Category Archives: Shaw Wilderness Park

“Municipality’s purchase of land near Shaw Wilderness Park” – HRM 10May2024

The Halifax Regional Municipality has purchased four parcels of land totaling approximately 46 hectares, located to the west of Shaw Wilderness Park, in Halifax. “The municipality intends to use most of this land to add to Shaw Wilderness Park, providing … Continue reading

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On the significance of wetlands in the Backlands (Halifax, NS) 18Aug2023

In a recent Nature Nova Scotia/Ecology Action Centre hosted webinar on “Wetlands, Adaptation and Extreme Weather Events”, Danica Van Proosdij talked about her work on making room for coastal wetlands (saltmarshes) to adapt to climate change, and David Patriquin talked … Continue reading

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Japanese Barberry: a significant invasive on Lawsons Brook and perhaps elsewhere in the Backlands (Halifax, NS) 17Aug2023

UPDATE Aug 18, 2023: The NS Invasive Species Council has recently released their new Grow Me Instead guidebook in which Japanese Barberry and Common Barberry are cited as potential invasives in NS & NB; they suggest alternative native species to … Continue reading

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Shaw Wilderness Park – Camp Fire Sighted! 31July2023

A camp fire was sighted in the Shaw Wilderness Park by residents of Williams Lake the evening of July 31. Fire Fighters could not reach the camp site and could not verify if the fire had been extinguished properly. Residents … Continue reading

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Trout stocking of Williams Lake on May 30, 2023

Received today: “Trout Stocking of Williams Lake Cunard Pond Beach and Wyndrock Dr. May 30 at 10:00 a.m Williams Lake is a popular recreational sport fishing area.  The trout-truck from McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery will arrive at HRM’s Cunard Pond Beach … Continue reading

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“Williams Lake is drying up and it’s time to sound the alarm, group says” – CBC

“Williams Lake in Spryfield is drying up and the group fighting to save it says it’s time to sound the alarm. The old dam built to keep the water in is leaking at an alarming rate. The CBC’s Colleen Jones … Continue reading

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First excursion on new entrance to Shaw Wilderness Park made a good impression

I was on my way this afternoon to access the Shaw Wilderness Park via an informal route, and lo and behold, there was the new entrance off of Purcell’s Cove Road with a sign and a parking lot now open. … Continue reading

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