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Public Workshop on Coastal Erosion and Conservation
Balancing development and conservation

Jointly organised by
the Chester Working Group of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust
and the Mahone Islands Conservation Association

Saturday, May 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Indian Point Fire Hall

Guest Speaker, Bob Taylor
Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic

Bob Taylor addressing the workshop audience Bob Taylor, a geomorphologist with Natural Resources Canada's Atlantic Geoscience Centre kicked off a May 10 seminar on coastal protection co-hosted by Mahone Islands Conservation Association and the Chester Working Group of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust at the Indian Point firehall.

After getting the skinny on beach formations and how weather and development affects the coastlines and a history of coastal protection in the other Maritime provinces, the attendees broke into groups to brainstorm issues they'd like Nova Scotia to address when it draws up its coastal development framework.

Many common issues included collecting enough data on the state of the coastline, closer co-ordination of the multiple levels of government and departments that regulate coastal issues, more education for developers and contractors who work by the water, and having legislation with teeth.

Bob Taylor addresses the Workshop audience
Photos: Karen Janigan

Bob Taylor addressing the workshop audience
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