Invasive Species Monitoring: Eurasian Water Milfoil
We partnered with the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee, the Belleisle Watershed Coalition, and the NB Invasive Species Council to monitor the spread of Invasive Eurasian Water Milfoil throughout our watershed. We found Eurasian milfoil in the Darlings Lake region, and subsequently took 4 eDNA samples in other locations to determine the potential spread- we are still awaiting the results of this testing.
We partnered with ACAP Saint John, and 7 other local watershed organizations, to monitor for cyanobacteria and benthic cyanobacteria mats throughout the watershed. We employed two SPATT collectors for passive testing for cyanobacteria and collected multiple samples of benthic mats. Our project coordinator, Sarah Blenis, was featured on TV in a CBC interview on the risks of cyanobacteria.
We partnered with the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee to address riparian restoration.
We planted over 400 willows along an eroded bank in Hammondvale, at a known salmon spawning area.
We had 11 classes come to the Conservation Center to learn about the importance of wetlands! Students got to play some fun wetland-themed games, go looking for ducks and birds, and critter dipping in the pond!