Welcome to Halifax Diverse's Blog!
A project of the Sierra Club Atlantic Canada Chapter, Halifax Diverse is a nature literacy program geared towards engaging members of the public with any degree of experience with nature, be it little or none.
Halifax Diverse Walks is aimed at individuals who would like to learn more about the fascinating natural history and environment of some of the Halifax's greatest urban wilderness treasures. Guided tours by guest monthly expert naturalists will provide a valuable resource for learning more about the parks we often take for granted.
Come join us at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton on Saturday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m!
Learn about the Conservation Area, pollinator plants, and the Gitigaan Mashkiki Medicine Wheel Garden!
Help remove invasive plant species and plant native wildflowers. Activities also include a guided nature walk and Aboriginal teachings.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Kristina Jackson at email@example.com, or at 647-346-8744.
By John Bacher
From the raging torrents of the Niagara River to the placid Welland Canal one can walk for ten miles through the wooded forest gardens of the Niagara Escarpment. Here in some patches, old growth giant oaks and maples soar above wild ginger and may apple. This shady glen has spectacular lookouts over the Niagara Fruit Belt to Lake Ontario, such as Queenston Heights and the Woodend Conservation area. These wilds overwhelm relics of 19th century assaults on nature, such as lime kilns, a “haunted” “ghost” tunnel under which the Bruce Trail travel and the stone ruins of the abandoned Third Welland Canal. ... Read more »
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: From Conflict to Working in Partnership: Having a Community Seat at the Table - Paul Hawks, East Boulder Oversight Committee, Stillwater Good Neighbour Agreement
Consultation, Twyla Gaudet, Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusiaqn (Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative)
Nova Scotia Environment's Regulatory Role in Mine and Quarry Projects - Peter Geddes, Nova Scotia Environment
Why Mining Matters - Sean Kelly, Mining Association of Nova Scotia (MANS)
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We must close the Chicago waterways connections to keep Asian carp from taking over our Great Lakes and beyond before it is too late!Submitted by Mary Muter on Wed, 2014-01-08 15:21
The long awaited report from the US Army Corps of Engineers on how to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes has finally been released. The report evaluates the many waterways connecting the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan –all potential avenues to allow several species of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. The 5 year report costing $20M is titled Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).
Silver and bighead carp already make up about 95% of the biomass in rivers downstream of the Chicago River. Over a century ago Chicago built a canal to reverse the flow of the Chicago River to divert their sewage and stormwater south into the Mississippi rather than their waterfront beaches. The “reversed” Chicago River flow has been supported by two US Supreme Court decisions.... Read more »