Standing 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. Write a letter to the editor

Publishing a letter to the editor is an easy and effective way to keep issues you care about in the news. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide.

2. Help contribute towards court costs

Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association and Bob Bancroft (President of Nature Nova Scotia) want to fight for Owls Head Provincial Park and a new age in environmental law in Canada. If you believe that the people of Nova Scotia deserve better, that the planet deserves better, you can support the applicants in their quest. Big or small, your contribution will help them to push for better legal protections for public lands. 

Ways to Contribute:

1. Via Nature Nova Scotia’s Canada Helps page (suggested for donations up to $100)

2. By cheque to Nature Nova Scotia (suggested for donations of $100 or more)
“Attention of Nature Nova Scotia”
Care of the NS Museum of Natural History,
1747 Summer St.
Halifax, NS B3H 3A6

3. By e-transfer: Send an e-transfer to info@forestwatch.ca (unfortunately, Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association cannot offer tax receipts. If you’d like a tax receipt, please donate to Nature Nova Scotia directly through methods one or two.

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3. Artists for Owls Head

Painting in Progress by Gloria Chaisson

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.

Information here

5. Keep Spreading 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.

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 (lindsaylee@saveowlshead.org)

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