Category Archives: Conservation

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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Anticipating Hurricane Teddy & some thoughts about winds and Nova Scotia forests

Hurricane Teddy is tracking northward and “is expected to impact Atlantic Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence region Tuesday and Wednesday as a “very dangerous” post-tropical storm as it moves through the region, bringing strong winds, heavy rain, storm … Continue reading

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Update on Emerald Ash Borer in Bedford Area

From: Walter Regan <wnregan@eastlink.ca> District 16 residents, I have received a few inquiries recently regarding the status of the Emerald Ash Borer situation in our DeWolf Park. Below is an update I received this morning from HRM’s Arborist. “Last year, … Continue reading

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Loons on Sandy Lake lose a chick

Sandy Lake is 74 hectares in area, good for one pair of loons, usually not more and one pair of loons have been observed to nest on Sandy Lake for many years including 2020.* *Note, Aug 7, 2020: I have … Continue reading

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Today is National Parks Day, and we need some good news!

UPDATE JULY 22, 2020: We indeed got some Good News! HRM Council did NOT accept the recommendation of city staff and voted unanimously to approve the $750,000 contribution towards the NS Nature Trust purchase of Connector Lands (see below). I … Continue reading

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Four breeding age female Eastern Painted Turtles were deliberately run over near Marsh Lake

UPDATE Aug 1, 2020: View Turtles facing a tough road across the country By Staff in Halifax Today, Aug 1, 2020. ——- One of the special attributes of Sandy Lake & Environs is the presence of three of Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

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