Join us at The Ville Cooperative on Thursday, March 14 (back up date March 21st) from 6 – 7:30pm for an introduction to rain gardens. Rain gardens capture water that runs off of hard surfaces, such as driveways, rooftops and walkways. The garden is designed, and specific plants are selected to allow water to infiltrate back into the soil and remove pollutants from the runoff. Rain gardens are beautiful, and provide homes for butterflies and pollinators.
The NWAI remains opposed to the Sisson Mine project which intends to use water bodies frequented by fish to dispose of the mine waste that will be generated by the mining operations. We are encouraging concerned citizens to participate in the process by providing comments directly to Environment and Climate Change Canada before March 18, 2019. Please submit your comments directly to: email@example.com
The proposed Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (the Regulations) in relation to Sisson Mine Project in New Brunswick were published in the Canada Gazette. Click here to view the amendments.
In May 2018 the Nashwaak Watershed Association submitted a response to the proposal to amend the Metal Mining Effluent Regulation (MMER) for the Sisson Mine Project. Click here for the NWAI submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada, May 2018.
Join us at the Stanley Public Library on Thursday February 28th 6-8pm (storm date March 4th) for an introduction to fishing. Start planning to make the most of your watershed environment for the upcoming 2019 fishing season. All ages are welcome!
Mark Currie, an experienced fisherman, member of the board of directors for Muskies Canada Inc. and Saint John River chapter, and native to the Nashwaak watershed, will lead us through an interactive introduction to everything you need to know about fishing the Nashwaak River including environmental considerations, equipment and techniques.
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Rogers Television created a special presentation for the annual general meeting on November 13 featuring guest speaker Dr. Michelle Gray, from UNB Fredericton and the Canadian Rivers Institute, to speak on the topic of “Forest Harvest on the Watershed”.
Shawn DeLong from Rogers TV visited Sandra Webster-Estey at the native tree nursery in Durham Bridge to learn about one fine example of land stewardship in the Nashwaak Watershed.
On November 13th, 2018, we held our yearly Annual General Meeting, and overall it was a huge success! Although it was a stormy evening, we had 33 stakeholders from the community in attendance, including members from our Board of Directors.
We were also fortunate to have Dr. Michelle Gray, from UNB Fredericton and the Canadian Rivers Institute, to speak on the topic of “Forest Harvest on the Watershed”. Dr. Gray’s presentation consisted of an overview of watersheds and how they are influenced by certain forestry practices, as well as an open discussion amongst the attendees. A copy of Dr. Gray’s presentation is available by clicking Presentation by Dr. Gray
As surprise guests to help us to promote our duck box giveaway for Nashwaak Watershed landowners, we had a male and female wood duck visit from Nashwaak Valley Farms.
We would like to begin by thanking the NWAI Board of Directors for contributing their time and effort for our 2018 Annual General Meeting, and we would like to thank the community members continuously support us through memberships and volunteering.
We would also like to thank our funders, the NB Environmental Trust Fund, the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, the NB Wildlife Trust Fund, Wildlife Habitat Canada, Eco-Action Community Funding Program, Patagonia, LUSH Cosmetics, WWF Loblaw Water Fund, and we recieved a private donation from the estate of Mr Gordon Dunphy. We would like to thank all of our in-kind partners as well.
Rogers TV was also in attendance, and we will post their coverage of our Annual General Meeting in the coming weeks.
Again, we would like to thank those that continually support us, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year at our 2019 Annual General Meeting!