Stand up for our Parks & Protected Areas
Please keep in mind that the list below is by no means exhaustive. Whether you prefer writing, painting, photography, songwriting, or something entirely different, we appreciate you sharing your time and talents with us.
We will continue to update this page to reflect new initiatives.
1. Join us on Social Media
2. Sign the petitions
A. Online Petition
We have just launched an online petition. While it can’t be submitted to the Legislature, we can still show how many people care about protecting our parks and protected areas. It’s time to save Owls Head Provincial Park!
B. Formal Petition
We are collecting signatures on a formal petition, calling on the government of Nova Scotia to formally protect Owls Head Provincial Park and all of the remaining properties awaiting designation.
If you believe that our network of protected areas is worthy of protection and that citizens should have a voice in this decision-making process, we hope you’ll help us deliver that message to the Nova Scotia Legislature.
For more information, click here. If you do not have safe access to a printer, please email us and we will mail you a copy.
3. Support Science at Owls Head Provincial Park
Marine biologist Dr. Kristina Boerder has launched a Go-Fund-Me campaign to fund important scientific research at Owls Head Provincial Park. Learn more and donate here.
4. Artists for Owls Head
We are looking for artists, photographers, songwriters, poets, and other creative folks to capture the rugged beauty of Owls Head Provincial Park. To learn more, please visit our dedicated page, here.
5. Yard Signs
Show Your Support
Yard signs are available across the province free of charge. To find the sign depot nearest you, click here. We also have bumper stickers and decals available.
Help Spread Awareness in Your Community
Providing signs to concerned citizens across the province is only possible thanks to our wonderful volunteers. Individuals have offered to act as “sign depots” for their communities, a location where local supporters can safely pick up these materials. If you an act as a sign depot, please email our sign coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6. Talk to your MLA
This is a perfect time to have a virtual (phone or Zoom) meeting with your elected representative. The Legislature is closed and we’re all stuck at home; let’s try to make the best of it.
Don’t forget, MLAs are supposed to represent their constituents. We need you – no matter where you live in the province – to stand up for our parks and protected areas.
Discussions are more impactful than emails. But if you’d prefer to send an email, all of the relevant information is available here.
Find Your MLA: https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles
Find Your Electoral District: https://enstools.electionsnovascotia.ca/edinfo2012/
7. Write a letter to the editor
Not sure where to start? Check out our guide.
8. Volunteer with us
Email us if you’d like to get involved.
9. Help Spread the Word
Keep up the pressure by continuing to share new articles and website posts on social media. Talk to your friends and your family.
10. Share your photos
Do you have photos of Owls Head Provincial Park? We’d love to feature them.
Are you a photographer who would be willing to help capture the biodiversity and rugged beauty of Owls Head Provincial Park? If so, please send us an email.
If you’d like to see some of the past actions and events from our group, please read our Year in Review post.
Do you have an idea to help the group?
Do you have some free time to contribute?
Send us an email (email@example.com)