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A Nature NB Success Story: Collecting over 1500 lbs of Ghost Gear on the Acadian Peninsula

When we think of beaches, images of paradise and relaxation often come to mind. However, beneath the surface lies a growing threat that endangers wildlife and habitats – abandoned fishing gear. Discarded nets, lines, and traps, collectively known as ghost gear, pose a severe environmental risk, wreaking havoc on coastal and marine ecosystems worldwide. Our Program Manager Lauren Stead shares Nature NB’s efforts to mitigate this issue.

New Brunswick gears up for the City Nature Challenge

New Brunswick gears up for the City Nature Challenge Nature NB and the provincial community of naturalists are leading the 2024 City Nature Challenge in New Brunswick. Well-known as an international initiative to highlight and record biodiversity, the CNC takes place in April 26th-29th. Using iNaturalist, participants are encouraged to get out into their backyards …

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Coastal Synergy: Blending Living Shorelines with Bank Swallow Habitat

In the fall of 2023, Nature NB embarked on the journey of installing a living shoreline in the Chaleur Region to combat coastal erosion, in collaboration with Birds Canada, Helping Nature Heal, Chaleur Bay Watershed, and Regen Media. However, there was a catch: Bank Swallows in the area relied on the eroding cliff face for nesting. Our Program Manager, Lauren Stead, takes us through a day of hard work on a pilot project that integrates Bank Swallow habitat preservation with living shoreline restoration techniques.

Open Farm Day 2023 – A look into riparian restoration on farms in NB

Open Farm Day 2023 – A look into riparian restoration on farms in NB Ben Whalen, Executive Director of the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee In September, the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC) and Nature NB hosted an Open Farm Day to help showcase the important work local watershed organizations and farmers play in protecting species …

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Monarch Butterfly Moves from Special Concern to Endangered under Federal Species at Risk Act

Monarch Butterfly Moves from Special Concern to Endangered under Federal Species at Risk Act On December 8, 2023, amendments to the Species at Risk Act (SARA) were announced by the federal government. As part of the changes, the status of the Monarch Butterfly was changed under Schedule 1 of SARA, the legislation that officially declares …

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2023 Mary Majka Scholarship Recipients

2023 Mary Majka Scholarship Recipients Nature NB and the Mary Majka Scholarship Fund committee are pleased to announce the four winners of this year’s Mary Majka Scholarship, awarded to students at any stage of their education who will be pursuing projects and programs in the realms of environmental science, conservation, biology, or other subjects that …

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