Living with ‘Living Shorelines’ – Workshop – May 5 & 6

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Invitation from White Point Beach Resort to attend:

Living with ‘Living Shorelines’ – Workshop -May 5 & 6, 2014

As you might expect, here at White Point we take pride in our coastline – we’re surrounded by the Atlantic. We celebrate and share it daily with our guests, yet worry about it with every storm, and season change. We know we aren’t the only ones watching, concerned – there are many businesses, municipalities, homeowners and organizations who share our concerns as we observe the impact of a ‘living shoreline’.

We’d learned about and attended an initiative the Ecology Action Centre (EAC) had hosted along the Northumberland Shore. Presentations and hands-on demonstrations offered different approaches and theories around preservation, retention…management and acceptance.

Each shoreline in Nova Scotia is unique, different topography and geology, currents and bodies of water against distinct shorelines. We approached the EAC about collaborating to present something similar, yet specifically spoke to the conditions along the Atlantic Coastline of the South Shore. ‘Living Shorelines’ is the result of those discussions.

We are delighted with the resulting 2 day workshop crafted to bring together local organizations and resources who are doing exceptional work in protection, restoration, research and education along with John Flood or Maryland, USA who has been a leader in coastal management.

On behalf of the coordinating committee, consisting of ECA, Helping Nature Heal and ourselves, we invite you to take a look at the upcoming 2 day workshop consider attending, and please do pass the information along to your colleagues and associates.

For your convenience, Living with Living Shorelines, full program is available online at
http://www.whitepoint.com/blog/2014/03/24/living-shorelines-a-2-day-hands-on-workshop-at-white-point/

On behalf of our team here at White Point, many thanks
Donna

PS – See & hear what’s happening along our ‘living shoreline’ now in Nova Scotia Webcams: http://www.novascotiawebcams.com/south-shore/white-point-beach.html

Have a great day!
Donna Hatt
White Point’s Marketing & Product Development Manager
White Point Beach Resort
Phone: 902-354-2711 ext 369
For reservations 1-800-565-5068

Nova Star Cruises – Yarmouth to Portland Ferry – starting May 15, 2014

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Nova Star Cruises announces start of their Yarmouth to Portland service – scheduled to begin on Thursday May 15th.

Text of their announcement shown below:


Nova Star Cruises is pleased to announce that our call-in reservations center and online booking system are now live.

Nova Star’s maiden voyage on the evening of Thursday, May 15 will depart Portland, ME at 9 pm EST and arrive in Yarmouth, NS at 8 am AST. On Friday, May 16, Nova Star will depart Yarmouth, NS at 10 am AST and arrive in Portland, ME at 7 pm EST.

There has been a lot of interest from people who want to be part of this memorable event. If you wish to join them, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible.

We hope you can join us as we launch our exciting new cruise ferry service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, ME. If we don’t see you on the maiden voyage, we hope you’ll sail with us sometime soon during the upcoming season.

To book your trip, or to learn more, please visit our website at www.NovaStarCruises.com or call 866-864-6295.

Due to potentially high call volumes, we suggest that you use the online system rather than book over the phone.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard Nova Star!

Nova Star Cruises

Climate Change and Community Development – Dr. Edith Callaghan

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Bridgewater Area Chamber of Commerce – UPDATE!


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The evening event with Dr. Edith Callaghan, Professor in the School of Business at Acadia University, has been cancelled. Her topic was - Climate Change and community development.

Dr. Callaghan will, however, be speaking at the 2014 South Shore Sustainability Expo. You can still hear her speak at:

Osprey Ridge Golf Club, 492 Harold Whynot Rd, Bridgewater

April 5th 2014 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Direct questions to the Bridgewater Chamber at:  543-4263

 

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