Noreen Channels photo
Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy: keeping Nova Scotia's coastline safe, accessible.
Our Mission: To conserve and protect shoreline, wetlands, beaches, freshwater habitats, fields and forests, and to ensure that access
to these places, both on Kingsburg peninsula and in neighbouring areas, remains available to the public forever.
How to Help
West Ironbound links:
Saltscapes magazine's story of West Ironbound's lightkeepers from 1961 - 1966.
"There were hardships, yes, but life was sweet . . . "
So begins Saltscapes'
first person feature.
Lovely coffee table book! WEST IRONBOUND: Portrait of an Island by Mariette Roodenburg, Christine Higdon and Larry Gaudet
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At this time last year, as 2014 moved into 2015, the KCC was very pleased to
acquire two pieces of land through donations and purchase:
Through the generosity of Krista MacDonald, Bedford, Nova Scotia, we were
able to acquire a 3.58 acre waterfront lot in an area of the Shoubac that
borders on the mouth of the La Have River. With this acquisition, the KCC
now owns seven pieces of land in the Shoubac and hopes, over time, to see
more of this splendid, pristine area preserved and protected.
Virtually at the same time, through the thoughtfulness of Mary W. Stohn of
Newbury, Massachusetts, almost 12 splendid acres of land, just off Shady
Rest Road on Rose Head and sitting off of Rose Bay have been protected.
Through the kindness and thoughtfulness of individuals such as Ms.
MacDonald and Ms. Stohn, the KCC is able to protect parts of Nova Scotia's
New Board Members
Since our AGM in July, the KCC Board has grown by two new board
members: Noreen Channels of Kingsburg and Connecticut and
Alison Hughes of Upper Kingsburg, both of whom joined the board
Land as Art
This past spring, KCC member Tracy Westell (since August a KCC board
member), applied for a grant from Arts Nova Scotia, that would support
the work of three artists as they explored and celebrated the meeting of
land conservation and artistic creation. On August 1, well-known local
artist Don Pentz built a temporary sculpture on the end of Hirtles Beach
near Gaff Point out of natural materials found in the area. In September,
Andrew Maize, a conceptual artist, used his audience as vehicles to
consider the human impact on natural surroundings.
Local Kingsburg resident and renowned photographer Mariëtte
Roodenburg documented these events. Stunning slideshows of Don's and
Andrew's projects photographed and produced by Mariëtte, are available
on the KCC's
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