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Motion to review policies, better protect HRM wetlands on Regional Council agenda for Aug 31, 2021

A welcome initiative by Councillor Kathryn Morse (District 10: Halifax Bedford Basin West):

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Marsh Lake a Duck’s Unlimited “Treasured Wetland” 5Jul2021

UPDATE Jul 8, 2021: Join us for an afternoon at Sandy Lake Beach, we are hosting an interpretive event to commemorate the final day of the Treasured Wetlands Bioblitz 2021. All are welcome from 12:00 – 3:30 pm on Monday … Continue reading

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Water Quality Monitoring Program approved by HRM standing committee, sampling would include Sandy Lake 4Jun2021

Good News!!! Yesterday, this motion was approved by the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee: That the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer to adopt and implement a detailed water quality monitoring … Continue reading

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HRM releases Themes & Directions Report 20May2021

From the Report: This document, the Themes and Directions Report, is the first deliverable of the Regional Plan Review. The purpose of this document is to explain the scope of the Regional Plan Review to the public, stakeholders and Regional … Continue reading

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Thurs May 6, 2021: Measuring and celebrating wetlands in the Sackville River Watershed

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A few early spring nature notes from Sandy Lake & Environs 23Apr2021

On Monday April 19th, Ed G and I lowered a probe to the deepest part of Sandy Lake and found that the lake had “turned over” and was well oxygenated from top to bottom. View the limnological limnological profile. That … Continue reading

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Good News, 10 year synoptic survey of Halifax Area Lakes to continue, sampling on Mar 31, 2021

From HRM: Helicopter to collect water quality samples at municipal lakes Posted: March 26, 2021 – 12:00 pm 52 lakes within the Halifax Regional Municipality will be tested for water quality on Wednesday, March 31 weather pending. These water quality … Continue reading

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On bathing in the water and in the forest at Sandy Lake – in March! 26Mar2021

A couple of days ago, I had to “get away from it all” so I went to walk and just relax in my favourite hardwoods on the big drumlin on the east side of Sandy Lake. I had expected that … Continue reading

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SRA’s Fish Friends first online lesson launched 26Feb2021

UPDATE¬† Mar 29, 2021: 4 lessons now available: Introduction, Watersheds, Habitat & Egg Observation, Shelter and Alevin Observation View more at SACKVILLE RIVERS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMVIRTUAL FISH FRIENDS/RIVER RANGERS 2021 ———— Original post I just checked out the first video … Continue reading

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On the State of Sandy Lake in early 2021

Since I began conducting observations on “Sandy Lake & Environs” in June 0f 2017, I have¬† compiled a variety of observations related to Sandy Lake itself and associated streams and wetlands. The observations included descriptions of wetland communities, some ‘limnological … Continue reading

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