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. Sign and share the online petition
While the online can’t be submitted to the Legislature, it’s a great tool to show how many people care about protecting our parks and protected areas. It’s time to save Owls Head Provincial Park!
2. Sign the formal petition
Residents of Nova Scotia are asked to please sign both the formal and online petitions.
The formal petition calls 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 currently have access to a printer, please email us and we will mail you a copy.
3. 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.
4. Talk to your MLA
The government’s secret delisting & offer to sell Owls Head Provincial Park puts parks awaiting designation in jeopardy across the whole province of Nova Scotia.
Approximately 125 properties from Our Parks and Protected Areas Plan are still awaiting legal protection, meaning that they, too, could be secretly delisted and sold.
Would you like to know which parks are in jeopardy in your community? Go to the government’s interactive map and search for the park. If it comes up as “NS Lands Proposed or Pending Protection,” it’s not legally protected yet—and that needs to change.
If you want to see what your new candidate and or the winning party had to say on the issue, click here.
5. Join us on Social Media
6. Yard Signs
Show Your Support
Yard signs are available across the province free of charge. To find the sign depot nearest you, click here. To make a donation to the sign campaign, please send an e-transfer to email@example.com
If you’d like a bumper sticker or decal, please email Sydnee Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
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 (email@example.com).
7. Write a letter to the editor
Not sure where to start? Check out our guide.
8. Volunteer with us
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, as well as local environmental or community groups.
10. Share your photos with us
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)