For Immediate Release


#MyNatureNB photo and storytelling contest chooses top five entries
Committee announces top five entries to be voted on by the public

August 2, 2017

FREDERICTON, NB—Contest committee members have chosen the top five finalists of the #MyNatureNB photo and storytelling contest. Top five submissions were chosen out of over 300 entries by a set of criteria based on location, uniqueness, photo quality and accessibility for the public.

The finalists will receive a small prize pack and entries will be open for public vote for the chance to win the grand prize of whale watching for two in beautiful, scenic Saint Andrews.

Finalists: David Kelly, Armand G. Robichaud, Lise Cook, Denis Mallet, and Anne Legacy (See below for entries)

“We were excited to see the response the contest received. We are looking forward to sharing the finalists’ entries with the public for others to enjoy.” Vanessa Roy-McDougall, Executive Director of Nature NB.
Nature NB in partnership with Canada 150 will be scheduling site visits to the five locations with schools, community groups and the public across the province. These visits will be using the winning sites for educational programs which will include, bird watching, nature walks, species identification among others.

“We have much to celebrate in Canada, and in this part of the country. I am particularly grateful for Nature NB’s initiative that entices us to get outdoors and into nature, and to appreciate its beauty and importance.  In celebration of Canada 150, I encourage you to enjoy our national parks, our biking/walking trails, our rivers, and the many picturesque and pristine places that bonds us with the environment.  As Member of Parliament for Fredericton, I extend my appreciation to all those who submitted their stories and/or photos.  Thank you for sharing your special activity or place that connects us all with nature.” Member of Parliament, Matt Decourcey.

Entries will be available online for public vote. Grand prize winner will be announced at a later date.

This project was made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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Media Contact:

Paige LeClair

Communications Coordinator

communications@naturenb.ca

506-459-4209

Lepreau Falls (Photo: David Kelly)

Lepreau Falls.
This beautiful, very accessible waterfall is close to New River Beach in Charlotte County. I love it because you can enjoy the view from above via lookouts, or get close enough to take a swim or dangle your legs over the rock ledges while the water rushes past you.
It’s a great place to explore and spend a few hours with nature.

 

Grand Lake (Photo: Lise Cook)

We love spending time with our friends in Grand Lake. It is with great pleasure that we have the privilege of spending time on their dock. Life is about being flexible and taking time to appreciate the beauty around us. Instead of rushing home after visiting, we decided to take another walk down to the dock and this picture was our reward. I look at this picture and I get a sense of calm and relaxation. (Grand Lake

Pabineau Falls, (Photo: Denise Mallet)

Chutes Papineau, endroit très calme.

Plage Charlo (Photo: Anne Legacy)

Depuis que je suis petite fille, je me souviens des promenades en famille tout les dimanches ensoleillées à la plage de Charlo au bord de la baie des Chaleurs.
L’eau salée, le sable, les coquillages, le pique-nique et la vue qui se perd de l’autre côté de la Baie jusqu’à les Appalaches en Gaspésie. Des souvenirs extraordinaires.
Depuis que je suis adulte je me rends régulièrement sur cette plage pour y passer un instant où plusieurs heures. La vue de la baie des Chaleurs m’energise et m’inspire. Je ressens une paix et un bonheur inexplicable tout comme lorsque j’étais petite fille.

Sentiers de l’écopark de Cormier-Village (Photo: Armand G. Robichaud)

Mes ancêtres Robichaud sont dans la région du Barachois depuis plus de 200 ans. Mon grand-père Louis avait des terres à Cormier-Village où se sont installés plusieurs de mes oncles. Comme enfant, j’ai souvent marché le long de la rivière Kagibougouet avec mon père pour pêcher la truite au printemps ou pour chasser les lièvres en hiver.

Depuis quelques années on se rend, avec ma conjointe Raymonde Chartier, aux sentiers de Cormier-Village pour y découvrir de nouvelles espèces de champignons. On y marche sur des sentiers tapissés de mousses dans cette forêt acadienne mature. La fraicheur du milieu et la richesse de la forêt mixte sont à coupé le souffle. Le long des sentiers se trouvent plusieurs habitats naturels, des étangs forestiers, des jardins de fougères, des tourbières une belle rivière sinueuse.

Notre premier champignon trouvé en 2011 était un Pézize écorce d’orange, (Caloscypha fulgens). On a identifié dans ce petit parc, près de 190 espèces différentes de champignons.