TWO PUBLIC EVENTS!!
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Saturday, September 26, 2020
9:30am-12pm, Burton Park, Sussex
*Click on the photo below for link to event on Facebook
The KWRC will be hosting our annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup along tributaries and the main stem of the Kennebecasis river on Saturday, September 26th from 9:30am-12:00pm at Burton Park in Sussex and we invite anyone who wants to help with the cleanup to join us!
Please register with us at our blue tent in Burton Park when you arrive. We will provide everyone with gloves (mandatory), garbage bags, hand sanitizer and masks (if you don't have your own). Volunteers are invited to come back to Burton Park when they are done their cleanup to pick up a bagged lunch provided by our sponsors at Atlantic Superstore Sussex.
Every year, our volunteers collect between 200-500lbs of garbage during the cleanup up which is then diverted from our precious waterways to the proper waste management system in partnership with Regional Service Commission 8's Waste Transfer Station. "Many hands make light work" so we hope to get as many volunteers as possible! Please spread the word!
With the current pandemic on-going, Covid-19 protocols will be in place during the cleanup:
- volunteers should team up with members of their "bubbles" if possible
- please maintain social distancing throughout the event
- wear a mask when you cannot social distance (we can provide these)
- all volunteers MUST wear gloves while cleaning up (we can provide these)
- keep hands clean with gloves and hand sanitizer (we can provide these)
We hope to see you there!
Tree Planting Volunteer Event
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00am-11:00am, Berm behind Gateway Mall, Sussex
The KWRC is partnering with the Town of Sussex to naturalize the berm built behind Gateway Mall by hosting a tree planting event on Saturday, October 17th from 9-11am. We will provide all the equipment needed! Please come dressed for the weather.
All are welcome!
Weekly Watershed Walks
Check out our latest "Weekly Watershed Walk" video below! Please "like" and subscribe to our channel to see all our videos as we upload them!
Blue-Green Algae Concerns?
In light of recent calls we have been receiving about blue-green algae, we have created an information sheet about cyanobacteria in the Kennebecasis River.
If you suspect a blue-green algae bloom, we recommend you contact your local office of the Department of Environment and Local Government.
Click Here for current advisories.