We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer now or in the future, please fill out the form below under "Volunteer" and we will contact you when an opportunity arises. At the Office Manager's discretion, memberships may be awarded to anyone who volunteers with the HRAA.
Conservation, Education & Community Interaction since 1977
We are very fortunate to have a member of the Board of Directors, John Blenis, who is pretty awesome at wildlife photography! Check out these beautiful pictures of birds within the Hammond River watershed! If you have pictures that you would like to share with us or have posted on our Facebook page, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Ever wonder where we send our water samples to for analysis? We send the water quality samples from our projects funded by the NB Environmental Trust Fund and NB Wildlife Trust Fund to Saint John Laboratory Services! The SJLS is located on the west side of Saint John, and they specialize in a wide range of in-house testing on well water, drinking water, wastewater, soil, food, petroleum products, and more. They can also provide certificates of analysis for mortgages and loans
Environmental Conservation runs in the family here at HRAA! John Blenis is one of our Board of Directors, and is a retired Fish and Wildlife Technician with DNR, and his oldest daughter, Sarah, is our Projects Coordinator! It was "Bring Your Dad to Work Day", and John joined Sarah and the HRAA field team to assist in this past summer's lake assessment! John provided excellent insight into how to set fyke nets and fish identification, and the two had a great time working along
This past summer, our HRAA staff performed Lake Assessments throughout the watershed, including Drummond's Lake in Upham. We had help from the awesome team at the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Center (AC CDC) who performed an assessment at Drummond's Lake for rare and endangered species. In total, they documented 341 species, including 262 vascular plants, 47 birds , 10 insects , 3 mammals , 1 mollusc , 1 algae, 7 moss and 10 lichens They also documented 3 federally and
Looking for something fun to do in February? Why not try your luck at the 1st Annual Mcdougall Lake Ice Fishing Tournament in Clarendon?! Tickets are $40 per 2 person team. Cash prizes will be given to 1st and 2nd places, based on 4 best pickerel weights per team. Fishing opens from 10am-3:30pm, with chili and hot dogs to be sold afterwards! There will also be a 50/50 draw, and some sweet random prize draws as well! Sure to be a great time for the whole family. For more infor
New Group Alert- NB Fisherwomen! A page made just for women anglers! Created by Melissa Gauvin, she describes the need for a safe space for women who love to fish: "In a field mainly dominated by men, I want to encourage lady anglers to share the love of fishing along with others in the NB fishing community. This is a SAFE place to discuss all things fishing related. If you know other female anglers in the fishing community who inspire and empower other women to get out on t
Are you a landowner in the Hammond River watershed who could use some FREE tree planting on your property? If so, we want to hear from you! The HRAA is aiming to become part of the initiative to plant 2 billion trees in Canada, and we're looking to connect with interested landowners! Comment below, or send us an email to email@example.com or call the office 832-1230!
Introducing: Quigley Brook! Part of our project with the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, "Maintaining Water Quality Data While Adapting to Climate Change", included investigating tributaries located higher up in the watershed, in the Caledonia Highlands formation This was HRAA's first time collecting water quality data and performing site assessments in Quigley Brook! Quigley Brook is one of 6 mountainous tributaries that we investigated in 2021, and we are grateful f