Monthly Archives: January 2020

Ecology Action Centre asks supporters to send Sandy Lake Valentine

From EAC Sandy Lake and the Sackville River is a popular nature space just outside of Halifax’s urban centre. It’s home to Atlantic Salmon, endangered Wood Turtles, lichens and moss nestled among some of Nova Scotia‚Äôs scant remaining old-growth forests. … Continue reading

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Critical park/wilderness budget debate Wed Jan 29, 2020

Halifax regional Council Council will be debating the Park budget on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:30 am. Members of the public can speak for 5 minutes. Also, letters etc would be helpful. The Green Network Plan was unanimously supported and … Continue reading

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A species to watch: freshwater mussel

  The freshwater mussel Pyganodon cataracta occurs in abundance at Sandy Lake. I have viewed many living specimens while snorkelling in the shallows (down to 2-3 m) and discarded shells are common amongst emergent wetland plants around the fringes of … Continue reading

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