The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced today the protection of two spectacular coastal gems, Laybolt and Witchwood Islands, the latest additions to the land trust’s iconic 100 Wild Islands coastal legacy campaign.

The 96 and 42 acre islands have been entrusted to the care of the Nature Trust through a generous donation by two Nova Scotian families. 45 years ago, Sally and Ravi Ravindra, along with another couple who wish to remain anonymous, purchased Laybolt Island, off the coast of Little Harbour on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. The families saw a wonderful opportunity to keep at least one spectacular part of Nova Scotia’s beautiful coastline wild.

When they heard about the Nature Trust’s 100 Wild Islands Legacy Campaign, the idea crystalized that their islands should be part of this bold vision to protect a vast coastal island wilderness area on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore.

The islands are the most southerly among a group of over 200 beautiful, undeveloped islands nestled together on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, which have been recognized as a globally significant coastal wilderness.