This Lighthouse Matters: A great outreach, awareness and fundraising project from the National Trust for Canada.
Lighthouses are symbols of our country’s proud Maritime heritage and deeply linked with Atlantic Canada’s culture, memory and identity. Canada’s lighthouse matter – and they are at risk: Once owned almost exclusively by government, many have already been lost, some are already in the hands of local groups struggling to find funds, and hundreds more have been declared surplus and are in need of communities with the means to take them on.
Despite national legislation to protect them, lighthouses are an endangered species. This summer, the National Trust and the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Society launched THIS LIGHTHOUSE MATTERS – a strategy for saving Nova Scotia’s lighthouses and encouraging economic renewal for many of the province’s challenged communities.