Nova Scotia Government Annoucement in October, 2009.      

Minister Graham Steele announced Friday 22 October 2009 that Belle-Isle Marsh would now be protected.  
Belle­Isle Marsh, located between Annapolis Royal and Bridgetown, is now protected by the government of Nova Scotia. Minister of Acadian Affairs, Graham Steele, made the announcement Friday evening on the occasion of the opening of the annual general assembly of the Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia.
The Belle­Isle Marsh  is one of the first places where Acadians settled in the Acadia of the Maritimes.  
In the 17th century some thirty Acadian families in this marsh owned farms which they had drained with the aid of aboiteaux. According to archaeologist Marc Lavoie, Belle­Isle is of particular importance because no one settled at the marsh after the Deportation. He explains that no one besides the Acadians, knew how the aboiteaux worked. This archaeologist, who has carried out digs at Belle­Isle Marsh for several years, confirms that "Belle­Isle Marsh is the largest Acadian village in the cradle of Acadia."   In addition, one quarter of the Belle­Isle Marsh is now protected thanks to the actions of Robert and Diane Surette. After purchasing a parcel of land at the Marsh they discovered that it was the land of their ancestors.
(Belleisle Marsh Protected Site Designation made under Section 7 of the Special Places Protection Act R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 438 , O.I.C. 2010-387 (October 21, 2010), N.S. Reg. 158/2010)

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On July 5th, 2017, an interpretive map was unveiled at the LeBlanc Monument in Belle-Isle, Nova Scotia by Hector LeBlanc and Alain LeBlanc both members of the Nova Scotia LeBlanc family Association. The map identifies Acadian families that lived in the Belle-Isle area and provides historical information on Acadian life between 1636 to 1755. This new addition to the site is the result of an Educational Cartography Project which was completed by Scott Comeau, student at the Centre of Geographic Sciences, NSCC, Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in partnership with the Nova Scotia Museum, Universite Sainte-Anne, and Belle-Isle Acadian Community Individuals.

(Note: Costs associated with the construction and installation of the interpretive sign and support structure was donated by Robert and Diane Surette. The post and beam structure that displayes the map was designed, built and installed by Richard Cormier, proprietor, Wise Owl Joinery Company, Port Williams, NS.)