Flies and Lies

Just a reminder that Flies & Lies is at the Sackville Legion at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct 31st.

Flies & Lies starts at 7:00 pm and ends when we all leave. It is held on the bottom floor of the Calais Branch, Royal Canadian Legion, 45 Sackville Cross Rd, Lower Sackville on the following dates:

31 OCT; 13 & 28 NOV; 11 DEC – 2012; 8 & 30 JAN; 12 & 27 FEB; 12 & 27 MAR; 9 & 24 APR – 2013 **INFORMATION NOTE** There will be times on Wednesdays this year that we will be bumped upstairs due to a paid function. If you arrive for Flies & Lies and find a different group of people there that means we will meet upstairs at the back of the Legion in the Sunroom. Go outside then around to the back of the Legion, up the stairs and buzz the bartender for entrance.

Tree Planting – Clean Nova Scotia and RBC – Discover Your Watershed

Thank you to all who participated in the Discover Your Watershed Program held Saturday October 20th! All who attended enjoyed planting trees in Walkers Pit at the Sackville River. All in all, about 300 red spruce and white pine seedlings were planted, along with red maple, white and yellow birch, ash, and oak saplings.

Also thank you to Rachel L Stone of Royal Bank of Canada, Branch Manager (Bedford Highway) for $5,000 for the River Rangers Program!

See more pics in the gallery

Removal of Abandonded Culverts – Harveys Brook

Councillor Bob Harvey (District 20) provided SRA with the funds to remove a series of abandoned culverts from Harveys Brook upstream from Sackville Drive behind 34 Legacy Court. Special thanks to the Legacy Group of Companies, owners of 34 Legacy Court for access to the project site.

Culverts before removal – this is actually a stream believe it or not

After removal, before cleanup – see, there was a stream there at some point.

And there is the stream – by spring this area will re-grow and you would never know there had been culverts there for decades. One series of culverts down, MANY more to go.

Fall Salmon Stocking

Stocking program is underway – come out and help to put over 240 Atlantic salmon in the watershed on Tuesday October 23rd. Meet at the Downsview Mall Tim Hortons at 10am. Call the office for details (865-9238) or Walter (476-6276) or Damon (223-7891) the day of. Dress for the weather – waders would be valuable but not required.

Tree Planting Event in the Sackville River Watershed – Discover Your Watershed Program with Clean NS

As part of the Discover Your Watershed program at Clean Nova Scotia (CNS), CNS and the Sackville Rivers Association (SRA) are holding a tree planting event on Saturday October 20th, 2012.

The Discover Your Watershed program has been developed to promote and enhance the stewardship of Nova Scotian watersheds and community tree planting is an important component to achieving this goal.

Planting will occur in the Walkers Pit area of the Sackville River in addition to the SRA’s previously completed stream restoration work in this once functioning gravel mine.
All interested participants are asked to meet at the SRA office @ 9:00 am which is located at 45 Connolly Road (Sackville Heights Community Centre) in Sackville before departing to the planting location .

Tree planting will run from 9:30 am-12:00 pm, refreshments will be provided. Tools and gloves will also be provided but participants should bring outdoor clothing and good footwear.

Please contact Wil Brunner@ CNS: 420-7961 or jwbrunner@clean.ns.ca, or Walter Regan @ SRA: 865-9238 or sackvillerivers@ns.sympatico.ca for more information.