Monthly Archives: June 2014

Thursday, July 3: Panel Discussion – Creating a Greenbelt Plan for Halifax

FUSION Sustainability in partnership with the Ecology Action Centre, HRM Alliance and Dalhousie’s Office of Sustainability bring you a great opportunity to explore Greenbelting. What is it? Why are cities doing it? What will it mean for Halifax to have … Continue reading

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Revised Regional Plan Approved

An hour ago on Twitter from OurHRM Alliance: “After over two years of hard work, the revised Regional Plan has passed almost unanimously at council.” !!!!!!!!!! June 26th – view Chronicle Herald Report

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Golden Heather coming into full bloom

Look for flashes of gold in our Backlands in the coming days as this rare Atlantic Coastal Plain species comes into bloom. It is especially likely to be found and in abundance in areas that burned in 2009 and 2012. … Continue reading

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Tuesday June 24, 2014: HRM Public Hearing on RP+5

The now long-awaited Public Hearing on RP+5 will be held by Halifax Regional Council commencing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Halifax Regional Council Chambers at City Hall, 1841 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS. All written and … Continue reading

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Conservation Lands a hit

The Halifax Adventure Seekers, an OUTDOOR social meetup group, gave the Purcell Cove Conservation Lands a high rating after hiking the area last Thursday. Amongst the comments: A most enjoyable hike in an area that is truly unique. From the … Continue reading

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Tuesday June 10: Long Lake Provincial Park.

There is meeting on Tuesday June 10, at 6.30 p.m. at Captain William Spry Community Centre (Spryfield) concerning a proposal to make a parking lot within Long Lake Provincial Park. The proposal has been made by a developer who has … Continue reading

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Rhodora in peak bloom

Our native Azalea, Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense) is in full bloom at the edges of wetlands and in smaller wet spots in the Backlands. A recent visitor to the area described being transfixed by this species, about which Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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Backlands to some, heart lands to others

Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Denver Botanic Gardens Outreach, was enthralled by our Backlands on a recent visit to Halifax, and pleads for their preservation. Read Panayoti’s blog “Blueberries and crowberry make a groundcover that would be the … Continue reading

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