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KCC - Keeping the coastline safe and accessible

Hirtles Beach Gaff Point

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Hirtles Beach looking towards Gaff Point, a KCC-protected, 124-acre treasure with hiking trails. Click to send an e-postcard of this photo!

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The Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy, in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, is committed to preserving headlands, beaches, and wetlands of the Kingsburg Peninsula and neighbouring areas, and to safeguarding traditional access to our shorelines.

Founded in 1995 as a charitable, non-governmental, community land trust, the KCC depends on private donations and solely on volunteer efforts. Over the years we have established a solid record for bringing land under our stewardship and protection, and for providing trails and other coastal access. We are one of the few organizations in Nova Scotia eligible to accept ecological gifts and issue receipts for tax benefits to those who either donate land or agree to place conservation easements on land meeting federal criteria.

Our Mission

To conserve and protect shoreline, wetlands, beaches, freshwater habitats, fields and forests, and to ensure that access to these places, both on Kingsburg peninsula and in neighbouring areas, remains available to the public forever.

The KCC currently owns and/or stewards wetlands on Kingsburg and Lily Ponds, coastal properties on Kingsburg Beach and Sand Dollar Beach and a wooded lot on Rose Head. We hold a conservation easement in the Village of Kingsburg and own an ocean-front meadow now called Beach Hill Commons. We share ownership of the 124 acre Gaff Point with the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Nova Scotia Nature Trust.

KCC - Our history: The story of Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy is one of dedication, optimism and luck, of valued partnerships and generous donors, and of an enduring appreciation for the natural beauty and worth of our land.

Read more about KCC history

Goals of the KCC

  • Stewarding lands in the Greater Kingsburg Peninsula and neighbouring areas.
  • Securing strategic properties for conservation and public access, through donations, purchases, and conservation easements.
  • Achieving our mission through communication, education and negotiation, working with other community organizations, land trust organizations and individuals and encouraging sound land use and coastal zone management
  • Encouraging and supporting responsible conservation practices at both the Municipal and Provincial levels.
sun in surf at Hirtles

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