Help protect a rare New Brunswick forest — and a village’s water supply
NCC staff member takes a closer look at a tree in an Acadian Forest (Photo by NCC)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has launched a fundraising campaign to permanently conserve 326 acres (132 hectares) of rare, old Acadian forest while also safeguarding a vital resource — the water supply for the Village of Riverside-Albert.
NCC is currently fundraising to purchase a privately owned property located between the Caledonia Gorge Provincial Protected Natural Area and the Village of Riverside-Albert in southeastern New Brunswick. The property contains two reservoirs that have been the primary water supply for the Village for nearly 100 years, secured under a “water lease,” which is set to expire.
Many who have hiked through this forest, like the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation representative Denise Roy, remark that it’s “really quite fantastic.” The hilly terrain bordering Crooked Creek features many different types of trees, and many are too big to wrap your arms around. It’s one of the few remaining examples of mature, Acadian forest that were once common in New Brunswick and now need urgent protection.
In order for NCC to complete this forest conservation project, it will need to raise close to $250,000. Together, NCC and the Village of Riverside-Albert have started fundraising efforts.
To make a tax deductible donation, please call us toll-free at 1-877-231-4400.
You can also donate on our website, by clicking here. You can also click the Orange button marked “DONATE” in the top right corner of your sceen. When you get to the screen where you fill in your credit card payment information, there will be an option to enter a comment about your donation; click on this and enter “Caledonia Gorge Project – Upper Bay of Fundy Natural Area” to ensure your funds are directed to this project.
Or, you can mail your donation to our regional head office:
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street, Suite 201
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6
All levels of support are greatly appreciated.