Carl Faulkner (left), Meduxnekeag River Association Board member and George Peabody, Program Coordinator receive the 2004 New Brunswick Environmental Leadership Award from Brenda Fowlie, Minister of Environment and Local Government
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
In 2004, the Meduxnekeag River Association won an Environmental Leadership Award from the province of New Brunswick. Nominated in the Communities, Groups and Organizations category, we were up against other finalists including the City of Edmundston and Fredericton’s Science East.
The Award is a recognition of our work in preserving environmentally significant forest and protecting it forever through our Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve, as well as an acknowledgment of the value of our education program, both the guided class visits to the Preserve and our annual Meduxnekeag Environmental Showcase competition.
Please visit the awards site for more information.
Association Gets Wildflower Award
The Meduxnekeag River Association has been awarded the 2011 Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award by the North American Native Plant Society.
In making the award, the Society cited MRA’s “invaluable work – including public education and landowner co-operation – toward the protection, restoration and appreciation of the Meduxnekeag River Watershed, the richest, most biologically diverse, and highest concentration of mature Appalachian Hardwood Forest sites in Atlantic Canada.”
Among the many provincially rare plant species protected by the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve properties are Wild coffee and Blue cohosh.