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Thurs. 5 Oct 2017: Public Information Meeting for proposed Shaw Urban Wilderness Park

Halifax Regional Council has tentatively agreed to purchase lands from Clayton Developments (Shaw Group) and enter into a conservation easement agreement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to establish a wilderness park in the Williams Lake area of Halifax. … Continue reading

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McIntosh Run Trails Opening Sept. 25th

From the Mac Run folks: The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is pleased to announce the official opening of the first 2 km of singletrack trails in the McIntosh Run Trail System. Join us for ribbon-cutting and trail tours (hiking … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 16th, 2017: Purcell’s Pond Hike with Our HRM Alliance and Trips by Transit

When: Saturday, September 16th, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Meeting Place: 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax (we’ll catch the bus from North Street) Details: Join us for an adventure on the bus out to Purcell’s Cove to hike in the Backlands to Purcell’s … Continue reading

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Urban wilderness park given the go-ahead

From HRM (Sep 6, 2011): Halifax Regional Council has tentatively agreed to establish an urban wilderness park to be known as the Shaw Wilderness Park, through the acquisition of what are informally known as the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. The deal-in-principle … Continue reading

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Barred Owl one km from my residence in peninsular Halifax

“Barred Owl: Uncommon resident. Breeds. Our most common owl. Occurs in woods of old growth and is seldom seen elsewhere…nest: usually 4-12 m up in a hollow hardwood tree in mixed hard and soft growth…” – Birds of Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Sat June 3, 2017: EAC Guided Hike in Backlands for members

Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 10:00 to 12:30 The EAC is encouraging all members to come out to the Purcell’s Cove Backlands for a hike on Saturday, June 3. Come take in the spring beauty of one of the … Continue reading

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Tues June 6, 2017: Williams lake Conservation Company AG

DATE: 6 June, 2017 TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm LOCATION: Capt. William Spry Community Centre, Room #2 Free and open to the public Join us to learn about Willliams Lake, and hear updates on the Nature Conservancy of Canada … Continue reading

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Tues May 16: Final Public Engagement, Halifax Green Network Plan

The Halifax Regional Municipality is conducting the third and final phase of public engagement for the Halifax Green Network Plan, a decision-making framework for the conservation of a region-wide network of open space. A number of planning and implementation directions … Continue reading

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Wed Apr 5, 2017: Backlands Presentations

I was recently advised by Dr Patricia Manuel that two students in the Planning department will be presenting their Honours Thesis Project this coming Wednesday, April 5. The topics are of particular note for the Williams Lake Backlands: 3:50 pm-Steve … Continue reading

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Halifax Green Network Plan Primer

A draft of the Halifax Green Network Planning and Implementation Strategy and “Plan Primer” have been released by HRM and go to Regional Council today (March 23, 2017) to be approved for upcoming public consultations. It is expected those consultations … Continue reading

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