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$350,000 To Support Ducks Unlimited Projects In New Brunswick

By Tara Clow Jul 28, 2022 | 11:37 AM

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An investment of $350,000 from the provincial government for a Ducks Unlimited Canada wetland conservation project.

It aims to restore wetlands along the lower Saint John River and mitigate the effects of climate change.

This includes enhancing 63 conservation areas, some of which are affected by major spring flooding.

Projects will include rebuilding and repairing earthworks and water control structures.

“Our government has made it clear, that protecting and preserving New Brunswick’s natural areas is a priority,” said Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland. “This includes wetlands. Not only do wetlands provide important habitat for waterfowl and wildlife, but they also play a key role in increasing the province’s resilience to climate change.”

Funds will also support Wetlands for the Wolastoq, which aims to restore 1,900 hectares of freshwater wetland habitat in that area over the next 10 years.

This investment is being provided through the Climate Change Fund.

“Thanks to the Province of New Brunswick’s generous contribution, we will continue to invest in the Wolastoq, one of the most culturally and ecologically significant habitats in Atlantic Canada,” said Adam Campbell, Ducks Unlimited Canada’s manager of provincial operations in Atlantic Canada. “We look forward to collaborating with local partners and communities – from municipalities to First Nations – on this crucial conservation work.”


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