Build Nova Scotia has issued the following public service announcement regarding preliminary assessment work that will be taking place in the area of the dam. Equipment necessary for this work will be accessing the area by the Shaw Wilderness Park trail beginning this month.
The Backlands Coalition, of which the Williams Lake Conservation Company is a member, has submitted detailed comments to the HRM Regional Plan Review as part of the HRM consultation process.
Our submission highlights issues of special importance to HRM, the nearby communities of Spryfield, Williams Lake, Purcells Cove, Fergusons Cove and parts of Herring Cove that surround the Backlands.
Happy Halloween, Williams Lake! …how’s the water?
Wildfires have slammed our local communities recently and heightened our awareness of the results of human activity on climate change. Besides the practical tasks, such as emergency evacuation preparedness, we are now looking to the science of wetlands as a valuable and available natural defence against wildfires.
Nova Scotians are invited to help shape the approach for protecting 20 percent of the province’s land and water by 2030.
An online public consultation started August 23, at the province’s Collaborative Protected Areas Strategy Engagement page.
The input will be used to develop the Nova Scotia Collaborative Protected Areas Strategy, which will outline how the Province will achieve its 2030 land and water conservation goals and identify next steps.