Miscou Island, marram grass planting, NB (Photo by Pascal Chiasson)

Miscou Island, marram grass planting, NB (Photo by Pascal Chiasson)

Miscou Island Marram Grass Planting

Help re-plant marram grass and stabilize sand dunes on Miscou Island shores.

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September 16, 2023

Miscou Island, NB

Time: 1 p.m.–5 p.m. 
Location: Meet at La vieille école de Miscou - 10577 route 113, Miscou, NB.

Looking for an opportunity to help protect coastal habitat? Join the Healthy Coasts NB team and Miscou Island community partners for an afternoon of dune grass-planting on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Miscou Island Goose Lake Nature Reserve.

Climate change and erosion are causing Miscou Island beaches and dunes to quickly disappear. It is important to protect the grasses and trees here as their roots hold the sand together. These dunes help protect habitat for animals, plants and people’s homes and cottages. Help nature and be part of the solution to protecting our beautiful Miscou Island. 

Participants will meet at La vieille école de Miscou for a quick introduction and then head to the dune site to plant marram grass. Afterwards, the group will head back to the school for a snack and social.

Pre-registration for this event is required.

Healthy Coasts NB is a multi-year, multi-partner project with the collective vision of “a path to healthy coasts and thriving communities in harmony with nature.” Using a Two-Eyed Seeing approach, the project works with communities to identify and support activities along the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick that benefit species and coastal habitats of conservation concern and cultural importance. The project also aims to support community livelihoods by encouraging a safe, resilient, and sustainable coastal way of life. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is a Healthy Coasts NB project partner. For more information about the Healthy Coasts NB project, please visit Healthy Coasts NB | Nature NB.

Please note:

  • This event will be weather dependent.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.
  • All tools will be provided by NCC.
  • Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided closer to the event day. 
  • Trail difficulty: light to moderate; walking along a beach.
  • No toilets will be available on-site.

Equipment checklist

  • sturdy hiking boots or sneakers
  • work gloves
  • long pants
  • light layers
  • rain jacket
  • water bottle
  • snacks
  • hat
  • bug spray
  • sunscreen
  • any necessary medications


  • Healthy Coasts NB
  • Nature NB
  • Ghost Gear Disappear
  • La Vieille École de Miscou


Please call or email Jennifer White, community engagement coordinator, Nature Conservancy of Canada, at 506-261-9150 or jennifer.white@natureconservancy.ca.

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