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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about the Coastal Protection Act

Wasn't the Coastal Protection Act already passed?

The Act was passed in 2019 by all 3 political parties in the Legislature. The next step was the development of Regulations, after which the Act woudl be proclaimed and made law. This last step did not happen.

How long have we been discussing coastal protection in Nova Scotia?

Coastal protection discussions have been on-going in Nova Scotia since the 1970’s

Will the Act decrease my property value?

The Coastal Protection Act and the Draft Strategies were designed to protect property owners and coastal communities from the effects of storm surges and erosion. Many property owners have tried to manage this themselves by building rock walls and other armoured structures. These may work in the short term, but will cause worse erosion on bordering properties and will most likely cause even more problems for your own land, which could ultimately decrease your property value.

Who can I contact to help me protect my coastline naturally?

Green Shores (GS) is a solution for shoreline property owners and managers to address issues such as shoreline erosion, sea level rise and climate change adaptation. Green Shores is part of the Transcoastal Adaptations Centre for Nature-Based Solutions. For more information and for contact info go to: https://www.transcoastaladaptations.com/green-shores

How can I contact my MLA or municipal councillor about this?

Writing letters or making telephone calls to your Municipal Councillor will help them understand your concerns. You can find a list of all Municipal Councillors in Nova Scotia on this list.

Your MLA adress can be found on this list

Don’t know who your MLA is? Follow this link to find out who represents your area.

How can I donate?

Donations can be made via e-transfer to coastalcoalition.ns@gmail.com

Donations will be deposited into the Dirt Gang account. Please type “for the Coastal Coalition” in the message box.

We are not a charitable organisation so we are not able to issue a charitable tax receipt. We can however issue a receipt for your administration.

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