A note to Sandy Lake fans: The Sandy Lake Watershed is the largest or second largest sub-watershed of the Sackville River watershed, depending on how the sub-subwatersheds are aggregated (see map below). Regardless, it’s very important to the larger Sackville River watershed and vice versa. The Sackville River Watershed Association has been very active over the years in caring for the Peverill’s Brook which leads from Sandy Lake, through Marsh Lake to the Sackville River. The digger logs they have installed and care for on Peverills Brook are surely a factor in the occurrence of gaspereau, sea-going brook trout, American Eel, sea-going white perch and salmon in Sandy Lake. Conversely, the intact forests covering much of the Sandy Lake Watershed, and the many wetlands, and Sandy and Marsh Lakes themselves are critical to the maintenance of fish populations in the larger Sackville River Watershed. and to minimizing maximum storm flows and runoff downstream.
From the SRA Announcement
“This year the event will be held on Sunday October 22 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.
“This is a year like no other in the 35 year history of the SRA. Bedford and Sackville were severely affected by flooding this summer. People and businesses suffered damage, lost property and valuable time as they cleaned up in the days and weeks following the flood.
“The Sackville River, the Little Sackville River, the Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway, and the Sackville Greenway also suffered considerable damage due to the flooding. In some instances, well established fish breeding areas were lost as river beds were drastically altered. Our fish ladder suffered significant damage and had to be shut down. We were thus unable to get a reliable count of migrating Atlantic salmon this year.
“We need your support more than ever this year to enable us to mitigate the damage to the river, fish habitat, and trails.
“Please consider joining us at our biggest fundraising event of the year. Tickets can be purchased in advance in person at the SRA office (the Sackville Heights Community Center, Room 203) via cash or cheque, or can be purchased via e-transfer (to this email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or through PayPal (go to: Home | SRA Website (sackvillerivers.ns.ca) and click on the “Donate” button). Tickets can be held at the door the night of the event.” For tickets call 902-865-9238