Unfinished business – Help us expand the existing park to protect this irreplaceable natural area. Time is running out.

The Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park Coalition has formed to support the efforts of the Sandy Lake Conservation Association and the Sackville Rivers Association to take care of important unfinished business. That is, to protect the area that stretches from the Hammonds Plains Road to the Sackville River and encompasses three lakes and several waterways within the Sackville River Watershed through the creation of the Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park. The Coalition includes partners who share the long-term vision that the residents have worked so hard and long to bring to fruition for the benefit of the lakes and accompanying wildlife, to protect the Sackville River’s watershed, to become part of the Halifax region’s goal for a functioning Green Network Plan, and to provide a substantial park for public access to nature and recreation for this growing part of the city. The Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park Coalition supports the urgent objective of protecting this area for future generations before it is too late.

Mission Statement: Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park Coalition

“To preserve and protect over 2000 acres of wildlife and aquatic habitat surrounding the Sandy/Jack/Marsh Lakes and Sackville River area, Bedford as Sandy Lake - Sackville River Regional Park for historical, cultural, conservation, educational, and recreational use.” One thousand acres are now in public ownership as the Jack Lake Regional Park. The remaining 1,000 acres are under immense development pressures and need to be protected to maintain the integrity of the Sandy Lake to Sackville River watercourse and as a critical wildlife corridor between the Chebucto Peninsula and central and eastern mainland.

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