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Ron Robinson
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Cape Chignecto open for the season

Welcome to the CREDA File, a monthly column on economic development issues and activities in Cumberland County from the files of the Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park in Advocate Harbour is now open for the 2010 season. Cape Chignecto offers two adventures, one great experience. For hiking and camping enthusiasts, Cape Chignecto features over 50 km of predominately coastal hiking trails, over 50 backcountry hike-in wilderness campsites, 28 walk-in campsites, a group camping area, a wilderness cabin and an all-season bunkhouse, a visitor information/interpretation centre and gift shop.

The Eatonville Day-Use area features about 5.5 km of family-accessible trail systems leading to professionally engineered viewing platforms offering spectacular views of the Three Sisters Sea Stacks, Eatonville Harbour, the raised beach at Squally Point, and the upper Bay of Fundy. Other features include picnic areas and a green interpretive/visitor centre.

For more information on Cape Chignecto log on to www.capechignecto.netor call the park at 392-2085. For reservations, phone 1-888-544-3434 or book online Cape Chignecto Park is community managed and operated by CREDA and its sub-committee, the Cape Chignecto Management Board.

Have you ever wanted to participate in an authentic archaeological dig? Well, thanks to the folks at Parks Canada ,you can. The Public Archaeology Experience at Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence National Historic Sites will be back for a fourth summer. The digs are being held over four weekends in a row from July 22 to Aug. 15 and will run from Thursdays to Sundays.

Visitors and local residents wishing to participate should sign up as soon as possible by contacting Fort Beauséjour-Fort Cumberland National Historic Site of Canada staff at 506-364-5080. Registrations are limited to 12 participants per day, and the activity is intended for adults. The cost for the one-day program is $36.70. The day starts at 9 a.m. and the program concludes at approximately 3 p.m.


The Uneven-Aged Management Outreach Project is encouraging owners of small private woodlots and forestry contractors in Cumberland County to attend a workshop and field day on Saturday, June 12 in the Springhill area. The educational program will include a morning workshop followed by a visit to a nearby woodlot for a look at uneven-aged management as it is being practiced “on the ground.” Sessions will include information on ecosystem-based management, selection harvesting, how to select trees for harvest or retention, crop tree release, and crop tree pruning.

Uneven-aged management helps woodlot owners grow high-value trees while managing their woodlands for multiple species, ages, values and benefits. For more information and to register phone 902-673-2278 or email Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Uneven-aged Management Outreach Project is sponsored by the Association for Sustainable Forestry and funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources.

If you have any questions or want further information about CREDA phone 667-3638 or visit our website @ CREDA is Quality System Registered to ISO 9001:2008.

Organizations: Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association, Cape Chignecto Management Board, Parks Canada Association for Sustainable Forestry Department of Natural Resources Quality System Registered

Geographic location: Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Cumberland County, Advocate Harbour Bay of Fundy Canada Springhill

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