Nature NB removes 590 KG of trash thanks to Barram beer

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 — For a second consecutive year, Nature NB, in collaboration with Brasseux d’la Côte, the NB Environmental Trust Fund, and Environment Canada, were able to collect more than 1,300 pounds (590 kg) of waste from the beaches of the Acadian Peninsula.

Nature NB and its team, made up of three coastal protectors (Audrée Benoit, Mellisa Caissie, Josué Chiasson) and a Biologist (Lewnanny Richardson), cleaned the equivalent of 15 kilometers of beach, which represents 15% of the 100 kilometers of sandy beach found in the Acadian Peninsula.

“This partnership with Brasseux d’la Côte has really helped us here at Nature NB expand our capacity to educate the public on dune ecology,” said Jenna Knorr, Engagement Coordinator at Nature NB. “It has helped raise not only awareness, but also some funds for the project, which is nice.”

The waste collected in 2020 is mainly fishing buoys, rope, and plastic and styrofoam items. More than 98 garbage bags were filled and redirected to the landfill after being displayed at the brewery for over a week.

The partnership between Les Brasseux d’la Côte and Nature NB allows us to put more effort into cleaning up beaches. For each can of BARRAM sold, Nature NB is committed to continuing to clean the beaches of the Acadian Peninsula and of New Brunswick.

You can support this initiative by purchasing a Barram beer at your local NB Liquor store, or simply by visiting the brewery directly, located at 3216 rue Principale in Tracadie, NB.

Want to participate in a beach clean-up in the future? Contact Nature NB at info@naturenb.ca to join our newsletter.

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Lewnanny Richardson
Species at Risk Program Director, Nature NB

Brasseux d’la Côte

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