Category Archives: Halifax Green Network

New report on Avian & Species at Risk Surveys identifies key habitat & wildlife corridors on lands by Sandy Lake under development pressure

In March 2020, the Natural Wonders Consulting Firm (NWCF) submitted their report on Avian & Species at Risk Surveys of the proposed Sandy Lake – Sackville River Regional Park to the Sandy Lake Conservation Association. On May 1, 2020, the … Continue reading

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Earth Day Webinar with EAC will highlight Sandy Lake & Environs, amongst other wild areas in Halifax

It will stream live on Facebook on Wed. April 22, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm UPDATE Apr 23, 2020: The webinar (minus the first 10 min) is archived on the EAC Facebook Page ———– Message just received: EAC is hosting … Continue reading

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Ecology Action Centre asks supporters to send Sandy Lake Valentine

From EAC Sandy Lake and the Sackville River is a popular nature space just outside of Halifax’s urban centre. It’s home to Atlantic Salmon, endangered Wood Turtles, lichens and moss nestled among some of Nova Scotia’s scant remaining old-growth forests. … Continue reading

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Critical park/wilderness budget debate Wed Jan 29, 2020

Halifax regional Council Council will be debating the Park budget on Wednesday, January 29 at 9:30 am. Members of the public can speak for 5 minutes. Also, letters etc would be helpful. The Green Network Plan was unanimously supported and … Continue reading

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Tues Sep 24 2019 at 6PM at Halifax City Hall: Important Public Hearing on Green Network Plan – re Wildlife Corridors

UPDATE Wed Sep 25, 2019: The Amendment “to the Regional Plan’s conservation design development agreement policies to specifically reference the Important and Essential Corridors shown on Map 5)”  received unanimous approval at yesterdays meeting of Halifax Regional Council!!!!   Walter Regan … Continue reading

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iNaturalist eyes on Sandy Lake & Environs

As I write this post, we are in the midst of a “Nature Challenge” to residents of Halifax (HRM, Halifax Co) “Help put Halifax Regional Municipality on the global nature scene! On April 26-29, 2019 over 165 cities across the … Continue reading

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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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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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Halifax Green Network Plan goes to Regional Council soon

The Halifax Green Network Plan, under development since 2014, was released on June 21, 2018 and on June 19 went to the Community Planning and Economic Development Standing Committee (see Agenda) wherein Walter R’s words, “it passed with flying colours”. … Continue reading

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