A very important event will be occurring this Saturday at the Captain William Spry Centre. We encourage you to attend and actively participate in this particular session of the public engagement process for the “Halifax Green Network” (this is the new name for the Halifax greenbelting plan) at the Captain William Spry Centre. At this event you will have an opportunity to express your wishes for the future of the Purcell’s Cove, William’s Lake and Herring Cove Backlands. Here are the meeting details:
Saturday, June 13th 12:00 – 3:00 pm Pop-up Event
Captain William Spry Community Centre
16 Sussex St, Spryfield
The full list of public engagement opportunities is available at the following link: http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxGreenNetwork/EngagementEvents.php
Another important tool that we strongly recommend using to make your wishes known about the Backlands is the interactive map found at the following link. This map will enable you to highlight the significant features of the Backlands and capture the reasons why you feel they must be preserved. Please note: in order to add your input, locate the Backlands by magnifying the map. Select the icon(s) and click and drag to the appropriate spot on the map. Please make sure you answer the questions on the screen that will pop up; your icon will be discounted if questions are unanswered. Here’s the link for you: http://engage.o2design.com/halifax/engage_map/
If we wish to preserve the Backlands, it is very important that we advocate for them at this critical time.