This would not have been possible without the intense opposition to the sale of public parkland or the committed advocacy of our conservation partners. We would especially like to thank CPAWS NS, who have been working tirelessly to save this ecologically significant property and its 45-year history of promised protections. The importance of your work at the provincial and federal levels cannot be overstated.

We are also grateful to the government of Canada and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada) for recognizing the importance of this representative coastal ecosystem. Thank you for your commitment to honour the best and highest use of Owls Head Park Reserve.

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