Cox Lake, NS - Kelly Schnare
Kelly Schnare shares her Watermark on Cox Lake in Nova Scotia.
Kelly grew up on its shores and spent most of her youth playing in, and on, its waters (frozen or liquid!). She really enjoyed identifying with the islands in the lake and the wetlands around it. Cox Lake is part of the Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area on Blue Mountain in Halifax. It is is fed by a pond called Thompsons Pond. Kelly saw numerous cases of people dumping toxic wastes into the pond.
At one point, this pond that fed the lake she swam in every single day was on fire. Thanks to a beaver dam, Coxs Lake was protected from the fire. This lake is important to Kelly and to her father who also grew up on the same lake system.