Launch of the Plants of The Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail

An official launch will be held in the community room at the Tantallon Public Library at 7p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

The Plants brochure was first published in 2005 by Five Bridges Wilderness Heritage Trust .Two Dalhousie Biology students Krystle Olsen and Dave Mealia under supervision of Dr. Mark Johnston completed the field work and compiled the first brochure with line drawings.

The second edition of the brochure has full colour photos and descriptions of 17 of the most common plants found along the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail located within the Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area.  The photos were provided by Ms. Olsen, Mr. Mealia, Dr. Johnston, David Patriquin and Catherine King.
Everyone is welcome to attend the official launch on May 8 and pick up a copy of the new brochure. 

Prospect Road Community Clean Up May 4th

Hi everyone, 

Time for a reminder to everyone that the Prospect Road Community Clean Up is coming back this May.  The cleanup will be May 4th, which is shortly after Earth Day.  
Areas organized and covered each year usually include Terence Bay area, Brookside area, McDonald Lake area, Bayview, Sandstone, Prospect area, and the East Dover area.  If you live in an area not listed but would like to be included please contact us.  As well The Prospect Road Lions Club, Citizen`s on Patrol and the local Scout troop will be cleaning from the start of the Prospect Road into Goodwood and are willing to have volunteers help them with that long stretch of road even if you are not available for the entire time.

Rubber gloves and garbage bags are provided by Clean Nova Scotia and TIR.  These can be  distributed to groups or individuals ahead of time.  Sharp containers and recycle bags are also available.

If you are interested in helping to organize in your community the start time for your group is entirely up to you but most groups start at 9am.  If you are looking for a place to clean just let us know.  Feel free to share this message with those that you know.  I can be reached at to assist you in planning action in your community.

As we did last year we are able to have the midday clean up community BBQ at the Prospect Road Community Centre.  The BBQ will begin at noon and run for about an hour.  A couple of groups have offered to help with this part, thank you to them.  

A final note on the pick up of the garbage.  TIR (formerly Dept of Highways and DOT) will be removing the trash after the cleanup but they need to know where it is located.  Please remember to let us know where the piles are so I can share the locations with TIR.

The Brookside Community Homeowners Association is continuing the theme of clean up the following weekend.  Instead of the parks and ditches they are holding a community yard sale at the Prospect Road Community Centre on May 11th for those still looking to their closets and garages.  For more information on the yard sale contact Valerie at

Thanks for your continued support of your community. 

Peter Jollimore

COCO meeting April 4, 7pm at Hubley Centre


This is a reminder that the Council of Community Organizations (COCO) will meet on April 4 at 7pm at the Hubley Center, 4408 St. Margaret's Bay Road, Lewis Lake.

As you may know, HRM is proposing changes to the operation of the Otter Lake Landfill that potentially could have environmental impacts and other concerns for the community. These proposed changes do not comply with agreements made with the public in 1995 during the consultations and planning for the operation of the Otter Lake Landfill site.
We are very pleased that Ken Donnelly will attend the April 4 COCO meeting to present the Community Monitoring Committee's position on HRM's proposed changes to the environmental and community protection elements of the Otter Lake Landfill.
Here is a link to an editorial by Deputy Mayor Reg Rankin, which was recently published in the Chronicle Herald explaining the issues with the proposed changes.

You are also invited to sign an online petition opposing the changes, which was created by Iain Rankin.  The petition can be found at
Regular updates from community groups will take place following Mr. Donnelly's presentation.  For further information please contact Beth McGee at 823-2245 or John Cascadden at 852-4886.
We hope you can join us for this important meeting.
Yours truly,
Afton Doubleday
Secretary, FBWHT

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