Category Archives: Sandy Lake

Voices of spring by the shore and in the forest at Sandy Lake (Bedford) 30May2023

At times, it is completely silent by the water and in the forest by Sandy Lake, but not on May 30, 2023. When I took my usual walking route by the lake and into the forest there were two prominent … Continue reading

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Nature NS: “Undeveloped Shorelines and Rare Old Forests in Bedford NS Threatened by Rushed Housing Order” 24Mar2023

Nature Nova Scotia, the Federation of Nova Scotia Naturalists, announced on their Facebook site yesterday that they had recently joined the Sandy Lake-Sackville River Regional Park Coalition “to help spread awareness and take action on the threats facing this rare … Continue reading

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Deep water oxygen levels in Sandy Lake (Bedford, NS) fall to precariously low levels 21Mar2023

  UPDATE June 21, 2023: A set of Independent observations I have just learned about are consistent with our observations of low oxygen at depth, and additionally provide evidence of internal P loading. See below UPDATE June 17, 2023: Clarification … Continue reading

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Land swaps could solve the ‘Sandy Lake versus Development Dilemma’ 6Jul2022

“We need to be creative and think outside the mandated boxes. If we do so, we create a general model for satisfying the three main demands [to conserve environmentally sensitive lands, increase housing and make it profitable to do both] … Continue reading

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Regional Council Motion for “optimal conceptual boundary for an expanded Sandy Lake Regional Park” passes 9Nov2021

It was item 15.5.1 by Councillor Blackburn for the November 9, 2021 Halifax Regional Council Meeting: 15.5 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL 15.5.1 Councillor Blackburn – Sandy Lake [PDF] Motion: That Halifax Regional Council: 1. Suspend the Rules of Procedure under section … Continue reading

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SRA Thursday Oct 7, 2021: Sandy Lake, The Forgotten Park

Presentation by Karen Robinson, Chair, Sandy Lake  Regional Park Coalition A Zoom Meeting, begins at  7 pm. Register by e-mail to sackvillerivers@ns.sympatico.ca Phone (902) 865-9238

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Motion to review policies, better protect HRM wetlands on Regional Council agenda for Aug 31, 2021

A welcome initiative by Councillor Kathryn Morse (District 10: Halifax Bedford Basin West):

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Water Quality Monitoring Program approved by HRM standing committee, sampling would include Sandy Lake 4Jun2021

Good News!!! Yesterday, this motion was approved by the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee: That the Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee recommend that Halifax Regional Council direct the Chief Administrative Officer to adopt and implement a detailed water quality monitoring … Continue reading

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A few early spring nature notes from Sandy Lake & Environs 23Apr2021

On Monday April 19th, Ed G and I lowered a probe to the deepest part of Sandy Lake and found that the lake had “turned over” and was well oxygenated from top to bottom. View the limnological limnological profile. That … Continue reading

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Good News, 10 year synoptic survey of Halifax Area Lakes to continue, sampling on Mar 31, 2021

From HRM: Helicopter to collect water quality samples at municipal lakes Posted: March 26, 2021 – 12:00 pm 52 lakes within the Halifax Regional Municipality will be tested for water quality on Wednesday, March 31 weather pending. These water quality … Continue reading

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