For more than 20 years, the Sackville Rivers Association (SRA) has been developing a vision for a Conservation Corridor running the length of the Sackville River. In 2011, EDM was retained by SRA and HRM to develop the Sackville Greenway Multi-year Development Plan. The Plan offers a vision and development strategy for the Sackville Greenway – a multi-use trail stretching the length of the Little Sackville River. When completed, the Sackville Greenway will run from Fultz House to Feely Lake (and incorporate the headwaters at Little Lake) and connect the many neighbourhoods and community destination points along the way.
Using SRA’s mandate as guidance, the Plan aims to strike a balance between objectives in relation to the River and the desires of residents for a sense of safety and security in the community and opportunities for recreation, mobility, education and community engagement. Presenting a clear and comprehensive vision for the development of the Sackville Greenway enabled SRA to further engage the community through consultation workshops and to acquire the funding necessary to construct the first phase. The first phases of the Greenway are scheduled to open in 2017.