About us...

The Friends of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Society was formed in May, 2018 and

incorporated in June, 2018 to expedite the process of the formation of one of Canada's largest, urban wilderness parks, a work-in-progress for more than 30 years.

Mission Statement

"To support and promote the creation and development of

the Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park and to encourage

the stewardship and appropriate use of the area"


Diana Whalen, Co-Chair

Mary Ellen Donovan, Co-Chair; Planning Co-Chair

Ian Guppy, Vice-Chair

​​Kym Paquette, Treasurer

Pamela Lovelace, Chair, Fundraising

Mary Ann McGrath, Chair, Events

Ray Plourde

Dale Smith, Co-Chair, Planning

Open, Chair, Stewardship

Anne Vaughan, Chair, Membership​

​Richard Vinson, Chair, Communications

Mark Young


We would like to acknowledge those organizations who continue to work diligently to advocate for the formation of the BMBCL Regional Wilderness Park and were in place and active prior to our start-up in May, 2018.  Their vision led the way!

CARP - Nova Scotia (Canadian Association for Retired Persons) 



CPAWS - Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society


Ecology Action Centre

Halifax Northwest Trails Association


Our HRM Alliance

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