Projects

Kouchibouguacis River: 2014-Conservation, restoration and education towards the recovery of the wild Atlantic salmon habitat.

Recipient: Friends of the Kouchibouguacis
Approved Amount: $15,000

This project is proposing a number of components that will result in restoring vegetation in riparian area by planting native trees, shrubs and plants along the main branch of the Kouchibouguacis River; fish habitat will be restored to its natural ecological integrity and the amounts of sediments and contaminants flowing directly to the river will be decreased. There will also be an educational aspect to this project; kiosk sessions will be set up at to target residents from the surrounding communities, signage will also be set-up near the restoration site, bilingual articles will be posted in local newspapers. In-class and on-site presentations will be done at the local high school. The students and their teachers will participate in the restoration activities. An assessment of the restoration site will be completed.

Contact: Anita Doucet, 506-876-3474, kouchib6@nb.aibn.com