July 13, 2017; Liverpool, NS: Nova Scotia Environment and Region of Queens Municipality are co-hosting a public information session to discuss management of Carters Beach and Spectacle Islands. The session will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the West Queens Recreation Centre, 70 Riverhead Rd., Port Mouton, NS.
Among the topics of discussion are cultural & ecological protection, recreation & tourism enhancement, and the ongoing community role. A presentation on the planned management approach for the area will start the session, along with an opportunity to ask questions for clarification. Community members will have an opportunity to talk with staff during breakout sessions following the presentation. During the breakout session, community members will have the chance to talk with staff about the various topics. Information will be provided about concerns regarding ecological and cultural protection priorities, dune restoration and piping plovers, installation of basic washrooms to reduce human impacts to dunes, signage to meet educational and directional needs, waste management which includes a ‘pack in, pack out’ trial, enhancement of public beach access while protecting sensitive areas, addressing parking challenges, supporting public access to Spectacle Island Lighthouse, providing a local voice for decision making, and creating an opportunity for shared stewardship.