Come visit our table at The Stanley Fair! We will be there on Friday, August 17 (11:00am-5:00pm), Saturday, August 18 (9:00am-5:00pm), and Sunday, August 19 (10:00am-5:00pm). We would love to chat about our organization and the projects that we are currently working on. You can also make a FREE bird feeder that is fun for the entire family and easy to recreate at home!
Since the previous Critter Dipping Workshop was quite popular, we’ve decided to host a second one! On Wednesday, July 25th, we are hosting another FREE Critter Dipping Workshop, where participants will be learning about and capturing benthic macrointervebrates! Come to the Marysville Heritage Center from 6:30PM to 8:00PM for this exciting hands-on experience. There is no registration required for participating, but there are limited nets available, and they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
We will be providing nets, buckets, and snacks for this event. As the event will take place by a pond, we recommend that participants wear rubber boots and clothes that can get dirty, as well as bring bugspray.
Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, July 11th, we are hosting a FREE Critter Dipping Workshop, where participants will be learning about and capturing benthic macrointervebrates! Come to the Marysville Heritage Center from 6:30PM to 8:00PM for this exciting hands-on experience. As limited spots are available, you can register for this family-friendly event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be providing nets, buckets, and snacks for this event. As the event will take place by a pond, we recommend that participants wear rubber boots and clothes that can get dirty.
The 24th Annual Atlantic Salmon Federation Fredericton Dinner and Auction has grown into one of their premier fund-raising events in New Brunswick. The evening is an opportunity for conservationists, salmon anglers and friends to share ideas and tell tales of their fishing adventures and conservation interests – whether it is restoration work on the Nashwaak River to help recover the endangered outer Bay of Fundy salmon, or fishing one of New Brunswick’s pristine rivers from the Miramichi to the Restigouche. An exciting part of the evening is the live auction which includes trips to some of the most sought after fishing waters in the world, original works of art, fishing gear and many other unique items.
Event: Dinner and Auction
Location: Fredericton Inn
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Attendance Goal: 300-350
Dress: Business Casual
6:00 pm Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 pm Dinner & Live Auction
2016 Fund Raising Objective: $40,000 Net Proceeds for Salmon Conservation Work
Live Auction Items – includes high end fishing trips, art and other “non” fishing items
Silent Auction Items – includes donations from local retailers, restaurants/hotels, flies and fishing gear
Proceeds Are to Benefit the Conservation Programs of ASF
The Atlantic Salmon Federation is one of North America’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations, founded over a half century ago by individuals who shared a deep commitment to conservation and an abiding respect for a majestic and severely threatened fish and its environment. The wild Atlantic salmon is truly a symbol of healthy rivers and ecosystems. Today ASF is a powerful conservation force with six regional councils, including the New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC), and 150 local river-based organizations in eastern Canada and New England, representing a combined membership of more than 40,000 dedicated conservationists.
The NBSC is a volunteer body representing 30 salmon angling/conservation groups in the ASF family in New Brunswick. The NBSC plays a strong role in supporting its diverse affiliates in their ongoing efforts to restore wild Atlantic salmon through habitat enhancement, monitoring, advocacy and increasing engagement through youth programs. The local affiliate here on the St. John River, the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc., has been the driving force in ongoing efforts to achieve downstream fish passage at hydropower dams on the river system. Improved passage for smolts and kelts is critical to the future of Atlantic salmon on the St. John system. The NBSC has partnered with ASF in making a significant contribution toward the smolt and kelt tracking research program being undertaken in the Miramichi and Restigouche watersheds to help unravel the mystery of high at-sea mortality. The promotion of conservation-minded angling practices, community-based watershed management, maintaining protection of the resource (e.g. protection barriers) and the introduction of youth to recreational salmon fishing and conservation are important objectives of this volunteer conservation organization in the ASF family.
TICKETS / SPONSORSHIPS:
Conservation Table of 8: $2,000
Sponsor Table of 8: $1,500
Regular Table of 8: $800
Individual Ticket: $100
A Sponsor and Conservation Level of support includes a table of 8, a charitable receipt, preferred seating, and recognition of support in the evening program, power point presentation as well as special mention from the podium.
To RSVP please contact: Telephone: 1-800-565-5666, E-mail: email@example.com or fax: 506-529-1070.
Ombudsman vindicates Nashwaak Watershed Association’s claims of government inaction on Water Classification program
Ombudsman concludes the Water Classification Regulation 2002-‐13, of the Clean Water Act “exists primarily as a mirage”
Fredericton ‐ Today, the Nashwaak Watershed Association (NWAI) responded to the “Report of the Ombudsman into the Department of Environment’s Management of the Provincial Water Classification Program”, released on Friday, August 15th by Ombudsman Charles Murray.
“We are both saddened and encouraged by the Ombudsman’s findings,” says Paul McLaughlin, President of the Nashwaak Watershed Association.
“Saddened because for more than ten years now, we have been working, largely as volunteers and in good faith with the Department of Environment, to see enacted the protections afforded under the Clean Water Act, and we have been stalled in our efforts by the inaction, indecision and neglect by our provincial government.”