Recently, the Sandy Lake Regional Park Coalition has formed to support the efforts of the Sandy Lake Conservation Association and the Sackville Rivers Association to take care of unfinished business and protect the area that stretches from the Hammonds Plains Road to the Sackville River and encompasses the three lakes and several waterways within the Sackville River Watershed. The Coalition includes partners who recognize that this is an important goal for the region – this 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 RP+5’s goal for a Green Network, and to provide a substantial park for public access to nature and recreation for this growing part of the city. The Sandy Lake Regional Park Coalition supports the urgent objective of protecting this area for future generations before it is too late.
Discover how you can support this project. Visit the Coalition’s website for updates or to get your organization involved www.sandylakecoalition.ca
Sandy Lake Regional Park Coalition (SLRPC) Mission Statement:
“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 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.