Halifax and the province are 'going Green' and environmental and ecological
resources are growing in and around the city at an unprecedented rate.
This provincial wildlife park has more than 40 acres of bird and animal exhibits,
including Shubenacadie Sam, our very own winter watching groundhog.
Bald Eagle in
King's County recently counted 575 Bald Eagles wintering in the region, but
according to the province, the last count was 66. Who's right?
Bald Eagle Watch - Kings County
Every December, the Eagles return to Kings County, Nova Scotia. In Sheffield
Mills, they celebrate with a Capistrano style weekend, eat pancakes and do a
'bald head' count.
Back Yard Birds
of Winter in NS
44 species of winter birds can be spotted from your backyard. Here's info and
how to identify them, from the Museum of Natural History.
Caretakers of the Environment
A global network of secondary school teachers who are active in environmental
Clean Nova Scotia
Education, resources, programs and activities are offered by Clean Nova Scotia,
an organization that is "putting our future first".
Volunteer association promotes the survival and development of Nova Scotia's
coastal and rural communities. Distributes some very worthwhile publications.
Conservation Strategy for
It's a 40 km long sand spit south of Halifax that is home to the largest congregation
of Grey Seals in the world, a colony of feral horses dating back to the 1700's
and is the only breeding ground of the rare Ipswich Sparrow. The Nova Scotia
government, in co-operation with Environment Canada plan to preserve it.
This non-governmental non-profit is working with Burnside Industrial Park businesses
(and others) for 'financial efficiency and ecological effectiveness".
The Ecology Action Centre has been protecting the environment for about 30 years.
Current focuses are Marine, Wilderness and Environment/Development issues.
Environmental courses, research, recycling and conservation are just a few of
the initiatives undertaken at Dalhousie University.
Green Lane (Atlantic Region)
Federal government programming administered locally. The JAG is working on the
Sydney Tar Ponds and the Coke Ovens pollutions sites.
Halifax Harbour Solutions
Read the history, compare other city examples and view the four treatment plant
concept of this $315 million dollar harbour clean up project, recently given
the go ahead by HRM City Council.
In Search of the Ghost
NS Dept. of Fish and Wildlife don't believe there are cougars here, yet many
report having seen them. Fact or fiction?
N.S. Environmental Industry Association
NSEIA is a province-wide business organization whose purpose is to promote environmental
products and services and contribute to sustainable development in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Environment Training
Coordinating and consolidating Nova Scotia's wealth of environmental training
potential, NSETC is administered at Acadia University.
- Green Carts
HRM's program and green cart distribution site -- how it works.
RATE - Real Alternatives
Volunteers in HRM are working to reduce the toxins released in our community.
Recycling for Visitors
Simple tips and information for visitors who wish to help Nova Scotians in their
efforts to recycle, manage waste and protect the environment.
The true story of the 'wild horses of Sable Island' -- how they arrived, who
they belonged to, and how they were saved by children in 1960.
Sable Island Preservation Trust
When 1995 cutbacks in Federal Government programming included abandoning Sable
Island in 1995, the SIPT was formed by an alarmed public. The mission is to
preserve and protect the fragile environment of this island in the Atlantic,
famous for its seals, wild ponies and historical shipwrecks.
Sackville Rivers Association
SRA is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Sackville River
Solid Waste Resource Management
Find out how Nova Scotia will become the first North American province or state
to reach 50% diversion of solid waste in 2000.
This organization, the Nova Scotia Environment and Development Coalition, provides
tools and resources on sustainable livelihoods, and sustainable economics.
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Trout Unlimited Canada - NS
Trout Unlimited Canada Nova Scotia (TUC-NS) is a non-profit group dedicated to ensuring a healthy and sustainable trout fishery in Nova Scotia, and will strive to attain this goal through the protection, preservation and restoration of trout habitat, as well as promoting ethical fishing practices and sound management strategies. This new formed council is active in habitat restoration, working with high schools in pH testing and temprature monitoring as part of thier curriculum.
Apr 10 2003