Category Archives: Sandy Lake

For the record: On Sep 22, 2020 Council passed progressive by-law that will help protect lake water quality

At a special meeting of Halifax Regional Council on Sep 22, 2020, councillors passed Item No 11.1.4 Grade Alteration By law and Halifax Stormwater Standards for Development Activities. Said Sackville Rivers Association President Walter Regan in a letter to Mayor … Continue reading

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White Perch caught in Sandy Lake

I am familiar with Yellow Perch from fishing days as a kid, but not white perch (Morone americana). A few days ago I received an e-mail with this pic showing a White Perch caught in Sandy Lake in June 2020, … Continue reading

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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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Tales of Gaspereau and Loons in Sandy Lake

I recently received this story from a Sandy Lake enthusiast… “Yesterday at the lake I was sitting by the shore looking around when two big loons hunting along the ledge pulled up right in front of me about 12′ away. … 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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A salmon jumped right out of the water in Sandy Lake!

Modified Sep 27, 2019 About 10 days ago, a salmon was sighted in a “classic pose” jumping right out of the water at Sandy Lake. I am told that grilse have been caught over the last two years – as by-catch … Continue reading

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