FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Lee
April 19, 2021 Administrator of saveowlshead.org
Grassroots Group Achieves 5,000-Member Milestone
Concern for Owls Head Provincial Park Growing Rapidly
Support for saving Owls Head Provincial Park is increasing across the province, as demonstrated by the continued growth of the grassroots Facebook group, “Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming a Golf Courses.”
“On April 18, we passed the 5,000 member-mark,” said Sydnee McKay, founder of the Facebook group. “People all over the province are learning from Owls Head Provincial Park that the provincial government is a threat to our network of parks and protected areas. There are nearly 200other provincial parks, nature reserves, and wilderness areas that our government could secretly delist and offer to sell – just like it did with Owls Head Provincial Park.”
Continue reading “Press Release: Grassroots Group Exceeds 5,000 Members”
This fundraising campaign is now closed.
Barbara Markovits from Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association has announced that we’ve raised enough money to go forward with the judicial review. Thank you for your generous support!
As you know, the people of Nova Scotia have won the first round! Justice Coady of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has granted us an extension to file an application for a judicial review (regarding the delisting of Owl’s Head Park from the list of Provincial Park Reserves).
We (Forest Watch and Bob Bancroft) have now officially requested this judicial review. This next step will take more time and more money. In August, we estimated that we would need an additional $10,000 to address the issues in the judicial review process.
Continue reading “Donate to the Legal Fund”
Update: The judicial review has been fully funded thanks to concerned citizens like you. Thank you!
Statement from Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association
September 5, 2020
Good News: The people of Nova Scotia have won the first round! Justice Coady of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has granted us an extension to file an application for a judicial review regarding the delisting of Owl’s Head Park from the list of Provincial Park Reserves. We are also requesting a judicial review of the provincial government’s Letter of Offer to sell Owl’s Head Provincial Park Reserve to Lighthouse Links Development Company.
Continue reading “Court Costs Overview from Forest Watch”
Photo courtesy of CPAWS NS
Statement from Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Nova Scotia Chapter
This summer, CPAWS-NS has visited Owls Head numerous times. Accompanied by a range of biodiversity experts, we have been completing a series of surveys to record the rich natural diversity of this coastal headland.
Our team has identified over 75 species of birds that occur here, undertaking surveys from the land and on the water. Later this month, we’ll be out again with our snorkels, studying eelgrass beds in the area.
Continue reading ““Back at Owls Head””
Robert Bancroft and Eastern Shore Forest Watch Association (Applicants)
Nova Scotia Minister of Lands and Forestry and
Continue reading “Justice Coady’s Decision in Bancroft v. Nova Scotia (Land and Forestry) 2020 NSSC 214”
The Attorney General of Nova Scotia representing
Her Majesty the Queen In Right of the Province of Nova Scotia (Respondents)
Original Post from CPAWS
Nova Scotia’s coastline is home to an abundance of birds – shorebirds, seabirds, waterbirds, and even woodland species. Recently, CPAWS-NS helped organize an expedition to Owls Head Provincial Park Reserve, with a group of expert birders, to document the diversity first-hand.
Continue reading “CPAWS: Community scientists descend on Owls Head”
Owls Head is a coastal headland that supports a variety of habitats including bogs and wetlands, estuaries, salt marshes and beaches. Our birding team set out to identify bird species across these habitats and document the ecological significance of this unique region.
Jun 29, 2020 6:52 PM AT
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Before the province’s lawyer, Jack Townsend, delivered his arguments to the court, Coady asked him why an extension should be fought, if the review was worthwhile.
“Don’t you think it’s always best to decide issues such as this on the merits, rather than on the procedural obstacles that can pop up because of people dragging their feet or inadvertence or complacency or something of that nature?” Coady said.
Continue reading “Supreme Court mulls whether to review controversial Owls Head decision”
Province says a review ‘would be a waste of time’