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Sand Lake Beach Park, Jack Lake Regional Park closed to restrict spread of COVID-19

Clarifying words from the Premier about accessing trails. If you have to drive to a trail – don’t. If you can walk to a trail – get your boots on.

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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’s 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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The NW Pinch Point

“Pinch-points (also known as bottlenecks or choke-points) are areas where animal and plant movement is funneled through narrow linkages. Pinch-point modeling methods are based on current flow models from electrical circuit theory. Locations where current is very strong indicates constrictions … Continue reading

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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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