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Commemorative Poster Unveiled at Five Islands Park

NATURAL RESOURCES--Commemorative Poster Unveiled at Five Islands Park


The second in a series of commemorative posters featuring Nova Scotia provincial parks was unveiled today, July 18, by Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive at Five Islands Provincial Park.

The poster series showcases the beauty and uniqueness of Nova Scotia's provincial parks. In celebration of Parks Day, Saturday, July 20, the Department of Natural Resources launched this year's poster, titled Secrets of Five Islands Provincial Park.

Five Islands Provincial Park is located in western Colchester County. It boasts 90-metre cliffs, the world's highest tides, 225-million-year-old geological formations, a variety of forested and aquatic habitats, wildlife and many other interesting natural features and panoramas. Nova Scotia professional photographer Stephen Patterson provided the image for the poster.

"These posters celebrate the significant features and original land forms that hold special attraction for tourists and Nova Scotians alike," said Mr. Olive. "The posters will serve as a reminder to tourists of the unique features found in our parks and the experiences they offer."

Because of the vast area and rugged terrain of some of the parks, these posters will capture elements which some people may never experience.

A new poster will be launched each year to help promote the natural beauty of the trails, shorelines and wilderness of Nova Scotia's provincial park system. The posters are sold at the parks and Visitor Information Centres throughout the province.

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Natural Resources Minister Tim Olive launched the second commemorative poster in a series on Nova Scotia's provincial parks today (July 18th).

The poster was unveiled at Five Islands Provincial Park -- the featured park on this year's poster -- and highlights the park's 225-million-year-old geological formations.

Every year a new poster will be launched to help promote the natural beauty of the trails, shorelines and wilderness of Nova Scotia's provincial park system.

The posters will be sold through the provincial parks and Visitor Information Centres.

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Contact:

Susan Mader Zinck
Natural Resources 902-424-5239 E-mail:
Anne Perigo
Natural Resources 902-424-2354 E-mail:
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