Unfort. this event had to be canceled because of illness. It will be given on another evening sometime in the next month
Presentation by Dr David Patriquin; 7 pm.
Sackville Heights Community Center – Room 203 (SRA Office)
45 Connolly Rd, Middle Sackville. Free.
Nearly 50 years ago, the Sandy Lake (Bedford) area was selected as one of seven unique “jewels in the crown” of Halifax-Dartmouth that should be protected for their ecological richness and for community education and recreation. While some pieces have been assembled in the form of the Jack Lake Regional Park (including Sandy lake Beach Park), additional lands would need to be acquired to protect the integrity of Sandy Lake and the watercourse to the Sackville River and a sweep of forest that provides a wildlife corridor at the neck of the Chebucto peninsula, north to the Sackville River and the mainland.
In the summer and fall of 2017, David Patriquin walked and paddled this landscape to document its ecological attributes and make some water quality observations. He will take us on a tour of the landscape and discuss his major conclusions. For a peak, view www.versicolor.ca/sandylakebedford
David Patriquin retired from a position as Prof. of Biology at Dalhousie University in 2008. Since then he has been active in several natural history, environmental and hiking organizations.