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Eat your Greens: the invasive European Green Crab
Saturday, June 22nd

We’re going ‘crabbing’ – and your’re invited for this exclusive, hands on experience with Parks Canada – here at White Point!

Saturday June 22, 2019
10:45am – 12:30pm
White Point Beach Resort

Lurking below the surface of the ocean, crawling and assaulting the biodiversity of our shoreline is an invasive species with a voracious appetite.
Carcinis Mawnas or more commonly known as the European Green Crab has no known predator … until now.

Gabrielle Beaulieu is on a quest to eradicate these invasive critters from our shorelines here within the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. Over the past 5 years Gabrielle, Kejimkujik National Park’s Coastal Restoration Project Manager, has led the very successful Parks Canada efforts inside Kejimkujik National Park Seaside in Port Joli.  ‘Gone Crabbing’ has been inviting citizen scientists to join Parks Canada in July and August, giving guests a chance to get up close and assist in these conservation efforts.

Internationally, there’s a appetite for these invasive critters and we’re exploring the culinary appeal of this unique ‘Taste of Nova Scotia’ – come give it a try!

Come Crabbing with us!
Join us on Saturday June 22 when Gabrielle takes us ‘crabbing’ along the shoreline of our Five Rivers Tidal Estuary right here at White Point! Yes, even our shoreline has Green Crabs! With your help, we’ll forage for the European Green Crab, learn about their habitat, the destruction they cause and the experimental efforts to remove them.

Many Chefs are experiment with the European Green Crab too – from popcorn green crab to bisque. After ‘crabbing’, White Point’s Executive Chef Alan Crosby invites you to sample and savour his experimental creation.
Think you’ll like green crab? Come find out!

*Our adventure will also be followed and documented by the team from Striking Balance, a TV series exploring Canada’s amazing UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves.

Cost: Free
Space is limited to 40 people for this exclusive experience.
Please RSVP by June 17/19 at greatday@whitepoint.com or by calling 800-565-5068 ext 1/ or 902-354-2711 ext 1
What to wear? Rubber boots and rain/wet gear is recommended as you’ll be in and along the estuary shoreline.

Eat your Greens ... the invasive European Green Crab at White Point 1
Executive Chef Alana Crosby experiments with European Green Crabs