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SRA’s Fish Friends first online lesson launched 26Feb2021

I just checked out the first video lesson the SRA  (Sackville Rivers Association) has posted in its new online Fish Friend Series series, launched because of  limitations on their hands-on programs in Covid times. It is incredibly well done. The … 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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Webinar on Sandy Lake area Feb 23, 2021 7-8pm

Go to Nova Scotia Environmental Network Facebook Page View Archived Webinar on YouTube

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Did the deer follow the hare or the hare follow the deer to Marsh Lake?

On a few-degrees-below-zero day in early February, I set out from Sandy Lake Beach Park  to go to  Marsh Lake. I especially  wanted to see the hemlock-lined Upper Peverill’s Brook in winter, where it flows into Marsh Lake. Sandy Lake … Continue reading

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Accelerated erosion not helping our treasured lakes 17Jan2021

On a lengthy winter outing in the area of Sandy Lake on a slightly above zero day this past week I noted several sites where sediment is flowing into streams that flow into Sandy Lake or Marsh Lake, or that … Continue reading

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I am revising the Lake, Streams & Wetland Pages 5Jan 2021

Just in case anyone is looking at these pages… I am reorganizing and revising them. I expect it will be completed circa mid-February, 2o21

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New Year Wishes

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In the Water and on the Drumlin by Bedford Lions Sandy Lake Beach Park

Some reasons to celebrate and some reasons to be concerned about Sandy Lake & Environs Short link for this page: https://cutt.ly/ShAkAGM (www.cutt.ly/ShAkAGM) A presentation by David Patriquin to the Bedford Lions Club on Dec 3, 2020. View Hi-Res Video of … Continue reading

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Nov 6, 2020: “Let’s resolve unfinished business by finally protecting Sandy Lake and Sackville River”

Use this webform to tell city councilors we need an expanded park. From the Sandy Lake-Sackville River regional Park Coalition: Help us expand the existing park to protect this irreplaceable natural area. Time is running out.

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Halifax Peninsula has something to tell The Burbs about the importance of wetlands and natural stream corridors

An article in HalifaxToday  tells us “Flooding in Halifax [peninsula] shouldn’t be a surprise” as historical maps of the city show it was built over dozens of wetlands, bogs and streams… View Flooding in Halifax shouldn’t be a surprise, says … Continue reading

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