Category Archives: Sandy Lake

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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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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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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In the Water and on the Drumlin by Bedford Lions Sandy Lake Beach Park

Some reasons to celebrate and some reasons to be concerned about Sandy Lake & Environs Short link for this page: https://cutt.ly/ShAkAGM (www.cutt.ly/ShAkAGM) A presentation by David Patriquin to the Bedford Lions Club on Dec 3, 2020. View Hi-Res Video of … Continue reading

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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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