Conservation Council welcomes plan to protect more Crown forest lands, but calls lack of action on herbicide spraying a missed opportunity

Attention News Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to today’s announcement about changes to Crown forest management in New Brunswick. She is available for interviews. “The moves announced today to … [Read more...]

Join the Conservation Council for the 2018 Musquash Paddle!

Fundy Baykeeper invites you to participate in a 10-km canoe or kayak paddle down the beautiful Musquash Estuary on Saturday, August 11th at noon This fun event allows you to meander down the river and see the vast salt marshes, wildlife and … [Read more...]

Let’s talk about phosphorus and blue-green algae

Talk of blue-green algae in the news this week has left many New Brunswickers confused and concerned about the potential threat posed by the ominous ‘soup.’   As we covered in our last blog, so-called blue-green algae is actually not an algae at … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Coastal protection, failure to communicate, and paddling the Musquash

In this edition of EcoNews, we celebrate more than $1.6 million in federal funding for the Peskotomuhkati Nation to restore and protect habitats around the Bay of Fundy; we bring you the highlights from a new report calling for comprehensive water … [Read more...]

Citizens’ coalition calls for new laws to protect water quality of Northumberland Strait

The group SWWAT (Save our Wetlands, Waters and Tourism), which is made up of volunteer residents living along the coast from Shediac to Port Elgin, has released its final report and recommendations on improving coastal protection and restoration in … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund is making waves along the coast of New Brunswick … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Herbicide spray season starts, ‘mystery product’ from Irving Oil, and three cheers for Learning Outside

In this edition of EcoNews, an oil refinery product is released into a Saint John neighbourhood and Irving Oil won't say what it was; we bring you the first areas slated to be sprayed with herbicides in New Brunswick this summer; share the … [Read more...]

Statement on new Fisheries Act passing House of Commons

Attention News Editors: The Conservation Council’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with respect to Bill C-68, the proposed new Fisheries Act, passing in the House of Commons. “Today we are one step closer to … [Read more...]

#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in 1974, this year’s theme is #BeatPlasticPollution, an important environmental challenge for communities in New Brunswick and across the planet. We have a plastic problem in … [Read more...]

A win-win: exploring the Bay of Fundy’s blue carbon potential

The mucky soil that squishes beneath barefooted beachgoers along the coastlines of New Brunswick could be a powerful … [Read more...]

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