Residents of the area have been looking out for Sandy Lake and area’s welfare for at least 50 years. Since 2014, the Sandy Lake Conservation Association has partnered with The Sackville Rivers Association, which has had a role for decades. The Bedford Lions Club shares the goals to protect the lake. In the past, the Sandy Lake Watershed Association protected the lake, and prior to that there was the Sandy Lake Resident’s Association, itself preceded by the Sandy Lake Ratepayers Association.

The Sandy Lake – Sackville River Regional Park Coalition formed in 2018. The groups, listed below, see that protection of this unique and long-recognized natural area is an important goal for the entire region.

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Sandy Lake Regional Park Coalition Members(SL-SRPC)

SL-SRPC Member groups to January 20, 2020:

Sandy Lake Conservation Association

Sackville Rivers Association

Agropur Cooperative Dairy Bedford Plant

Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Rails to Trails

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Nova Scotia Chapter

Canoe/Kayak Nova Scotia

Ecology Action Centre

Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust

Friends of Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Society

Friends of McNabs Island Society

Halifax North West Trails Association

Kingswood Ratepayers Association

Lucasville Community Association

Lucasville Greenway Society

McIntosh Run Watershed Association

Mountain Bike Halifax

Nova Scotia Bird Society

Nova Scotia Salmon Association

Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society

St. Margaret’s Bay Stewardship Association

The Halifax Field Naturalists

The Neighbourhood Association of Uplands Park

The Turtle Patrol

Trips By Transit

WRWEO / The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail