What’s the difference between a “bird-watcher” and a “birder?” A “birder” is a passionate, bird loving aficionado. A “bird watcher” enjoys birds in a more casual way and can stroll through the Shaw Wilderness Park and enjoy a lesson from two highly qualified, engaging “bird enthusiasts.”
Our membership year comes to a close at the end of June. This has been a busy year for the WLCC and it is now time to join or renew your membership for 2022-2023! The membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Read on to learn more about the past years activities!
Public Works Minister Kim Masland asked NS Lands Inc., a provincial Crown Corporation, to meet with the Williams Lake Conservation Company (WLCC) and partner organization Williams Lake Dam Association (WLDA) to discuss issues about the deteriorating Williams Lake dam. According to their website, Nova Scotia Lands Inc. “continues to work with other departments and agencies to develop safety plans for dams and water control structures to mitigate against risks from severe weather events, such as flooding or breaches.”
“The city’s Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee met last Thursday and got a presentation from Our HRM Alliance. The alliance is a group focused on preventing climate change, and it’s noticed that Halifax Regional Municipality’s big planning documents are announced with much fanfare but then poorly implemented, if at all.” -Matt Strickland, The Coast (photo: Kyle Shaw)
Hundreds of trout travel to Williams Lake in Spryfield every year. They leave their circular ponds and raceway-tanks in the McGowan Fish Hatchery and take the trout-truck from Caledonia directly to Williams Lake in Spryfield to be introduced into their new wilderness home.