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HRM Staff release Interim Report on the Green Network Plan

This first Interim Report on the Green Network Plan will be discussed at a meeting of the COMMUNITY PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STANDING COMMITTEE on Thursday Oct 15 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, viewable online. The full interim report is available in sections at http://www.halifax.ca/HalifaxGreenNetwork/Themes.php. View Agenda for the Thursday meeting. View Item 8.3.2 […]

Prominent Nocturne piece explores development at HRM’s Wildland-Urban Interface

One of the top five Media Arts Projects at Nocturne 2015 is a piece by Susan Tooke about choices that transform our landscapes in HRM. 3B:BACKLANDS, BADLANDS, BURBS explores the destruction of natural habitat by the encroaching development of our precious, wild Backlands on the Halifax south mainland. 3B will be shown in front of […]

40 years of hikes on Martinique Beach

HFN founding member Scott Cunningham led an 8 or so km walk on Martinique Beach today (Oct 4) for approximately 35 participants, repeating the very first HFN hike forty years ago. The sun shone, the spring tides had scattered quahogs and kelps on the beach, “peeps” (in this case sanderlings, semipalmated plovers, semipalmated sandpipers and […]

We’re 40 now!

Approximately 100 people attended HFN’s 40th Birthday celebration held at the clubhouse of the Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax on Thursday evening, Oct. 1. Highlights were a talk by poet and nature writer Harry Thurston, the cutting of the cake by Debra Burleson (one of the seven signers of the Memorandum of Association in 1975) […]

Nova Scotia Nature Trust receives Colin Stewart Conservation Award for 2015

The Colin Stewart Conservation Award was established by the Halifax Field Naturalists in 2004 to honour a lifetime of contributions by Colin towards conservation initiatives in Nova Scotia. The Award is given annually to an individual or group for significant conservation efforts in Nova Scotia when appropriate nominations are forthcoming. The recipient for 2015 was […]