MLA Rushton pleased Isle Haute becomes National Wildlife Area

April 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm

Cumberland South MLA Tory Rushton says cooperation from all levels of government will help preserve Isle Haute for generations to come.

Yesterday, the three-kilometers long island was designated as the 12th National Wildlife Area in Atlantic Canada.

“It was an honour to say a few words at the ceremony and to attend the Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring GeoPark presentation last night,” Rushton said. “Isle Haute is significant from a geographic, wildlife, cultural and historical point of view. I’m very pleased that it will be preserved.”

Isle Haute is eight kilometers off Advocate Harbour. UNESCO will be evaluating the area in the coming months.

“Everyone in Cumberland County will benefit from preserving this important part of our coastline,” Rushton concluded. “Yesterday’s announcement is something to celebrate.”