Dartmouth Lakes Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: Mic Mac AAC, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
As elected officials and neighbours, we have been listening to the conversation around the health of our Dartmouth lakes for some time. The presence of Floating Yellow Heart, blooms of blue green algae, and the ongoing nuisance of weeds in the lakes are all signs that the environment is at risk. In addition to keeping people from enjoying the beauty of Dartmouth and threatening our natural habitat, these pressures also have a potential impact on the upcoming competitions and other recreational activities on Lake Banook over the next few years.
We have been working with key stakeholders in the community as well as with other levels of government. We are convening a Town Hall with community to come up with some actionable steps forward toward restoring and maintaining the Dartmouth lakes.
For too long our beautiful lakes have been without a government champion--as MLAs we know the province has a role in protecting these vital natural resources.
A petition has been circulating in the Dartmouth community, and we will have some on hand at the meeting. If you have an interest in the health and longevity of the Dartmouth Lakes, please consider attending this event.
Claudia Chender, MLA Dartmouth South
Susan Leblanc, MLA Dartmouth North
Dartmouth Lakes Petition
Please note that only original signatures are accepted and that the “ask” of the petition must be at the top of each page.
Signed petitions can be sent or dropped off to either MLA’s office:
260 Wyse Rd #102, Dartmouth, NS B3A 1N3
120–33 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4P5
We the undersigned call on the Government of Nova Scotia to take action to protect the lakes of Dartmouth by:
Exercising it's legislative authority over water resources, including lakes,
Providing provincial oversight and leadership in ensuring the health of these precious natural resources and recreational and economic assets of the Dartmouth community, and
Working with Halifax Regional Municipality to improve lake conditions.