Category Archives: Conservation

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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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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New Year Wishes

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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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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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