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Wed June 29, 2016, 7 pm Ondaatje Hall – show support for BMBCL

From EAC: By now you have probably hear that the long-promised, but yet-to-be delivered Blue Mountain Birch Cove Regional Park area is under immediate threat. A terrible report from an independent facilitator is recommending that a massive urban sprawl development be allowed inside the future park – all around the Birch Cove Lakes! Hundreds of you have already shown your support for protecting this amazing wilderness area by coming out to the public meeting last Monday, and writing letters to city council. Blue Mountain Birch Cove still needs your help!
Join us for a public meeting this Wednesday, June 29th from 7pm – 9 pm Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, Dalhousie University next to the Rebecca Cohn Building to show your support. This meeting will be hosted by the Ecology Action Centre, Friends of Nature, Halifax Field Naturalists & the Halifax Northwest Trails Association. We need absolutely everyone who cares about this issue to attend. Tell your neighbors, tell your friends. We need you to come and be counted and to help rescue our future park from being ruined forever.

Take Immediate Action:
If you haven’t done so already please write a submission responding to the facilitator’s report. It’s important to make sure your voice heard by HRM Council!
-Email the city of Halifax to express your disapproval of the facilitators report at clerks@halifax.ca.
or Write a letter to the Municipal Clerk by mail, P.O. Box 1749, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3A5; by fax, 902-490-4208 no later than July 4th at 3 p.m.
Remember July 4th is the Monday after the long Canada Day weekend, so you might want to do this well before the 4th of July.
-Call your Councillor:
-Contact your local elected official: go to www.halifax.ca/councillors to find your councillor and their contact information.
-Join and share the Facebook event!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791212927790269/
Background Information: https://www.ecologyaction.ca/news/development-threatens-blue-mountain-birch-cove-lakes
HRM Info page: www.halifax.ca/property/bluemountainbirchcovelakes.php
Media Coverage:
https://www.localxpress.ca/local-news/development-plan-draws-ire-of-blue-mountain-birch-cove-lakes-advocates-321448
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/blue-mountain-birch-cove-lakes-meeting-1.3644692
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1374006-crowd-muzzled-during-blue-mountain-birch-cove-lakes-regional-park-development-mee
http://view902.com/blue-mountain-birch-cove-lakes-presentation-public-meeting-a-complete-train-wreck/
https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/heres-what-developers-want-to-do-with-the-birch-cove-lakes-wilderness-morning-file-friday-june-17-2016/