For generations, families from Napadogan to Stanley, Taymouth to Marysville, and many points in between and beyond, have flocked to the banks of the Nashwaak River and its beautiful tributaries to swim, fish, paddle and — of course — forage for fresh fiddleheads.
This legacy is threatened by a proposal to build a large open-pit mine and tailings waste facility at the headwaters of the pristine watershed.
The Sisson Partnership is currently applying for permission to dump mining waste into portions of the Nashwaak watershed. The federal government, through Environment and Climate Change Canada, is accepting comments from the public until May 3, 2018.
We’ve partnered with our friends at the Nashwaak Watershed Association and other concerned groups to make it easy for you to speak up for the Nashwaak watershed, the people and families who live along and downstream of its banks, and the wildlife, including brook trout and Atlantic salmon, who depend upon the health of these waters.
Use our pre-written letter (that you can edit/add with your concerns and story) to have your say today.
Want to know more about the proposed Sisson Mine and the risk it poses to the Nashwaak and downstream communities like Napadogan, Stanley, Taymouth, Marysville and Fredericton?
- Check out our blog, Sisson Mine Proposal: An open-pit mine in the heart of upper Nashwaak River valley
- Learn about the latest news with the project.
- Read our article, What the Mount Polley tailings disaster has to teach us to protect the Nashwaak from the Sisson mine
- Read our op-ed about building an economy that puts water protection at the forefront.
- Learn more from our friends at the Nashwaak Watershed Association.
- Photo credit for image of deer on the Nashwaak River: Michiko Nishijima, who lives in the Nashwaak watershed.