What We're Up To


We had 33 volunteers come out and help out at our 2016 Shoreline Clean Up.  Participants picked up litter and trash from over 3500m of stream banks.  In total we picked up 15 bags of garbage, 6 bags of recyclables, 2 tires, a plastic deck chair (in pieces), and some motor components. It all weighed in at 120kg. With a high number of volunteers this years event was a great success.  We want to thank the local sponsors, Loblaws, NB Environmental Trust Fund, NB Wildlife Trust Fund, and the Sussex Fish and Game Association.


Every summer it is bitter sweet when our summer staff have to leave and head back to school.  This summer was no different.  Our 2016 field crew gelled and worked hard on completing a number of projects and with out them we would not have been able to finish as much as we have. 

Next summer we will again be recruiting students to work as part of our field crew and to help in the recruiting process staff have developed a great movie to help.  If you want to know more about our summer work, click on the pic below.

We have to thank the Canada Summer Jobs Program and the NB Student Employment and Experience Development for assisting us in placing these students.

Ecology Alphabet Trail

Our work on the Alphabet Ecology Alphabet Trail is moving along and we will soon have some information on our Education page.  The trail is just over 1km long and has 26 sign posts that will highlight ecological features for each letter of the alphabet. Tir na nOg Forest School teachers are excited to start using the trail as part of their daily learning activities and we can't wait to see the kids using the trail either.

Benthic Sampling

As fall is now upon us we are preparing to complete some benthic sampling on various locations across our watershed. Benthics are the bugs that cling to rocks and boulders within our rivers. Through sampling these bugs we can build an understanding of what types of bugs are there, how many are there, and these can also tell us about the water and habitat quality within our watershed.

Check back here often for more of what is going on in the Kennebecasis.

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