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We want to give you and update on our Smith's Creek Headwaters Enhancement project. Over the past month our staff has been working hard at fencing, planting, and enhancing eroding stream banks along a small tributary to the Smith's Creek. We think the change is substantial and look forward to seeing this site mature. The visual impact has led to a more engaged community as we have also been able to now readily work on other properties in the area. Nearby land owners saw the work we were doing and now have engaged our staff at completing work on their property as well. Additional funding partners have also made this possible and we want to thank them. This project has been made possible with support from the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, the Environmental Trust Fund, NB Wildlife Trust Fund., Environment Canada's EcoAction program, and the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program.
Youth Angling Day Camps are Back
Our youth angling day camps are back after taking a year off. We are happy to be hosting two camps this summer. The event includes a morning classroom session and an afternoon of angling on the Kennebecasis River. This free of charge event welcomes youth between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. Hosting a Youth Angling Day Camp helps us promote conservation angling and increases the value youth place on our waterways. This year’s events will be taking place on July 27th and August 10th and run from 9:00 until 4 each day. Thanks to Atlantic Superstore and Ms. Dunsters we will be providing lunch to the participants. Our first camp is already full but to register for the second date you can send our Education /Outreach Assistant, Rachelle Breau, an e-mail at email@example.com.
Yellow Fish Road Event
Storm water management is important in protecting infrastructure and ecological integrity. To help people understand the link between storm water and surface water the KWRC has partnered with TU Canada and will be hosting a Yellow Fish Road volunteer event in Hampton on August 3rd.
Ecology Alphabet Trail
We are excited to be partnering with Tir na nOg Forest School on a project that will help us expand our "Habitat in a Box" education program. We are developing a short nature trail at Tir na nOg for the K-8 kids to explore various ecological aspects of their forest. We are essentially building them a forest sized board game and we can't wait to play.
Check back here often for more of what is going on in the Kennebecasis.