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Harrison Lewis Centre
Mailing Address: RR # 1 Port Joli Nova Scotia
Email: Click Here
Is Seeking Volunteers: Yes
Grounded in a respect for the environment and our natural history, the Harrison Lewis Centre is providing opportunities to learn about the natural environment and acquire traditional skills that are increasingly relevant today. The not-for-profit Centre is located in Sandy Bay, close to the Thomas Raddall Park, Kejimkujik Seaside Park, the Port Joli waterfowl sanctuary, and other protected areas. Facilities currently consist of a large cookhouse, with field laboratory and wash-up facilities, two bunkhouses and tent sites. To date the Centre has hosted university classes in ornithology and ecology, meetings of local and regional environment and conservation groups, and has offered workshops including chainsaw use for women and portable sawmill training. The Harrison Lewis Centre is named for the first director of the Canadian Wildlife Service, Harrison Flint Lewis, who retired to the Sable River area in 1952. Throughout his long professional career and to the time of his death in 1974 Dr. Lewis was a huge defender of the environment