Photo by Irwin Barrett.

We need nature now more than ever. If there’s one lesson to take away from these challenging times of lockdowns and social distancing, it’s the importance of natural spaces for our physical and mental well-being.

Our parks are essential, yet many Nova Scotians lack access to local green spaces. The community of Upper Sackville has been waiting 6 years for a park of its own.

Sackville River – Lewis Lake Wilderness Park was promised for protection by the Nova Scotia government in 2013, but it still has not received a legal designation.

This 1600-acre wilderness park is an ideal outdoor playground for walking, biking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in Upper Sackville. It’s home to forest and wetland ecosystems, and near the headwaters of the Sackville River.

All that’s needed is a signature from the Nova Scotia government to make this wilderness park a reality. No more delays. Upper Sackville deserves its park.

It’s our turn now. 

Walter N. Regan


Sackville Rivers Association