Brier island, NS (Photo by NCC)

Brier island, NS (Photo by NCC)

Sights and Sounds of Brier Island

Help protect the beautiful home of many rare plant and animal species.

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August 24, 2024

Westport, NS

Time: 9:15 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: Parking lot at 225 Water St, Westport, NS

Are you looking for an opportunity to help protect coastal habitat? Join us for a morning of shoreline cleanup and trail maintenance at the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Brier Island Nature Reserve.

Brier Island is renowned for its bird life and rare plant species, as well as its beautiful coastal views and island culture. Come join your fellow nature enthusiasts and get your hands dirty, while making a difference! 

Join us for our Sights and Sounds of Brier Island event. This will be our eighth event, and we are seeking volunteers to complete shoreline cleanup and trail maintenance on our 3.5-kilometre Brier Island Coastal Trail.

Pre-registration for this event is required.

Lunch and snacks on the Westport oceanside deck will be provided!

About this event

  • Moderate fitness level is required.
  • Repetitive motion
  • There are no toilets on site.
  • All tools will be provided by NCC.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.

Equipment to bring with you

  • closed-toe footwear
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • rain jacket
  • water bottle
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • any necessary medications

Please note

Additional event details, including driving directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day. Please come prepared for the weather.

All local health and safety restrictions and guidelines will apply.


Please call or email Doug van Hemessen, Nova Scotia stewardship manager, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 902-293-0744 or doug.vanhemessen@natureconservancy.ca.

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