SRWatershed News

Sackville River Wilderness Area
Post on SRA website, Feb 9, 2021 “Great news!! The Nova Scotia government just announced that it will create a wilderness park for Upper Sackville!! This is something the Sackville Rivers Association, CPAWS Nova Scotia and the local community have been working toward for many many years. It is a good thing for the river and a good thing for our community…The Nova Scotia government wants to hear from the public about the proposed wilderness park. It’s crucial that they receive letters of support” The page provides info and links to the public consultation. The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2021

SRA Celebrates Protection of Sackville River – Lewis Lake Wilderness Park
Post on SRA website, Feb 3, 2021 ” “This new park will protect around 1,700 acres of forest, and habitat for the Wild Atlantic Salmon in one of the fastest growing areas of Nova Scotia”, adds Regan. This new wilderness park borders the Sackville and the Shubenacadie watersheds. The Sackville River crosses the southern portion of the park, which contains wetlands and riparian zones that help maintain a healthy river. These ecosystems can offer services such as water purification, groundwater recharge and runoff control to improve habitat for species living in the Sackville River.”