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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS ns. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Apr 28 14

CPAWS welcomes land protection at Brigadoon
AYLESFORD LAKE – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement by the Nova Scotia government that it has purchased lands on Aylesford Lake adjacent to Brigadoon Village. Brigadoon is a non-profit recreational facility that delivers camp programming to children, youth, and families living with chronic illness, chronic conditions, or special need across Atlantic Canada. “This is really great news,” says Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS. “The Nova Scotia government is to be congratulated for purchasing and protecting these lands, and ensuring that the wonderful kids at Brigadoon will always have a wilderness playground nearby to explore, enjoy, and just have fun.”

Dec 31 13

An excellent year for conservation in Nova Scotia
This has been an impressive year for conservation in Nova Scotia. Lots of new protected areas have been established and some of the most ecologically significant areas remaining in the province have been conserved.

Oct 07 13

View Nova Scotia political party positions on protected areas
Want to know where the political parties stand on nature conservation? CPAWS asked for party positions on protected areas. Here are their responses.

Aug 01 13

Nova Scotia releases final protected areas plan
HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement by the Nova Scotia government that it will protect huge swaths of the province for conservation. In total, approximately a quarter million hectares of land will be added to the parks an protected areas system in Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia is emerging as a leader in Canada for the protection of wilderness,” says Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS. “Great progress is being made protecting the most ecologically significant areas of the province, including important coastal areas, large intact forests, and rare species habitat”.

Jul 15 13

Nova Scotia bucks national trend by creating new protected areas
In the run-up to Canada Parks Day on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is releasing its fifth annual report on how Canada’s parks are faring. The report shows an overall worrying trend in Canada of a slowdown in creating new parks and protecting existing ones. But Nova Scotia is bucking this national trend. The province stands out as one of the few examples across the country where an ambitious plan to create new protected areas is turning into real conservation outcomes on the ground.

Jul 11 13

Come summer hiking with CPAWS at the Birch Cove Lakes!
We invite you to come hiking with us in the Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness this summer. Whether it be an evening or daytime hike, be sure to bring proper hiking footwear and clothing! Evening Hike to Susies Lake Date/Time: Wednesday, July 17, 6:30pm – 7:30pm* Meeting Place: The parking lot of Kent Building Supplies in Bayers Lake, near the lumber yard. Please note that this trail is often muddy and has segments that are rugged and steep. As this hike is taking place late in the day, bring a flashlight if you intend to stay for the sunset! Daytime Hike to Fox Lake Date/Time: Sunday, August 18, 10:30am – 1:30pm* Meeting Place: The roundabout at the end of Colins Road. Colins Road is an extension of Belle Street, which is a left off Kearney Lake road just past the lake. This trail is rugged and contains segments with steep slopes. We will be stopping at Fox Lake for some time before returning, so bring a lunch and even a bathing suit if you'd like! *Dates may be subject to change due to weather. To R.S.V.P or for more information, send us an e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Jun 19 13

CPAWS welcomes Sable Island National Park Reserve

HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the protection of Sable Island as a national park reserve. The legislation to create the national park reserve becomes law today.

“This is an important step for the protection of Sable Island’s unique ecosystems,” says Chris Miller, National Conservation Biologist for CPAWS, based in Nova Scotia. “Sable Island holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Canadians and is deserving of the highest level of protection that can be afforded.”


May 21 13

CPAWS disappointed with decision to approve pipeline through protected area
HALIFAX – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is disappointed with the decision by the Nova Scotia government to give environmental approvals for the construction of a natural gas pipeline near Stewiacke that will pass through a candidate protected area.

May 14 13

Come explore the Birch Cove Lakes with CPAWS!
Join us for an evening walk to Susies Lake. Be sure to bring proper hiking footwear and clothing, and bring a flashlight if you intend to stay for the sunset! Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21 and Tuesday, June 4, 2013; 6:30pm – 8:30pm* Meeting Place: The parking lot of Kent Building Supplies in Bayers Lake, near the lumber yard. *Dates may be subject to change due to weather. To R.S.V.P or for more information, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Mar 11 13

Speak up for Nova Scotia’s wilderness
CPAWS welcomes the release of the Nova Scotia government’s long-awaited parks and protected areas plan. Public consultations for the proposed plan are happening right now, and the province needs to hear your voice!

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