The Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup: July 15, 2017

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is partnering with The Nature Trust of New Brunswick and many other great organizations to plan a large-scale, one-day marine debris cleanup event for multiple coastal and island nature preserves within Charlotte County.

NCC will be organizing a cleanup of our beautiful Pendleton Island Nature Reserve. We will be boating over to the island and collecting the marine debris which accumulates on the shores and threatens the marine wildlife.

There are many cleanup sites for you to choose from. Please see the list below for all cleanup sites and contact information for each site. Please note that some of the cleanup sites are only accessible by boat, and therefore have limits on participants. Sites marked in red are fully booked. Island sites are marked in blue.

A celebration will take place at the Village of Black’s Harbour at 4:00. Prizes will be awarded to those who find the most interesting items! Participants are also going to be challenged to create marine debris art pieces during the celebration.

Nature Trust sites:

  1. Connors Bros Nature Preserve at Pea Point, Black’s Harbour – this cleanup will take place from 9 AM – 1 PM. It will be led by the Village of Black’s Harbour and the University of New Brunswick. There will also be a hike in the afternoon for those that are interested!
  2. Frye Island Nature Preserve (2 beaches), George – this cleanup will take place from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It will be led by the Eastern Charlotte Waterways. This is an island site.
  3. Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve, Berry Point, Bocabec – this cleanup will take place from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It will be led by the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.
  4. Navy Island Nature Preserve, Andrews Wharf – this cleanup time is TBD. It will take place with the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper. This is an island site.
  5. Pagan Point Nature Preserve, St. Andrews – This cleanup will take place from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. It will be led by Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre.
  6. Barnes Island & Mowat Island of Western Isles Conservation Easement, meeting on Deer Island -this cleanup will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This cleanup will be led by Seascapes Kayak Tours & Cooke Aquaculture. This is an island site.
  7. South Wolf Island Nature Preserve, Bay of Fundy, Meeting in Black’s Harbour – this cleanup will take place from 9:00 AM to 3 PM. It will be led by Nature NB. This is an island site.
  8. Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore Nature Preserve, Grand Manan, meeting at Whale Cove Wharf – this cleanup will take place from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. A marine debris dive will take place beginning at 1:30 PM. It will be led by COJO Diving & onshore volunteers from Grand Manan.
  9. L’Etang Islands Nature Preserve, Parks Islands – this cleanup time is TBD. It will be led by Maritime DayTripping. This is an island site.
  10. Cape Enrage Marsh Nature Preserve, near Alma – this cleanup time is TBD. It will be led by Nature Trust volunteer Nick McPhee.

Participating Organization sites:

  1. Pendleton Island, Western Isles, meeting on Deer Island – this cleanup will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. It will be led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Cooke Aquaculture, and the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries. This is an island site. This site is currently fully booked.
  2. Herring Cove Provincial Park, Campbello Island – this cleanup will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. It will be led by Parks NB.
  3. New River Beach Provincial Park, New River – this cleanup will take place from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. It will be led by CPAWS NB.
  4. Petitcodiac River site, Moncton – this cleanup time is TBD. It will be led by Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance.
  5. Saint John site – this cleanup time is TBD. It will be led by ACAP-SJ.

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1907506856182566/

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