Text from Press Release issued June 19, 2012.
Marysville – Five community-based organizations in the Nashwaak watershed have individually and collectively submitted a formal request to the Department of Environment and Local Government to classify the Nashwaak River and its tributaries.
On June 12th, the Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc, Taymouth Community Association, Stanley Agricultural Society, Stanley Area Action Group and the Penniac Anti-Shale Gas Group co-filed the official request to the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government to classify the Nashwaak River and its tributaries. This request is a formal submission under Section 8.2 of Classification Regulation 2002-13 of the Clean Water Act 2002-56.
The community-based organizations joined forces to request official finalization of the classification program initiated in 2001 as a partnership with the Province and carried out by the Nashwaak Watershed Association. The watershed was given provisional classification status in 2002 that includes mostly pristine “A” class waters.