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CONNORS BROS. NATURE PRESERVE AT PEA POINT, BLACKS HARBOUR
The Connors Bros. Nature Preserve at Point Pea is located on Wallace Cove Road in Blacks Harbour, next to the Grand Manan Ferry terminal within the Fundy Coast Eco-district. The preserve covers 43 hectares (roughly 100 acres) with 2 km of coastline.
FRYE ISLAND NATURE PRESERVE, BACK BAY
Frye Island, located at the mouth of L’Etang Harbour and L’Etang River in the Town of St. George, New Brunswick, features 21.8 kilometres of coastline and 381.32 hectares (942.26 acres) of land mass made up of one large island and several smaller islands, all connecting at low tide. The Frye Island Nature Preserve encompasses approximately half of the main island and some of the smaller islands including Hog Island, Douglas Island, Eagle Island, and Mink Island totaling 168 hectares (415.1 acres).
L’ETANG ISLAND NATURE PRESERVE, ST. GEORGE
The L’Étang Island Nature Preserve is comprised of the Park Islands, an archipelago of six small islands 20km due east of St. Andrews, New Brunswick in Charlotte County. This preserve totals 18 hectares (43.5 acres) and includes Cochrane’s Island, 8 hectares (19 acres), and one waterfront lot of 9 hectares (22 acres) on the mainland. The preserve is located in the L’Étang Estuary.
PAGAN POINT NATURE PRESERVE, ST. ANDREWS
Pagan Point looks out onto Passamaquoddy Bay. The area contains a salt marsh and a wooded area, with a kilometre of sandy beach along the coast. Ecologically significant salt marshes run from the point up the eastern shore of the preserve. These rich marsh ecosystems provide habitat for a variety of birds such as heron, killdeer, and terns. Pagan Point also provides an impressive ocean lookout.
WESTERN ISLES NATURE PRESERVE, OUTER BAY OF FUNDY
This nature preserve is representative of the general ecology of the Bay of Fundy. The plants are typical of Bay of Fundy islands, while the sea around abounds in interesting marine species. The islands lie on an important bird migration route. Conditions are suitable for the nesting of bald eagles.
This nature preserve, established in 2005, consists of properties on Whale Cove totaling 8.9 hectares (21.8acres) donated to the Nature Trust and 11.4 hectares (28.2 acres) protected by a conservation easement. The Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore contains a pond, a cobbled beach, forest, and a wetland that is home to great blue herons, spotted sandpipers, soras, and other wading birds. The area is a popular stopover for migrating songbirds. Unusual seabirds have been observed from the seashore such as Manx shearwaters, red-necked phalaropes, roseate terns, and dovekies.
MEREDITH HOUSEWORTH MEMORIAL SEASHORE NATURE PRESERVE , GRAND MANAN
WITH COJO DIVING: SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
Join COJO Diving and the Nature Trust of New Brunswick at the Meredith Houseworth Memorial Seashore on Grand Manan for the second annual Dive Against Debris, as part of the fourth annual Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup. Divers are welcome to explore this beautiful Grand Manan shoreline and help collect marine debris found under the water’s surface, in order to help restore the ecological integrity of the area.
Interested participants are to contact COJO Diving, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and to secure rental equipment (if needed)
CAPE ENRAGE NATURE PRESERVE, CAPE ENRAGE
This preserve is located just north of Cape Enrage, on the Bay of Fundy in Albert County. The Cape Enrage Nature Preserve boasts breathtaking views from a publicly accessible cobblestone beach showcasing the marshland, woodland and coastal areas.
THOMPSON MARSH NATURE PRESERVE, CHANCE HARBOUR
The Thompson Marsh Preserve encompasses 4.5 hectares (11 acres) of coastal salt marsh and gravel barrier beach peninsula near Chance Harbour, on the Bay of Fundy. The preserve is located less than 1 km from the Nature Trust’s Belding’s Reef Nature Preserve, and within several kilometres of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Round Meadow Cove Preserve.
CAUGHEY-TAYLOR NATURE PRESERVE, BOCABEC
Caughey-Taylor Nature Preserve is a 240 hectare (600 acre) preserve stretching along Taggart’s Brook and marsh, surrounding Sam Orr’s Pond, to Birch Cove and Berry Point on Bocabec Bay, part of the Bay of Fundy. It is 12 km north-east of St. Andrews on Hwy 127. This preserve, near Bocabec, encompasses the famous Sam Orr’s Pond, a brackish pond created from glacial movements 30,000 years ago. Two sills of hard basaltic rock form a dam between the pond and the ocean. There are actually two ponds. The tide comes into the lower (outer) pond some of the time while the upper pond (inner) only receives salt water at very high tides. The pond is a unique combination of salt and fresh water and, because it is shallow, remains relatively warm compared to other brackish ponds in the area.
SOUTH WOLF ISLAND NATURE PRESERVE, OUTER BAY OF FUNDY
South Wolf Island is the southernmost island in the Wolves Archipelago. It is 43 hectares, with 6100 feet of high quality, undeveloped coastline. South Wolf, along with nearby Flat Pot Island, Spruce Island, Green Rock, and East Wolf Island can be found in the lower Bay of Fundy, roughly 12 km from Blacks Harbour.
If you would like to learn more about the Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup, please contact our Engagement Coordinator, Cheyenne Currie, below or by calling (506) 457-2398.