N.B. forms working group to study watershed management
The New Brunswick government has struck a working group to help provide recommendations on watershed management.
Environment Minister Serge Rousselle said developing a watershed management framework was one of the key issues raised last year during engagement sessions for a provincial water strategy.
"That is why our government has struck a technical working group to begin looking at this particular issue as an early action under the strategy and provide recommendations on how best to move forward," he said.
The 15-member group includes members of watershed groups, non-governmental organizations, industry, First Nations, regional services commissions and departmental staff, including:
- Donald Killorn, Eastern Charlotte Waterways;
- Rémi Donelle, Shediac Bay Watershed Association;
- Stephanie Merrill, Nashwaak Watershed Association;
- Annick Poirier, Gestion H2O, Caraquet;
- Lois Corbett, Conservation Council of New Brunswick;
- John Gilbert, J.D. Irving Ltd.;
- Josée Albert, New Brunswick Agricultural Alliance;
- Samantha Robichaud, Mi'kmaq First Nation;
- Deana Sappier, Maliseet First Nation;
- Wilson Bell, Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission;
- Michelle Gray, Phd., University of New Brunswick Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management;
- Darryl Pupek, Department of Environment and Local Government;
- Don Fox, PhD., Department of Environment and Local Government;
- Nicole Duke, Department of Environment and Local Government; and
- Katie Pettie, Department of Environment and Local Government.
Rousselle said the draft water strategy is expected later this spring.