Medway Lakes Wilderness Area 


Photo credit: Maggy Burns

There is a stunning wilderness area just an hour north of Bridgewater. One of the prettiest campsites in the Province. One of the starriest nights I've ever seen in Nova Scotia. Great trip with Maggy and earlier in the year with Oliver and Maggy.

Bluff Trail solo- fourth loop- for Kim 


Keji Full Moon 


Photo credit: Maggy Burns

Gorgeous time at Keji with Mox. Nothing compares to a full moon paddle.

Eastern Shore Islands Trip 
photo credit: Oliver Maas

Gorgeous kayaking trip with Oliver exploring the Eastern Shore Islands. Part of the protected areas. Great news this summer that Nova Scotia has dedicated 13% to wilderness protection. That places NS second behind BC. Here it is much more challenging where over 75% of land is privately owned. In BC, it is only about 15%.

Appreciative Inquiry at WRWEO AGM 
Mar 17, 2013. At our AGM, I happily became Co-Chair with the incomparable Rich Campbell. We welcomed four new members to the board- Linda, Jessie, Lynn and Diana (gender equity and youth!) and had a stimulating discussion about our future.

Appreciative Inquiry is a collaborative, constructivist, strength-based philosophy and approach to both personal and organizational development. AI uses shared leadership and assets to leverage what is already working well in the organization. It is inquiry and dialogue based.

At the AGM, we asked members:

DISCOVER. What are our strengths? What have we accomplished? What role does the broader community look to WRWEO to play?

DREAM. What does the world ask WRWEO to be? What do we dream WRWEO to be? Where are we best positioned to act?

Later in May, based on this meeting the Board continued the AI process and came to four strategic priorities: Bluff Trail and wilderness area maintenance and stewardship; youth engagement and education; greater focus on watershed and water issues; key contributing stakeholder in community-based governance structures for wilderness protection


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