Renew Membership and Lobster Tickets

It is that time of year again. Time to renew your Membership and get your Lobater Draw tickets.

On Membership please support one of Nova Scotia’s major environmental organizations that works in your environmental interests year long. If you receive our web TREPA News regularly and are not a Member please consider joining. Just $10 per person.Use the form below. Just drag it to your desktop and print.

For Lobster Tickets you can just drag the tickets below to your desktop and print them as many times as needed. Get some for yourself and some for friends. Fill out and send with cheque to TREPA, Box 103, Tusket NS, B0W 3M0.

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Nature Conservancy Canada visits Yarmouth

TREPA (Tusket River Environmental Protection Association) will be hosting an information session on the work of the National Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Nova Scotia. Doug van Hemessen, the Stewardship Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy, is making the presentation.

NCC is Canada’s largest, private land trust with over 2.8 million acres of protected land across the country including 34,000 acres in Nova Scotia.

NCC has over 6000 acres of nature reserve in the Tusket watershed and is securing new reserves in the Lobster Bay Area.

Doug will talk about the NCC land and new properties and NCC’s stewardship of these lands with other conservation partners including TREPA. Conservation goals and challenges will be described and the shared interests of the Tusket region conservation community discussed.

All welcome.

Beacon United Church Parlour, Thursday, January 19, 7 P.M

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Post of interest on our forests

This email is meant to serve as an ‘FYI’, for those concerned (and I am suggesting that everyone copied herein should be concerned).  The following is a link to a discussion, published today, on the Nova Scotia Forest Notes website:
Unlike much of the rhetoric proffered by Nova Scotia’s Government, the information contained within this piece is supported by actual science (check the citations!), and confirmed by NRCan’s own calculations.
When will the people entrusted with stewarding Nova Scotia’s public resources and protecting our shared environment wake up and actually carry out the jobs they have been elected/hired to do?
I would draw particular attention to the following words, taken from the end of this important discussion:
“I would like to think that the scientific staff in the Nova Scotia departments of Natural Resources, Environment and Energy are on top of this issue and regularly inform government ministers and MLAs about the issues and are working with policy staff to develop options for addressing them. However, based on discussions with government ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats over the last year, I have to conclude that is not happening.”
 
By most predictions, 2017 will be an election year in this province.  I believe it would be a significant mistake for the current government to dismiss the concerns defined in this well supported discussion, as they relate directly to the Ministries of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment.
Food for thought.
Sincerely,
Peter Ritchie
Antigonish County, NS
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Yarmouth Municipality Needs Volunteers to Serve on Committees

From the website of the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth:

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON VOLUNTARY COMMITTEES

The Municipality of the District of Yarmouth is interested in receiving applications from residents who may be willing to serve on various committees or boards of the Municipality.  Interested individuals who would like to serve on any of the following committees or boards are invited to submit their expressions of interest, including a brief resume, to Ken Moses, CAO, Municipality of Yarmouth, 932 Highway 1, Hebron, NS B5A 5Z5.  Currently there may be vacancies on the following:
Regional Solid Waste Authority
Yarmouth County Police Advisory Committee
Planning Advisory Committee
Other committees or boards that we will be receiving applications for possible future consideration:
Heritage Advisory Committee
Tri-County Housing Authority
Yarmouth Recreation Committee
Mariners Centre Management Board
Yarmouth Town and County Crime Prevention Association (criminal records check required)
Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association (2 industry/tourism operators)
South West Nova Biosphere Association
Expressions of interest will be held on file for a period of one year

Further information regarding these committees can be obtained from the Municipality of Yarmouth at 902-742-7159 or email:  admin@district.yarmouth.ns.ca

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Otherwise, go to http://www.district.yarmouth.ns.ca/, scroll down the left-hand side of the page, and click “Voluntary Committees,” to see the original announcement.

 

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Public Talk: Nature Conservancy of Canada

Doug van Hemessen is the Stewardship Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Nova Scotia. NCC is Canada’s largest, private land trust with over 2.8 million acres of protected land across the country including 34,000 acres in Nova Scotia.

NCC has over 6000 acres of nature reserve in the Tusket watershed and is securing new reserves in the Lobster Bay Area.

Doug will talk about the NCC land and new properties and NCC’s stewardship of these lands with other conservation partners including TREPA. Conservation goals and challenges will be described and the shared interests of the Tusket region conservation community discussed.

All welcome.

Where? Beacon United Church Parlour

When? Thursday, January 19, 7 P.M. Storm date: Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 P.M.

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