Communities and Monitoring Groups

DataStream is coming at a time when we’re all trying to collaborate more and increase data collecting, but do it in a way so that it is the most valuable – so that everybody can compare results and we’re not duplicating efforts.
Sarah Wheatley, Winter River Tracadie Bay Watershed Association

Putting Collaboration Into Action

Communities and monitoring groups in Atlantic Canada are gathering critical information about the health of their shared waters through a diversity of monitoring, stewardship, and guardian programs.

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New Brunswick

Within the province of New Brunswick there are numerous groups dedicated to the health of their local waters. The New Brunswick Alliance of Lake Associations and the New Brunswick Environmental Network’s Water Caucus are two umbrella organizations that bring many of these groups together. Several New Brunswick organizations receive funding for their programs through the Government of New Brunswick’s Environmental Trust Fund.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

A new Environmental Caucus has formed In the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador through a collaboration with Environmental Non Profits and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This Environmental Caucus consists of both ENGO’s and government partners from multiple levels. 

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Nova Scotia

As in New Brunswick, The Nova Scotia Environmental Network has a Water Caucus of watershed groups from around the province. The caucus meets quarterly via teleconference to network on upcoming projects and to share ideas. In addition to the Water Caucus, there is the Nova Scotia Salmon Association’s NSLC Adopt a Stream Program, a provincial network of water monitors. This network of Salmon Associations funds restoration projects throughout the province to improve fish passages and habitat. The Mi’kmaw Conservation Group works with First Nations on water monitoring initiatives in the Bay of Fundy watershed. 

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Prince Edward Island

Watershed Organizations within the province of PEI aligned together to form the PEI Watershed Alliance in 2006. The Alliance consists of 24 watershed groups throughout the province who work with the provincial government. The Alliance also facilitates funding to its members from the government, which helps support monitoring, and restoration projects in their local watersheds. 

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