Green Communities Canada welcomes two new members from New Brunswick – ACAP Saint John and the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance Inc.
ACAP Saint John has a solid reputation solving environmental problems and mediating contentious environmental issues. Their programming includes in-school environmental education programs, water quality monitoring, habitat restorations, climate change planning, and nature-based climate adaptation.
Last year, ACAP Saint John partnered with Green Communities Canada (GCC) on a depave project in a local park, and this year is partnering with GCC on the Living Cities, Green For All project.
“We are excited to become a member of Green Communities Canada and continue our great work with the GCC team!” shares ACAP Saint John Executive Director Roxanne MacKinnon. “Our depave project started last year has been a great success and we are looking forward to continuing our green infrastructure work in collaboration with GCC including partnership on the Living Cities project.”
The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance Inc. (PWA) works to enhance and maintain the Petitcodiac and Memramcook Rivers and their tributaries. This includes monitoring water quality and aquatic organisms, assessing and improving aquatic and wildlife habitat, reducing stormwater runoff through green infrastructure solutions, and organizing community engagement activities such as watershed clean-ups and tree plantings. The PWA’s educational initiatives include a variety of programs where students can learn about watershed ecology, environmental practices and science.
PWA is also a participant of GCC’s Living Cities, Green For All project.