Presenting our fall 2016 newsletter

The wait is finally over! Here is our newest Waterways newsletter, recapping all our work to date and featuring our annual President’s Report.

If you wanted to know more about the NWAI’s community outreach and education, the newsletter is a great way to get started.

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Annual Meeting: November 23

The public is invagm-social-media-adited to attend our Annual General Meeting. The event will be on Wednesday, November 23 from 7-9pm.

Location: The Ville Cooperative, 241 Canada Street

In addition to short presentations on the work of the Association, the featured speaker is Ron Jenkins. Ron will be presenting on the results of the 2016 geomorphic assessment of the Nashwaak River.

Critter of the week for Oct. 17-23

Check out the critter of the week below. It’s the snowshoe hare!14706826_1141431909257050_2826115263460521930_o

Tree planting ramps up with student volunteers

Over the past two weeks the Nashwaak Watershed Association has seen several student volunteers dedicate their time to plant trees on the Marysville Flats.


The Marysville Flats is a section of the Nashwaak River which is part of the Nashwaak Greenway. The future vision of the Nashwaak Greenway is that it will be a publicly held forest and wetland area, with trails and river access points. The Greenway will be maintained as a natural landscape within walking distance the city centre and maintained for the use of all.

You can learn more about the Greenway project here:

On Saturday, Sept.24, students from St. Thomas University arrived at The Ville to volunteer their time as part of the STU Cares Day of Action.


Students planted silver maples, a fast growing tree which will compliment the wetland area, while other students helped plant flowers and plants just outside The Ville.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, students from Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School arrived at the flats to play games, plant trees and do some critter dipping. Students smiled and screamed as they discovered new wildlife in the river, and helped bring some life to the ground.img_9552


“We planted bur oak and silver maple,” said Grade 3 student Howi Gudina. “They can live longer.”

Gudina had polished up on her tree knowledge before coming to the flats, and even knew why it was so important to plant trees in the area.

“When it floods from the river and it comes over here the trees will soak up all the water,” she said.

Student Logan Domas said the bur oak is more resilient than most trees.

“The bur oak can stand through fire,” Domas said.

Students from Barkers Point Elementary School will be coming to plant trees in the coming weeks before the frosty weather arrives. The Nashwaak Watershed Association hopes to provide a fun, educational experiences for the remaining classes.

We would like to thank Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary School and St. Thomas University for their participation over the past two weeks.





Tree Planting Event, September 21, 1pm

The Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc. and the City of Fredericton have been working together since 2011 on the restoration and preservation of this beautiful and valuable landscape known as a silver maple wetland forest.

This specific forest typtreeplantinge is among the rarest, and most productive ecologies in eastern North America, and is home to many endangered species, as well as a favorite spot for paddling, fishing, and photography. More families come each year to picnic and play on the shores, and in the winter it is crisscrossed with people skiing or snow shoeing.

The planting of trees on this landscape may well be one the of the most effective and long lasting actions we can take today, to ensure that this beautiful place remains healthy and available to future generations.

Once restored, it can stand for centuries as a testimony to the wisdom and vision of todays’ city council and staff, and as an example of green infrastructure at its very best.

NWAI welcomes new Project Coordinator

The Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc. welcomes Dr. Jillian Hudgins to the role of Project Coordinator. A native of Fredericton, Jillian has a background in geology and marine sciences and has worked internationally for the last 6 years in the non-profit sector. She is particularly interested in citizen science data collection programs and community involvement in conservation issues. Drop by to our office at “The Ville” to say hello!


Project Coordinator

The application process has closed for the Project Coordinator position. Thanks to all the candidates who  applied and are interested in the management of the Nashwaak River Watershed as a healthy ecosystem. We welcome volunteers to assist with tree planting.


Executive Director Joins the NWAI

The Nashwaak Watershed Asssociation Inc. welcomes Marieka Chaplin to the role of Executive Director. Marieka has worked for over 20 years in the non-profit sector, primarily in NB. She is a biologist, wetland delineator, P. Ag, wife, and mother to three children. Drop by to our office at “The Ville” to say hello!


Nashwaak Watershed Association Seeks Project Manager

The Nashwaak Watershed Association is now accepting applications for its Project Manager Position. Job posting/requirements are available in the PDF below.

UPDATE: The submission period for this position is now CLOSED. We are reviewing the applications and will contact those candidates for whom a further interview is desired. Thank you for your submissions.

NWAI Project Manager_Job Description

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