An Initiative of the St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association

It all started during the summer of 2006 when an island gem in St. Margaret’s Bay went up for sale. While Micou’s Island, a 22-acre oasis at the tip of Indian Point, had been in private hands since the 1800s, the owners had always encouraged respectful use of the island by neighbours and visitors alike. Threatened by the loss of this community jewel, a dedicated group of volunteers, through the St. Margaret’s Stewardship Association, joined together and raised enough funds to buy the Island and keep it as a community asset in perpetuity.

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of those who believed in the importance of keeping the Island publicly accessible, Micou’s Island has become a hub for local environmental activity and stewardship. An historical cottage has been restored to its 1800’s glory and is home to a seasonal volunteer stewardship program on the island.

The Heart of the Bay Fund aims to:

  • Maintain the island’s ecological integrity
  • Ensure public access through safe, respectful use of the island
  • Provide youth and environmental education programs
  • Expand stewardship efforts to other islands and coastal shores throughout St. Margaret’s Bay by working with local residents and partner organizations