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”

BMBCL Board (2022-2023)

Mary Ann McGrath

Eleanor Humphries

Diana Whalen

Carol Ann Roberts

Co-Chairs, Planning
Dale Smith & Mary Ellen Donovan

Co-Chairs, Stewardship

Chair, Communications
Catherine McKellar

Chair, Volunteer/Membership

Chair, Events 
James Boyer

Members at Large
Ray Plourde
John Bignell

Strategic Partners & Stakeholders

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

Leave No Trace Canada
Our HRM Alliance