Welcome to our Watershed!
The Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee or "KWRC" is a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore the Kennebecasis River Watershed back to a sustainable ecosystem.
We strive to undertake strategic habitat restoration, monitoring efforts, and educational initiatives to promote public awareness and participation in the restoration of the Kennebecasis River Watershed.
The Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee wants to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk (Maliseet), Wabanaki and Mi’kma’ki Peoples.
In 2020, the KWRC completed several restoration projects. These projects included two riparian restoration sites and the creation of two new rain gardens! Our organization enhanced more than 5000 square meters of riparian habitat and stabilized over 100 meters of streambank. The KWRC also planted 223 species in our rain gardens, in addition to planting 326 native trees and 4700 willow stakes and whips. To read more, check out our 2020 Restoration Report!
The KWRC has been planning, securing funding for, and implementing restoration activities since 1994. Our organization has now completed restoration projects at over 56 sites in the Kennebecasis Watershed. To spotlight our riparian restoration efforts, we have recently updated our Riparian Restoration Portfolio! To read more about each site, check out our portfolio here.
Our 2021 Vision Statement
As we are well into the new year, the team at the KWRC wanted to share our vision statement for 2021: protect and connect!
Each year the KWRC works as a team to come up with a vision statement. Our vision statement drives the work that we do and reminds us of areas of our work that we could stand to improve upon. The vision statement helps us stay focused and motivated on the tasks at hand, and inspires us to continue to restore our beautiful watershed.
As our team was brainstorming for this year's vision statement, the words 'protect' and 'connect' continually came up. As an environmental organization, we know the importance of protecting our natural areas and ensuring healthy ecosystems for years to come. We also know that after the unpredictable year that we've all had in 2020, that community connection is needed now more than ever.
That is why this year we will focus on protecting and connecting our rivers, our ecosystems, and our communities, to create a healthy watershed for all.
Weekly Watershed Walks
Check out our latest "Weekly Watershed Walk" video below!
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Youth Angling Series
We are so excited to announce the launch of our Youth Angling Day Camp Series! This series is the virtual version of our day camps that focus on fish of the watershed, fishing techniques and more! Perfect for youth with a passion or interest in angling.
Click the image to check out the Angling Series today!