Stewardship Days: Supporting SMB islands’ care and having fun
Stewardship Days are a great opportunity to participate in the care of the unique islands of St. Margaret’s Bay, have fun, make new friends, meet old friends, and have a wonderful day. And yes, we carry out some of our stewardship responsibilities all year round, and our volunteers tell us the wintertime days are a wonderful experience!
Please let us know if you’re interested in attending one or more Stewardship Days by calling Mike Lancaster, the Stewardship Association’s stewardship coordinator, at 902.441.7672, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by post or message on Facebook. Note that the following Stewardship Days may be subject to change, so join the Stewardship Association’s Facebook Group for details and updates, follow us on Instagram at #stmargaretsbaysa, or check this website.
Come lend a hand in the stewardship of this amazing island and give back to the ecology that gives so much to our community. During our Stewardship Days, we focus on tasks like picking up waste from the shoreline and interior, managing invasive species, and cottage maintenance and upkeep. It takes a community to look after this precious island!
Upcoming Micou’s Island Stewardship Days:
Saturday, January 11, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22, 12:30 to 4:40 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Additional dates through the year to be announced
Come lend a hand with the community stewardship of Troop Island! Help to keep this Nova Scotia island gem healthy and free from garbage and other ecosystem contaminants. Also on the agendas for each Stewardship Day are a few other stewardship initiatives that help to reduce visitors impact on Troop Island and its old-growth Acadian forest. We are always looking for more volunteers to help us with stewardship initiatives in general, as well as filling a specific role as a Troop Island Steward. Please get in touch if you’d like to be trained to become a designated Troop Island Steward.
Stewardship Days on Troop Island begin on Saturday, May 30, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check this website for further dates.
The Bluff Trail Stewardship Program (BTSP) is a collaborative initiative between Woodens River Watershed Environmental Organization (WRWEO) and the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association (SMBSA). The program is designed to ensure the careful and responsible management of the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail and its immediate surrounding wilderness area.
Would you like to learn how to give back to the trail and reduce your ecological impact while using it? We invite you to attend a volunteer work day and training session to become a designated Bluff Trail Steward or to contribute to our trail infrastructure and impact reduction work on the trail.
Bluff Trail Stewardship Days will be announced on Facebook and through this website.