Work on the Wetland Trail – now with photos

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The Wetland Trail is now well begun. Helping Nature Heal (Rosmarie Lohnes and a crew of 3) came yesterday and forged a trail through the fence and the humongous rosebush then across the tiny tinkling stream that comes from the cattail … Continue reading

New Board of Directors

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Our new board of directors met for the first time on April 23. We are very pleased to have an expanded team. Our new board members have a wealth of career and volunteer experience working with non-profits, for-profits, community development, … Continue reading

Project achievements in our first two years

In its first two years, on a shoestring budget, the Project has: Twice run the full 2-week Permaculture Design Course, with a third PDC happening in June-July this year; Become the venue for the Mahone Bay Area Farmers’ Market which … Continue reading

Public Hearing for Transfer of Property

MODL (the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg), which owns the Blockhouse School property, is ready to move on transferring ownership to us (SSSVC) if we get community support and Council’s approval.

Public Hearing

Tuesday, June 18, 7:00 pm at Blockhouse Fire Hall (not the school) – 510 Hwy 325 (on the Mahone Bay side of the 4-way stop).

This is a very important hearing. Please come if you possibly can. Consider making a presentation, especially if you live within MODL.

From MODL’s website:

The Public Hearing is an opportunity for residents of the Municipality to make formal written or oral submissions to Council regarding the proposed property sale. Written submissions will be received by the Municipal Office until 4:30 PM, Monday, June 17, 2013.  Written submissions shall be addressed to Ms. April Whynot-Lohnes, Municipal Clerk, at 210 Aberdeen Road, Bridgewater NS, B4V 4G8 or e-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required. Oral submissions will be received during the public hearing at the time and place stated above.

There is more information on MODL’s website (on the front page).

Here are some letters of support that we’ve received. If you’d like us to publish yours, send a copy to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

“Alternative Compliance within the National Building Code” Eye-opening workshop

The “Alternative Compliance within the National Building Code” workshop with Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre in Ontario, was a real eye-opener. There are now actually sections within the National Code that encourage conservation, including, reuse of materials, recycling salvaged … Continue reading