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The Marsh Lake Dyke

I had viewed Marsh Lake from south of the lake  in 2017, but it wasn’t until Oct 9, 2019 that I walked some of the northern shore. I did so with a friend, Bob K.,  from the NS Wild Flora … Continue reading

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Forest north of Marsh Lake

Forests north of Marsh Lake were on my bucket list to investigate from the time I caught my first glimpses of them in 2017 (photos at right). They looked to be magnificent mixed Acadian forest. On Sep 20 and 22, … Continue reading

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A salmon jumped right out of the water in Sandy Lake!

Modified Sep 27, 2019 About 10 days ago, a salmon was sighted in a “classic pose” jumping right out of the water at Sandy Lake. I am told that grilse have been caught over the last two years – as by-catch … Continue reading

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Tues Sep 24 2019 at 6PM at Halifax City Hall: Important Public Hearing on Green Network Plan – re Wildlife Corridors

UPDATE Wed Sep 25, 2019: The Amendment “to the Regional Plan’s conservation design development agreement policies to specifically reference the Important and Essential Corridors shown on Map 5)”  received unanimous approval at yesterdays meeting of Halifax Regional Council!!!!   Walter Regan … Continue reading

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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019: Public engagement on the Bedford-Sackville Greenway Corridor

From HRM: Join us in the first round of public engagement to let us know about your experience using the Bedford-Sackville Greenway Corridor! Information on facility usage, user experience and priorities will be collected to aid in the development of … Continue reading

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Water quality issue at Sandy Lake Bedford has subsided (Aug 9, 2019)

Whatever it was, “it” has largely subsided. “It” appeared at Sandy Lake Beach quite suddenly on Tuesday a.m. Aug 6, 2019 On Wed a.m., Aug 7, HRM took water samples and put up a No Swimming sign; a Risk Advisory … Continue reading

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Advisory issued for Sandy Lake due to possible blue-green algae bloom Aug 7, 2019

UPDATE 2:35 pm, Thurs Aug 8, 2019: Risk advisory for Sandy Lake lifted “When an algae bloom is observed, a risk advisory is issued and initial testing is done to determine whether the algae bloom is toxin producing. If the … Continue reading

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Sandy Lake inundated by unpleasant, suspended, reddish, soapy material Aug 6, 2019; and lake level falling quickly

I happened to be at Sandy Lake Beach Park on the morning of Aug 6, 2019, shortly after the beach area was inundated with an unpleasant suspended, reddish, soapy material. It wasn’t there when the lifegurads first arrived. They told … Continue reading

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Guided walks at Sandy Lake Sun June 16 and Sun July 14, 2019

“The incredible Sandy Lake (Bedford) and surrounding forest is an oasis in the city. Come and discover the area’s mature forests, lakes, and hiking opportunities. More wilderness could be protected here if only more people knew about the area’s conservation … Continue reading

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Sandy Lake & Environs well represented in iNaturalist Nature Challenge – let’s keep at it!

The ‘City Nature Challenge 2019: Halifax Regional Municipality’ project ran over the days April 26-29, 2019 and generated an impressive 6839 observations including (approximately) 839 species by 229 observers. From the Facebook Page: Some interesting stats so far (which may … Continue reading

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