If you love lighthouses, you might want to spend Valentine's evening talking about them.
An information session is being held at the Clarenville Inn on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
The sessions, organized by Parks Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, will offer information on the nomination, designation, and protection of heritage lighthouses, Parks Canada explained in a press release.
The Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act (HLPA) enables the designation and protection of federally owned lighthouses with significant heritage value. The Act depends on Canadians to support lighthouses by nominating them for designation through a petition.
The time to petition for heritage lighthouses is drawing to a close. Residents of Canada may nominate lighthouses for designation up to and including 29 May 2012 by forwarding a petition to Parks Canada.
The sessions will also explore opportunities for adaptive re-use of surplus lighthouses. Many of the lighthouses in Newfoundland and Labrador operated by the federal government have been declared surplus which opens up opportunities for community groups and the private sector.
For additional information on the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, please see the accompanying backgrounder at www.parkscanada.gc.ca under Media Room, or visit the HLPA website at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/lighthouses for more detailed information on the act or to obtain a nomination package.