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Friday September 14th, 2018: Sackville Rivers Association dinner & auction

“Dear Friend: “Last year, community contributions to the Sackville Rivers Association’s (SRA) Annual Dinner and Auction helped us raise over $8,000 for the improvement and conservation of the Sackville River and surrounding watershed. “The SRA continues our mandate of conservation, including in-stream habitat improvements at various locations throughout the watershed, fish stocking, and river clean-ups […]

Halifax Green Network Plan released June 21, 2018 looking good

The Final Draft of the The Halifax Green Network Plan, under development for several years,  was released on June 21, 2018. The Halifax Green Network Plan (HGNP) was initiated in 2015 shortly after the adoption of the 2014 Regional Municipality Planning Strategy (Regional Plan). The 2014 Regional Plan directs the creation of the priorities plan […]

Expansion of HRM Goodwood Composting Facility

After the hike to the Drysdale Bog in Goodwood, we learned via the Western Commons Advisory Committee that the area, situated near the Halifax Western Common, is partially considered for expanded development. Please consider their statement (as follows):

Sewer Stroll postponed again, now to Sun Feb 4, and again to Feb 25, 2018!

Due to the continuing unstable state of some of the coastal viewing sites, the annual sewer stroll planned initially for Sunday Jan 7 and then postponed to Sun Jan 14, 2018 is now postponed to Sunday January 28, 2017 and now to feb 4m 2018… and now to Feb 18, 2018, now to Feb 25. […]

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 and biking) on Monday September 25th at 6:00 pm at the Norawarren Drive Park in […]

Hiking the Admiral Lake Loop

On Sunday, April 30, there will be an afternoon hike of the Admiral Lake loop. Meet between 12:30-1 p.m. on the Musquodoboit Valley Rail-to-Trails parking lot, in Musquodoboit  Harbour. The hike is expected to take 5-6 hours, with plenty of time at the look-offs and watching for mayflowers in bloom. This event is not part of […]

The Halifax Field Naturalists are on Twitter

The Halifax Field Naturalists are now on Twitter. The handle is @HfxFieldNat, and our first tweets have already gone out. If you are using Twitter,  please follow us.  

Shaw Group/Nature Conservancy of Canada Proposal: Supportive staff report goes to Regional Council

GOOD NEWS: Halifax regional council moves ahead with proposed Purcells Cove park. See Metro News “It is recommended that Halifax Regional Council direct staff to: 1. Proceed with negotiations to acquire the lands (PID 00052407) and return to Regional Council for consideration of the key terms and conditions for the 379 acres that address the […]

Williams Lake Backlands – Big decision by Regional Council on Sep. 20, 2016

Halifax council will be presenting a recommendation Sept 20 on whether to approve a proposal by the Nature Conservancy of Canada to acquire almost 400 acres of land in the Williams Lake backlands and set it aside indefinitely as a wilderness preserve. Please visit the Urban Wilderness Park Website for more about the proposal and […]

Tues Aug 30: Information session about possible park for Backlands

There will be a public information session to learn more about the opportunity to acquire 379 acres of pristine centrally located land in the Williams Lake-Colpitt Lake area as Halifax’s largest wilderness park. OPEN HOUSE DETAILS: DATE: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM LOCATION: Captain William Spry Community Centre, 16 Sussex […]

Volunteers needed at Harrison Lewis Centre

In exchange for quality time on a beautiful South Shore beach, we are looking for two to four volunteers to help with workshops and other events at the Harrison Lewis Centre. August 24-29, August 31-Sept. 4 (Labour Day Weekend), Sept. 8-12, and Sept. 22-25. Duties are primarily of a house-keeping nature as the Centre prepares […]

Parrsboro Field Naturalists Saturday Events

John Brownlie, an HFNer from way back, is organizing naturalist outings in the Parrsboro area on Saturdays. “There is an event every Saturday except during the Gem and Mineral Show on the 20th of August when the Fundy Geological Museum is offering a variety of geology and dinosaur excursions. For all events but one, we […]