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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:

Halifax Blue Dot Kick-Off

Halifax Blue DotHalifax Blue Dot Movement is organizing to launch their presence in the Halifax community and to help inspire other Nova Scotians to get involved with the movement in their communities.


Date: Sunday, November 23rd

Time: 1pm – 4pm

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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.


What Ever Became of Buy Back the Mersey? Nova Scotia Forestry

We are passing on this important message from Buy Back the Mersey team.

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This aerial photo recently taken by the Ecology Action Centre shows the extent of a clearcut done in what was officially labelled an environmentally sensitive area. (

The media have been all over the the management issues in Nova Scotia’s forests. If you haven’t caught the radio or TV coverage, perhaps you’ve seen the following:

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