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Thus Dec 6, 2018: A natural history perspective of the forests, wetlands and surface waters of Sandy Lake (Bedford) & Environs

Place & Time: 7pm at 45 Connolly Rd #206, Middle Sackville (the SRA offices) Description: As a volunteer contribution to the efforts of the Sandy Lake Conservation Association to protect the ecological integrity of Sandy Lake and environs, David Patriquin … Continue reading

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Sat Oct 20, 2018: Sackville Lakes Provincial Park event

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New documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia

An informative, up-to-date documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia has just been released by the Blomidon Field Naturalists. This is all very relevant to Sandy Lake and Environs, where we have many hemlocks.

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EAC kicks off Biodiverse-city Guided Hikes with Sandy Lake walk on Sep 15, 2018

From EAC website: Join the Ecology Action Centre and the Sandy Lake Conservation Association as we go for a hike at Sandy Lake and in its environs. Learn about the biodiversity of this special place (old growth forest! wetlands!), and … Continue reading

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Friday September 14th, 2018: Sackville Rivers Association dinner & auction

“Dear Friend: “Last year, community contributions to the Sackville Rivers Association’s (SRA) Annual Dinner and Auction helped us raise over $8,000 for the improvement and conservation of the Sackville River and surrounding watershed. “The SRA continues our mandate of conservation, … Continue reading

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Sackville Floodplains study in, open houses planned September 20, 22, 2018

“On August 14, 2018, the municipality published the findings of the Sackville Rivers Floodplains Study (2017). This study involved an assessment of the Sackville River and the Little Sackville River, and their watersheds, to produce updated floodplain maps. Areas at … Continue reading

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Question called, and Motion passes!! The Halifax Green Network Plan has been passed at Council!!!

So reads a final Tweet from this morning from Our HRM Alliance. View Council eagerly approves Halifax Green Network Plan by Yvette D’Entremont in the StarMetro Halifax (Aug 14, 218) for more details and comments by Walter Regan of the … Continue reading

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Tues Aug 14, 2018: Rally to support the Green Network Plan

From OurHRM Alliance: “Join us on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00 (ish) to show your support for the Halifax Green Network Plan! “The Green Network Plan will FINALLY be going to Council that day at 10:00AM. We want to be … Continue reading

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Multiflora rose, an invasive that crept up on us in Halifax, NS

A colleague from my Dal days had a question for me: is the white rose I have in my yard an “invasive”? He had been cycling the Grand Pre to Blomidon route in The Valley and had seen a white … Continue reading

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Beavers responsible for the high water level in Sandy Lake in the summer of 2018

I had noticed there was no beach at Sandy Lake Beach Park during earlier visits in June and July of 2018 and wondered how long it would take for the lake to drop to the level I had seen in … Continue reading

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