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Ways to Take Action for Sandy Lake - Sackville River

1. Write a letter/ email

Sandy Lake Special Planning Area map

The Nova Scotia Provincial Task Force on Housing in HRM has named the land west of Sandy Lake a "Special Planning Area" to be fast tracked for development. That means the provincial Minister of Housing will now make the final decision about development at Sandy Lake, based on recommendations from the Task Force.


Time is quickly running out for the Province to reverse this decision. The HRM's website currently lists the development for this highly valuable ecological area as "shovel ready" Spring 2024.


Make a difference today by letting decision makers know that you do not support development in the Sandy Lake Special Planning Area. We've made it easy - here is an example letter to send to the person who will now decide about the development of housing at Sandy Lake, Minister John Lohr. Send it to him at, and copy us at sandylakecampaign[at]

2. Request a sign or print a sign

Save Sandy Lake Poster

Whether you have a lawn, a balcony, or a window, you can help demonstrate just how many people care about what happens around Sandy Lake. The land and water that stretch from the Hammonds Plains Road to the Sackville River, all around Sandy Lake, has long been identified for protection as a park. This area is currently threatened by development planned in the Sandy Lake Special Planning Area. We need lots of signs, across Nova Scotia, to raise awareness of this threat and instead call on government to Save Sandy Lake!

Request your 24 x 16 inch "lawn" sign through this form.

Would you rather print your own sign? That's great too! Post it at home, on your community bulletin board or send it to friends, the possibilities are endless...

Request the downloadable, printable PDF through this form.

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