Nova Scotia’s Forests to Be Celebrated

Department of Natural Resources

September 18, 2017 10:34 AM

NOTE: Driving directions to the field days follow this release.

September 24th to the 30th is National Forest Week and two award-winning, family-operated, Nova Scotia woodlots are holding public field days in September to help celebrate.

“Our forests provide habitats for our diverse wildlife populations as well as recreational opportunities and economic benefits,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “Everyone is invited to celebrate our forests by sharing in the family fun of these woodlot field days.”

Each of the field days will be hosted by a different 2017 Woodland Owner of the Year winner. They will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with award presentations beginning at about 12:30 p.m.

Other details are:
-- Sept. 23, western region winner, David Bent, will host a field day on his property in Annapolis County
-- Sept. 30, the provincial and central region award recipients, Peter and Pat Spicer of Spencers Island, will welcome visitors to their woodland in Cumberland County.

Mr. Bent and the Spicers were recognized earlier this year as outstanding woodland stewards who encourage sustainable woodland management and increase public awareness of the importance of private woodlands.


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     September 24th to the 30th is National Forest Week and two

award-winning, family-operated, Nova Scotia woodlots are holding

public field days in September to help celebrate.

     Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller says everyone is

invited to celebrate our forests by sharing in family fun at two

woodlot field days.

     The first field day is on Saturday, September 23rd, and

hosted by David Bent, the western region’s woodland owner of the

year in Annapolis County.

     The second field day is on Saturday September 30th and

hosted by the provincial and central region award winners, Peter

and Pat Spicer of Spencers Island in Cumberland County.

     Details and directions are on the Department of Natural

Resources’ website.

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Directions to David Bent’s Sept. 23 woodlot field day:

From Halifax- take Highway 101, turn off at Exit 18 and turn left onto Brooklyn Road. Follow Brooklyn Road for 1.7 kilometres and then turn right onto Evangeline Trail. Follow Evangeline Trail for 4.5 kilometres and turn left onto Mount Hanley Road, and drive for three kilometres until you reach Route 201. Turn right on Route 201. Turn left at the civic address 7396.

From Digby- go east on Highway 101 to Exit 21. Turn left onto Rice road. Follow Rice Road until you reach Route 201 where you turn right and drive 18 kilometres to civic address 7396.

Directions to the Spicer family Sept. 30 woodlot field day:

From Parrsboro drive north on Glooscap Trail (Upper Main Street) and turn left onto Route 209 (Parrsboro Shore Road). Follow Route 209 for 37 kilometres. Turn left at the civic address 5006.