The Links below are either to organizations directly associated with the St. Margaret's Bay Stewardship Association or doing work of a related nature.
Tides and Times
Tides and Times - A quick link to the Fisheries and Oceans - Government of Canada Tides and Times charts for St. Margaret's Bay.
The Bay Treasure Chest official site contains information about the partner organizations of this fifty/fifty community lottery. It includes the dates of upcoming draws, winners, retail locations where you can play, how to register and play your toonie, lottery rules and any other questions you might have. http://www.baytreasurechest.ca
The Nova Scotia Nature Trust was formed in 1994 by a group of Nova Scotians who foresaw the wisdom of conserving the province's increasingly threatened ecologically significant lands. It is an incorporated charitable organization and is designated as a conservation organization under the Conservation Easement Act of Nova Scotia.
The Ecology Action Centre is an independent organization that strives to work with partners to provide up-to-date environmental information, to pursue researched solutions to ecological devastation and to act as a watch-dog for the Nova Scotia environment. Their website is a wellspring of information about issues that affect all citizens of this province.
Transition Bay St Margarets was established in 2011 and is dedicated to following the Transition Town model started in England which now includes thousands of transition towns in dozens of countries. Transition Initiatives promote ways to build resilience in a community including skills transmission, workshops, seminars and community initiatives.
Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust is a charitable, volunteer organization working to conserve the public lands in the area bounded by Highways 103 and 333 on the Chebucto Peninsula in its natural state for public use. Its goals include planning, co-coordinating, and participating in scientific, recreational, and governmental projects and increasing the public’s understanding of the environment. http://fivebridgestrust.ca
The Nova Scotia Environmental Network (NSEN) was established in 1991 and is a non-profit organization registered provincially under the Society Act. The network is comprised of non-governmental environmental and health groups whose common purpose is the conservation and enhancement of the natural environment and the pursuit of a sustainable future for Nova Scotia. There are approximately 60 environmental organizations in the Network.
The Coastal Communities Network is a volunteer association of organizations whose mission is to provide a forum to encourage dialogue, share information, and create strategies and actions that promote the survival and development of Nova Scotia's coastal and rural communities. A great source for information about fisheries and other issues.
The St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce reflects the nature of the area, the Chamber members provide residents and visitors alike with a friendlier and more personal level of service – all at a gentler pace. Created in support of our local businesses, and with the communities’ wellbeing at heart, the members support positive growth in the community.
Woodens River Watershed Enviromental Organization (WRWEO) is an organization of volunteers who have been carrying out action projects to protect and improve human and natural environments throughout the Woodens River watershed since 1995. This site contains information about the area and useful links to research and resources.
The Aspotogan Heritage Trust was created following the decision of the Government of Canada to close Canadian Forces Station Mill Cove in 1994. Formed as a limited-membership, non-profit society by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in October 1994, the Trust was established to administer a $2 million federal adjustment fund to respond to the social and economic consequences to the community, arising from the base closure. The name Aspotogan is Mi'kmaq for "where seals come to play" and the Aspotogan Penninsula is considered one of Mother Nature's Great Playgrounds. http://www.aspotogan.org
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association was founded in 1969> It is the oldest independent organization of small forest landowners in Nova Scotia. A non-profit society, our mission is to support woodlot owners in sustainable forestry through education, demonstration, marketing, and cooperation. Their site contains information about isustainable foresr management.
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is a public charitable foundation established by and for the people of Nova Scotia. It's mandate is to maintain endowment funds to support registered charities and other eligible recipients. It also engages in strategic grant-making and provides ledership with respect to a broad range of community issues, connecting people who care abour casues that matter. http://www.cfns.ca
The Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia is a organization of partner organizations including the St. Margaret's Stewardship Association which maintains that we all pay the price for bad development; and we all benefit when we do thing right. The Coastal Coalition of Nova Scotia believes a Coastal Act will help us make the best choices when locating new coastal industries. A Cpasta industriesindustries.ACoastalActwoudefine coastal princies on which we all agree. http://ccns.chebucto.org
Our HRM Alliance A growing number of citizens and groups in HRM are not happy with the way the municipality is developing and are interested in solutions that are better for the environment, sense of community and the municipality's financial situation. United by common aspirations, a range of groups, big and small, urban and rural, environmental and business, have come together under the banner of the Our HRM Alliance.
The Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay is a not for profit registered society whose purpose is to: Provide housing and accommodation options and assistance for seniors; Research and represent the interests of seniors living in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area; and, Promote and participate in the development of wellness living for seniors in the area. New members are welcome and you may join the Association at any of its public meetings.
St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails Association: The Stewardship Association supports the lifestyle goals of the St. Margaret’s Bay Rails to Trails Association and provides one of its board members to sit on the Rails to Trails board.
Safety Minded ATV Association: The Safety Minded ATV Association, whose work includes maintaining existing trails and building new ones while always respecting and preserving the natural woodlands and waterways, is one of the 6 stakeholders, including the Stewardship Association, making up the Five Bridges Lakes Wilderness Area Coalition.
Sage Foundation: The Sage Environmental Program provides grants towards the conservation of biodiversity through preserving habitat in Nova Scotia, maintaining healthy ecosystems, and strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of environmental groups to achieve and maintain these goals. The Stewardship Association has received financial support through SAGE for various Micous-related environmental workshops as well as its Watershed Management Plan.
The Nova Scotia Healthy Forest Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals united to raise public awareness of the critical state of our forests and the need for fundamental reform of forest policy. Generations of mismanagement have depleted our soils and seriously compromised our forests’ capacity to regenerate. Current practices are making things worse at an alarming rate. Indigenous species are threatened. Habitats are disappearing and natural ecosystem functions destroyed.
Bay Rides offers affordable and accessible transportation for all residents of St. Margaret's Bay.
Go to the Bay Rides site for schedules and bookings information. www.bayrides.ca