On Wednesday, June 17, a motion was brought forward to Halifax and West Community Council by Councillor Shawn Cleary, addressing the 136 acres of land for sale adjacent to Williams Lake within the Purcell’s Cove Backlands.
I was on my way this afternoon to access the Shaw Wilderness Park via an informal route, and lo and behold, there was the new entrance off of Purcell’s Cove Road with a sign and a parking lot now open. So I parked and embarked on the 350 meters of fine gravel trail leading up to Williams Lake.
In this article, originally written for the Chebucto Hiking Club, Kathleen Hall describes the history of the founding of the Shaw Wilderness Park.
Today (May 14, 2020) would be the 100th birthday of one of the founding fathers of the WLCC – Dr. Kenneth (Ken) Hall.
On Earth Day the Ecology Action Centre hosted several online presentations. The first presentation is of local interest to us. It discusses Halifax’s urban wilderness areas and mentions our new Shaw Wilderness Park in the Williams Lake backlands.