In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development
“Owl’s Head didn’t have a voice,” said local resident and advocate Beverley Isaacs says. “So we used our voices.” Erin AnderssenThe Globe and MailJuly 31, 2022 Full article here Had it not been for the fight of Nova Scotians such as Ms. Isaacs, much of these 266 hectares of coastal Read more…
CPAWS-NS Field Surveys (2020-2021)
The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-NS) has released a valuable report documenting its field surveys at Owls Head Provincial Park. “Located on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, Owls Head is an intact coastal wilderness of high conservation value that has been a priority for protection Read more…
… And it worked!
Thousands of people came together. They donated, they organized, they protested together, they put up signs everywhere. They demanded that Owls Head be protected. And it worked. The entire CPAWS-NS team was at Owls Head Provincial Park recently to celebrate the protection of this very special place as a provincial Read more…
Artwork by Molly Wells
We are pleased to share this incredible artwork of Owls Head Provincial Park from the talented Molly Wells. The biodiversity of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore is so beautiful. Thank you to CPAWS-NS for supporting this piece and for their support for Owls Head Provincial Park. Amazing artwork by Molly Wells Read more…
Group Actions and Events
A Year in the Campaign—2021 Highlights
The iconic Save Owls Head signs were spotted in ridings all across the province. Concerned citizens were eager to crowdfund the cost of the signs in order to raise awareness and send a clear message to the provincial government. Provincial sign coordinator Karen Reinhardt organized fundraising, orders, transportation, and over 50 volunteers who distributed signs in their communities, from Yarmouth to Cape Breton. From the court case to making Owls Head Provincial Park an election issue, let’s take a look at some of the ways the group has been advocating for positive change.(more…)
Sale Protects Musquodoboit River Land From Potential Development
Protecting precious ecosystems is an issue top of mind for many Nova Scotians. There was public outrage when it came to light that the Liberal government, in 2019, signed a backroom deal to turn Owls Head into a golf course.(more…)
Nova Scotia Youth Choir: Nutuwiek? Can You Hear Us?
The Nova Scotia Youth Choir explores protest as art and embraces Indigenous-led social action, including stopping Alton Gas and saving Owls Head Provincial Park. During the making of the film, the singers participated in social action led by Mi’kmaw land defenders working to save the Sipenkne’katik River and Owls Head Read more…