Musquash Cove Cleanup

Event Details

September 24th, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Musquash Estuary, New Brunswick
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

The beaches along NCC’s Five Fathom Hole trail need a little TLC! Roll up your sleeves and come join us as we clear trash and marine debris from the coves along the Five Fathom Hole trail in the Musquash Estuary!

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About Musquash Estuary

Located just 19 kilometres west of Saint John, New Brunswick in one of the most biologically productive natural settings in Atlantic Canada, Musquash is one of the last fully functioning estuaries in the Bay of Fundy. For generations, the stunning scenery surrounding the lower Bay of Fundy has drawn vacationers to its coastal islands and cobble beaches. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been working at the Musquash Estuary since 2001 and has protected over 5,000 acres of land in the area. In March 2007 the Musquash Estuary was designated as Canada’s sixth Marine Protected Area and New Brunswick’s first. The protection of this last fully functioning estuary on the Bay of Fundy was realized through the work and collaboration of many partners.

What you will be doing

Help NCC clean the beautiful sandy coves along the Five Fathom Hole Trail in the Musquash Estuary! Volunteers will hike the 6km linear trail and will stop at each cove to clean garbage from the shoreline. Garbage will then be picked up by boat to be taken to a dumpster off-site.

Why you will love it

The Musquash Estuary is the last fully functioning estuary in the Bay of Fundy! Marine debris and garbage that washes up along the shore poses threats to wildlife through entanglement or ingestion. By cleaning these beaches, NCC and our volunteers can ensure the safety of wildlife in this unique ecosystem. The Five Fathom Hole trail also boasts beautiful scenery and look-offs, and the small coves are definitely worth visiting!


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Please Note

Please note: The Five Fathom Hole trail is a 6km linear trail (12km round trip). The trail has many inclines, and is considered a medium to difficult hike. Please ensure to wear proper hiking footwear and that you are physically ready for the hike!

Strenuous work will be required
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

NB Wildlife Trust Fund
NB Environmental Trust Fund

Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Appropriate clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Work gloves
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lunch