Help Protect a Meduxnekeag Ecological Treasure
The Meduxnekeag River Valley is the New Brunswick heart of a rich and unique type of hardwood forest. Containing many provincially rare and uncommon plant species, the surviving scattered patches of this "Appalachian" or "St. John River" hardwood forest occupy only about 1 percent of their original extent. One of the survivors is Bell Forest, near Jackson Falls with two kilometres of shoreline on the Meduxnekeag River. A fifty-hectare ecological gem, it is described by the Nature Trust of New Brunswick as the single finest such site in Atlantic Canada. It contains examples of almost every Appalachian Hardwood Forest plant species known, including one found nowhere else in New Brunswick.
The Meduxnekeag River Association is buying Bell Forest to make it part of our Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve system. We have a five-year plan to raise $250,000 to complete this important purchase. We'd like your help.
Download a pledge form, or send a contribution to: Meduxnekeag River Association 612 Main Street Woodstock NB E7M 2C4. Income tax receipts will be issued for all donations.
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