Event: Presenting Sable Island – How Much Fresh Water is on Sable Island?

Presenting an opportunity to learn more about Sable Island, its fresh water supply and the variety of life it sustains.

Fresh water is arguably the most important requirement for life. How much fresh water is there on Sable Island, and how much life can it sustain? This question was asked by the oil and gas industry in the 1970s when drilling activities were based on the island. It’s being asked now by those concerned about the potential increase in the number of visitors to the new Sable Island National Park Reserve.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm

Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Free Admission


  1. Winning Scholarship Video for 2013

    Elizabeth Connors, one of the winners of the Friends of Sable Island Video Scholarship for 2013, will present her winning video “Facts About Sable Island” along with her reflective essay.

    For more information on the scholarships see: https://sableislandfriends.ca/sable-island-scholarship-2013/

  2. Fresh Water on Sable Island

    Terry Hennigar, P.Eng., FEC, spent many months in the 1970s researching the hydrogeology of Sable Island. He returned to Sable Island in August this year and will share his observations and photographs on the changing landscape, the current state of the fresh water resources, and variety of life it sustains.

    For more information on the fresh water for Sable Island see: https://sableislandfriends.ca/fresh-water-on-sable-island/

Please plan to stay after the presentation for some light refreshments and an opportunity to speak with the presenters and meet other Friends of Sable Island.