April 4 and 5 – NSLC Booth
April 12 – Monte Carlo Night
April 19 – NSLC booth and Walmart Booth
April 25, 26, 27 – Walmart Spring Duck Run Booth
May 2 – Walmart SRA booth
May 3 – Spring Duck Run Race
May 4 – Walmart Booth
May 10 – Spring Duck Run Race Rain Date
May 17 – Fishway Cleanup
May 24 – Halifax Naturalists Trail Walk
June 6 – Oceans Day
June 7 – Bike Rodeo
June 21 – Cleanup
July 5 – Rock Throwing
July 19 – Rock Throwing
August 9 – Rock Throwing
August 23 – Clean up
September 12 – Dinner Auction
For more details, call 865-9238 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder of the Monte Carlo Night on Saturday night (April 12) at the Sackville Heights Community Center that SRA, the Boys and Girls Club of Sackville, and Early Intervention are putting on. Those who wish to volunteer for that night as dealers, food servers, ticket takers/sellers, etc. are asked to come to the SHCC before 5 to help out with the event – I will have a better time or arrival tomorrow that I will send out.
A pizza supper will be provided for volunteers. If anyone is interested, please email me to let me know. I will provide more details when I have them. The night is a western theme, so volunteers please wear something western – if not, cowboy hats and scarves will be supplied.
For those who wish to attend the event, but cannot volunteer, tickets are on sale for $10 each. Doors open around 6:30.
Monte Carlo Tickets available NOW
Sat Apr 12 at 6 pm Sackville Heights Community Centre Gym
$10 each, one ticket gets you $10,000 in play money all proceeds to help SRA, Boys and Girls Club of Sackville and Early Invention
SRA needs to sell 10 tickets—please call the SRA office for yours – 865-9238
Youth and Family Race
See our Facebook page for the event!
Call 865-9238 if you have recently lost a phone on the BSCG trail.
Thanks to Olivia Allen, SRA has started up a new youth group. Check it out on Facebook!
For the preliminary report to be discussed at this meeting, please follow the link below.
A nice little brook trout caught on the Sackville River in 2013 (pics by Chris Garda)
Building Fish Friends and Engaging our Youth
Sackville River Association; Sackville, NS
Our local watershed, including the Sackville River and Little Sackville River, has historically been home to healthy and robust populations of fish, including Atlantic salmon and trout.
Over the years, as industrial, commercial, recreational, business and residential development have expanded, we are witnessing the loss of the natural filtering capacity of the adjacent wetlands. We’re also seeing for ourselves the acceleration of runoff, increasing flooding as well as sedimentation and contamination of the water. There’s even a closed landfill here now!
Bottom line: our water quality is being destroyed, and so are the fish.
We only have a short window of opportunity—right now—to address some of the damage that has already been done. And we need to develop a plan for the long-term conservation of our watershed—before it’s too late.
Our Fish Friends program builds the next generation of steward to protect and restore our local watershed. Your gift will allow us to connect with students from grades 4, 5 and 6 about why we need our fish to thrive and why this watershed is so critically important to our community. And their teachers will be delighted that we’re helping build their mathematics, science, social studies and writing skills!
Go to our project page on the Shall Change Fund website to donate funds to the project. THank you very much to Small Change Fund for this fundraising opportunity and for your support of the Fish Friends 2014 program!