Port Joli, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Port Joli, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Piping Plover Palooza

Learn more about one of Nova Scotia’s endangered species and what you can do to help!

Saturday, June 25
1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Thomas Raddall Provincial Park
(Ron Lawson Building)

Capacity: 25

Located on the southwestern shore of Nova Scotia, the Port Joli area contains a rich variety of coastal habitats. The area’s mudflats and dune/beach systems are important feeding and nesting sites for shorebirds. The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Sandy Bay property is a known nesting site for the endangered piping plover and the mature coastal forests here are habitat for rare and at-risk lichens. 

Join NCC and Birds Canada at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park for a day focused on piping plovers. There will be family-friendly educational presentations about this bird, its habitat, and activities. The event is open to everyone of all ages and backgrounds because we all have a part to play in protecting endangered species! 

No pre-registration is required for this FREE event!


Questions? Please email Emma Willoughby, conservation engagement intern, NCC, at emma.willoughby@natureconservancy.ca  or call 867-444-1424. 

What to bring: Water, snacks, close-toed walking shoes, rain gear (just in case), layers of clothing, bug spray, sunscreen, hat and camping chair.

Trail difficulty: Easy. The presentation portion of the event will take place indoors, followed by a guided walk along the beach at Thomas Raddall Provincial Park. 

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