Mahone Islands Conservation Association's mission is to protect and conserve the natural environment of the islands and shoreline of Mahone Bay and the traditional, social and recreational opportunities valued by its various communities.
About MAHONE ISLANDS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Mahone Bay is known throughout the world for its beautiful islands and shorelines. These islands provide: unique habitat to a variety of plants and animals, breathtaking natural landscapes, and traditional access for recreational activities.
The islands of Mahone Bay are ecologically significant. These drumlin islands provide unique habitats to support a diversity of species. Yet there is increasing pressure on the ecological integrity of the islands from human activity and development. Such activities can adversely impact and degrade fragile coastal habitats and threaten native wildlife species.
MICA has worked since 2003 to bring several of the islands under public ownership. And it has succeeded with the help of many individual donors, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, and the Long Island Preservation Society. Eleven islands are now available for public use in perpetuity.