November 16, 2020 / For Immediate Release
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Residents interested in conservation, stewardship and Cape LaHave Island are encouraged to participate in community consultation efforts relating to Cape LaHave Island.
In November of 2019, Municipal Council passed a motion for the development of a conservation easement with the Nova Scotia Nature Trust for Cape LaHave Island. Community consultation is needed before the Nature Trust and MODL can prepare a draft conservation easement for Council’s review.
The community consultation will take place over a 30-day period from November 16 to December 15. Community consultation will support the development of the conservation easement by providing information on the natural and cultural features and human use of the island. “We want to know things like where visitors go when they visit the island, how often they visit, their thoughts about the current and future uses of the island, etc.,” said Laura Barkhouse, Trails & Open Space Coordinator, MODL.
“The protection and conservation of Cape LaHave Island is very important to us,” said Mayor Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “Our intent is to conserve this land in perpetuity in a natural and undeveloped state. If residents will share what they know about the island, and what they’d like to see happen at Cape LaHave Island, that will help to inform our work to help care for it in the future.”
A background document, interactive map, and survey is available at engage.modl.ca. For those unable to participate in the consultation virtually, please contact Laura Barkhouse at (902) 541-1352.