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Friends of McNabs Island Society

Record #: NST0010
Last Modified: 10 May 2019
Last Full Update: 24 Jan 2018


Located In Mainland Halifax
Areas Served Halifax Regional Municipality


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Contact Cathy McCarthy; Phone: Evenings (902) 434 2254
Mailing Address c/o Friends of McNab's Island Society 
PO Box 31240 
Gladstone RPO 
Halifax, NS B3K 5Y1
Volunteer Opportunity Always looking for new members to help with our many efforts! More information on our website.

Description & Services

The Friends of McNabs Island Society is a volunteer, non-profit, registered charity, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, that is dedicated to the preservation of McNabs, Lawlor and Devils Islands. The islands are located at the mouth of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. These harbour islands provide a glimpse into Nova Scotia's colourful past and unspoiled natural beauty. We were incorporated in March of 1990 with the objective to preserve and protect the islands as Parkland. In November, 2002 McNabs and Lawlor Islands Provincial Park was established. 
The Society has trail maintenance and waste management agreements with the Department of Natural Resources, which involves removal of windfalls and underbrush from island trails, posting trail signs, building foot bridges over sensitive stream areas, installing and maintaining outhouses, and garbage and recyclable containers. 
The Friends of McNabs Island promote McNabs Island as a Nature Park and Outdoor Classroom. We host events on the Island such as picnics, nature and historical tours, and annual beach clean-ups. The society produces maps and brochures, the popular guidebook Discover McNabs Island, island posters and newsletters.