Giving a Hoot About Owls Head: Letter and Original Artwork from Deborah M. Stover

February 12, 2020

Dear Premier Stephen McNeil,

I am absolutely completely opposed to your government’s attempt to sell off public lands at Owls Head. This is wrong and anyone with decency, respect for the Earth, and or any kind of intelligence knows this!

These lands are important for conservation and have long been promised for legal protection as a provincial park going back decades. This LAND MUST CONTINUE to be PROTECTED AS IT IS! NO golf course or any other project / development that in any way changes this land should ever take place at Owl’s Head.

Owls Head contains a globally significant coastal ecosystem, as well as important habitat for rare species, including the endangered piping plover. Very little of Nova Scotia’s coastline is publicly owned and protected.

I am both astounded and disgusted by this very capitalist decision to delist of this provincial park reserve, and then a planned sell-off of public lands at Owls Head! SHAME on the NS government! Shame on you for doing so without any public consultation.

I call on you to:

1) immediately STOP the sale of public lands at Owls Head for any reason, and
2) continue to protect these public lands as a legally-protected wilderness area in perpetuity.

I along with many others look forward to hearing back from you with your written assurances that Owls Head will be protected.

Sincerely,

Deborah M Stover

Please click to enlarge Deborah’s painting below.

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