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February 22, 2018
Moland Point Article
Two waterfront lots in MODC preserved for public use

From the article by Karen Janigan (LighthouseNOW):"Well-known conservationist Rudy Haase keeps on contributing to the public's access to wild spaces even after his death. This summer people will have a new way to access to the waters of Mahone Bay through two spectacular lots . . ."
March 18, 2013
Masons Island Announcement
11th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction

". . . an agreement of purchase and sale has been signed by the Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) . . ."

". . . 11th Annual MICA Gala Dinner and Auction (GDA) has been set for November 1, 2013 at the Atlantica Hotel, Oak Island."
December 14, 2007
Mahone Islands Associations Secures Another Treasure
Department of Natural Resources Press Release
From the Press Release: The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has arranged for 16 hectares of islands to be donated by the members of the Long Island Preservation Society for the use and enjoyment of all Nova Scotians. The members of the Long Island society have agreed to donate, at no cost, Long Island, Dry Island, Centre Island and Snipe Island in Mahone Bay, Lunenburg Co., to the province.
February 22, 2007
Land Acquisitions Target Properties with Natural Assets
Department of Natural Resources Press Release
Announcement made in the town of Mahone Bay
From the Press Release: "Islands in Mahone Bay, St. Margarets Bay and North Harbour, and parcels of land in Guysborough and Queens counties, are among the properties that are being added to the province's existing Crown lands."

November 10, 2006
Province to Negotiate Purchase of Backmans, Coveys Islands,
Department of Natural Resources Press Release
Announcement made at annual MICA Dinner Art Auction
From the Press Release: "Natural Resources Minister David Morse told members of the Mahone Bay Islands Conservation Association today, Nov. 10, that the province will negotiate with the owners of Backmans Island and Coveys Island to bring both properties under Crown ownership and protection."

November 11, 2006
Province trying to buy two small islands
Chronicle Herald
Announcement made at annual MICA Dinner Art Auction

January 30, 2006
Conserving Mahone Bay Islands
by Tom Mason, Chronicle Herald
From the article:"In 2003 the Nature Conservancy of Canada purchased Sheep Island in an effort to protect its tenuous natural habit for generations to come. It's a purchase that the Mahone Islands Conservation Association (MICA) was firmly behind."

October 12, 2005
Andrews Island deal complete
by Robert Hirtle, Lighthouse Publishing
From the article: Calling it "a great day for Nova Scotians," Mr. Hurlburt said the deal would not have been possible without the vision, hard work and dedication" of the MICA membership, the efforts of Justice Minister Michael Baker, who made sure that this file did not slip through the cracks," and the co-operation of the Andrews family who had "the patience to wait for government to work and to work with MICA ... to make today a reality."

October 7, 2005
Andrews Island Sold
Chronicle Herald
From the article: "The Mahone Bay island agreement is the first time a community group has worked with the province to buy land and protect it in perpetuity for all to use."

October 5, 2005
MICA members participate in the The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup,
Bridgewater Bulletin

August 5, 2005
Andrews Island for the people
CBC's Canada Now video clip (archived) camera
From the clip: "Who doesn't dream of owning their own little piece of paradise? That dream has fueled a buying binge over the years that has put the vast majority of Nova Scotia's islands in private hands. There is one exception and it's in Mahone Bay. There, a unique partnership between the provincial government and a conservation group means at least one island will be available to the public. Erin Moore takes us to Andrews Island."

June 28, 2005
Partnership goal for conservation
by James Latter, The Chester Clipper

June 22, 2005
MICA island purchase hinges on successful partnership with province
by Robert Hirtle, Lighthouse Publishing

February 9, 2005
Fundraising push on as deadline to complete island purchase looms
by Robert Hirtle, Lighthouse Publishing

January, 2005
Conserving the Sailor's Paradise
Submitted by: Michael Ernst, to the Nova Scotia Yachting Association Newsletter

November 8, 2004
South shore conservation group buying an island
By: Jonathan Riley, NovaNetNews

November/December 2004
Saving the Mahone Bay Islands
Association dedicated to conservation and continued recreational access
By: Lynn R. Helpard (Photos & Text), Atlantic Boating News

Web Posted March 30, 2003
Island developments worry Mahone Bay residents
CBC News

March, 2003
Mahone Islands Conservation Association Formed
Nova Scotia Yachting Association Newsletter

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