Category Archives: Watershed

Is Carolina Fanwort, an aggressive invasive aquatic plant, now in Williams Lake? 19May2024

UPDATE May 18, 2024: WLCC member Katharine Studholme conducted some follow-up investigation at one patch of new plants in Williams Lake, and is fairly certain it is NOT Carolina Fanwort “and may be a native milfoil.” We are sending identification … Continue reading

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A natural analogue for “Sponge Cities”: “Whaleback Barrens” in the Halifax Backlands 5Nov2023

On Nov 2, 2023, I happened to view a CBC TV News item item about “Montreal… building dozens of ‘sponge parks’ to soak up excess rain I was struck by one scene in particular, of a linear sponge park alongside … Continue reading

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McIntosh Run Watershed Association submits comments to the Regional Plan Review 25Oct2023

In June of this year, HRM Planners submitted a draft of the Municipal Regional Plan and asked for feedback from the community. That consultation period was concluded on Oct 27, 2023. McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) submitted  comments to the … Continue reading

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“Sharing the Care of Williams Lake” 12Jun2023

“At their Annual General Meeting, on Tuesday May 23 at the Captain William Spry Centre, WLCC directors showcased the impacts of the environmental projects they completed in the past year. Projects ranged from guides on invasive plant species, a series … Continue reading

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Full year of citizen science water quality monitoring reveals episodic salt events in Governors Brook (Halifax, NS) 29May2023

Governors Brook, originating near Herring Cove Road, feeds into Colpitt Lake (unsettled), which in turn drains into the partially settled Williams Lake.* A study conducted in December of 2015 suggested that Governors Brook/Colpitt Lake is the major source of salt … Continue reading

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MRWA to add 16 km of new trails in Backlands (Halifax, NS) 19Apr2023

From  McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) Press Release HALIFAX (Kjipuktuk), March 28, 2023 — The McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) is expanding the McIntosh Run trail system and will be adding 16 km of new backcountry singletrack trails to the … Continue reading

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Lover’s Lane to Turtle Bay: A path to Williams Lake 19May2022

From Kathleen Hall, Martha Leary and Murray Coolican: “We are writing about lands along the shore of Williams Lake known bureaucratically as PID 41342080. “We are stewards of the lake and it’s watershed and do our work through Williams Lake … Continue reading

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Can we move back from a precipice for the Williams-Colpitt Lakes Watershed? 25Jan2022

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSURB) will hold a hearing on March 30, 2022 to consider an appeal by a developer to reverse the decision of the Halifax and West Community Council to turn down his request to … Continue reading

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