Welcome to Halifax Diverse's Blog!


A program of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation Atlantic Chapter, Halifax Diverse is a nature education program which provides opportunities for the public to learn about, engage with, and contribute to urban green spaces. 

Halifax Diverse Walks is aimed at individuals who would like to learn more about the fascinating natural history and environment of some of the Halifax's greatest urban wilderness treasures. Guided tours by guest monthly expert naturalists will provide a valuable resource for learning more about the parks we often take for granted.

We plan larger events when possible, including the incredibly successful Russell Lake Takes Root, in 2013. At this event, 300+ members of the community planted 1200 trees in a new urban park. We look forward to providing the community with other opportunities to get hands on with nature while learning something at the same time!

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Dartmouth Commons Takes Root makes a splash!

On October 18th, we hosted a tree and shrub planting in the Dartmouth Commons with the support of numerous community members who came out to assist, as well as city staff and elected representatives who showed their support both on the ground, and in council. 

Mayor Mike Savage, Councillor Gloria McCluskey, and Tree Canada's Bruce Carter plant a cherry shrub with Halifax Diverse Program Coordinator, David Foster




We had a great turnout of devoted community members who eagerly planted the 7 trees and 100+ shrubs that comprise the municipality's first community orchard.  ... Read more »

Halifax Diverse Walks the spooky side of Halifax - Oct. 29th

This October we're taking a walk on the spookier side of things in the Halifax Commons area. We're going to be guided by expert historian and author, Blair Beed, who will show us the area around and including the Halifax Commons. Mr. Beed, a former contender for Halifax Town Crier, will take us in the footsteps of those who came before us, and tell us about the impacts these spirits have had, and still have today, on our city.

The winner of the Russell Lake Takes Root raffle prize receives his winnings



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Congrats to the Russell Lake Takes Root raffle winner!

Congrats to Paul who won the raffle prize from Russell Lake Takes Root 2. He takes home a fall yard-care package from Kent, Russell Lake, consisting of a battery powered leaf blower/mulcher, electric chainsaw, lawn spreader, and more. A huge thanks to Kent Russell Lake for donating the prize in support of our program, and everyone who purchased tickets so that we can continue to provide quality events to the public!

The winner of the Russell Lake Takes Root raffle prize receives his winnings

Russell Lake Takes Root 2

Help us plant 2100 trees in Baker Drive Park, and celebrate Russell Lake Takes Root.

Last year we hosted our first tree planting in Russell Lake West, a new community branching off of Baker Drive in Dartmouth. We planted 1200 trees with the help of over 400 members of the community both local, and further afield. We're returning this year to continue our mission to make Baker Drive Park a greener place on Sept 20th, 10AM-2PM. 

We're back this year to plant 2100 trees along the east side of the building (right side in the image below) on the corner of Basswood Run and Baker Drive. Why are we planting a strip? Because one day this park will be used by many members of the community, and a small strip of forest between the building and park means the building residents are shielded from sound and prying eyes, and park users will feel some privacy from the overlooking balconies. It's a win-win solution!... Read more »

Discover McNabs Island with Waterfront Development

Discover McNabs like never before, with Waterfront Development and Halifax Diverse

This unique, one time event offers you the opportunity to visit McNabs Island, receive two 1-hour guided walks by expert historians and naturalists, and 3 hours of free time on the island. Sponsored by Waterfront Development and hosted by Halifax Diverse, we are as excited to explore the island as you are!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite!


Eventbrite - Discover McNabs Island with Waterfront Development


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