Category Archives: Chester

63rd Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Silver Donald Cameron

The public is welcome to attend the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Nature.

Come and meet renowned author Silver Donald Cameron, who will give us an update on his Green Interview project, and noted wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft, who will lead us in a discussion on the negative impact of the use of forest biomass to generate electricity.

Learn about progress being made by the Healthy Forests Coalition in slowing the use of forest biomass. Friends of Nature is a valued member of this coalition.

All welcome, refreshments will be served.

7 pm Monday, May 2, 2016

St. Stephen’s Community Centre, Regent St., Chester, NS

2016 AGM poster

Celebration of Rudy Hasse’s appointment to the Order of Nova Scotia

Dear Friends:

Friends of Nature is very proud to celebrate the well deserved appointment of our Founder Rudy Haase to the Order of Nova Scotia.

A special celebration will be held at the Chester Playhouse at 7:30 pm on Wednesday September 23, 2015.

The Playhouse will show a Neal Livingston produced film about Rudy’s life. This documentary captures Rudy’s youthful love of life and nature and will motivate many people for years to come tom be more active, socially aware and inspired to protect nature.

The event is by donation at the door to the Friends of Nature.

Many thanks to the Playhouse for hosting this celebration!

For more information on the event and on Rudy’s appointment, visit the Chester Playhouse link here:

South Canoe Wind Farm Site Tour Nov 22

Some exciting events happening the month is the South Shore related to the environment. Aside from our own AGM on November 18 featuring two amazing guest speakers, (click for more information), there’s an opportunity to check out the new South Canoe Wind Farm Site Tour!

Please RSVP to by Nov 14th if you plan to attend.


Friends of Nature Annual General Meeting

UntitledJoin us for Friends of Nature Annual General Meeting

When: 7 pm Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Where: Chester Baptist Church Hall, 84 King Street, Chester, NS

Guest Speakers:

  • Rosmarie Lohnes of Helping Nature Heal will bring us up to date on her Living Shorelines Project. Rosmarie has been working with the Ecology Action Centre on ways to minimize coastal erosion without destroying the living ecosystems of our shorelines.
  • Mary-Frances Lynch will provide an update on the South Canoe Wind Farm.
  • Jamie Simpson will speak on the latest developments in sustainable harvesting practices in Nova Scotia

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Click Here to download load the meeting minutes from last year’s AGM.



Protecting Places: Chester Wilderness Areas

Chester, Nova Scotia has two new wilderness areas: South Panuke and Holden Lake. Together these two areas total 8350 ha of land that will now be protected and enjoyed for many generations.

For more information, down the article (PDF) from Chester Nova Scotia, Protected Wilderness Areas. Continue reading