The Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup

Event Details

July 15th, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pendleton Island (Faux Passage), New Brunswick
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is partnering with The Nature Trust of New Brunswick and many other great organizations to plan a large-scale, one-day marine debris cleanup event for multiple coastal and island nature preserves within Charlotte County.

NCC will be organizing a cleanup of our beautiful Pendleton Island Nature Reserve. We will be boating over to the island and collecting the marine debris which accumulates on the shores and threatens the marine wildlife.

If you’d like to carpool to the event, please click here to add your car or join a ride going to the event. There is also a wait list feature if there isn’t a ride there yet that works for you. Happy carpooling!

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About Pendleton Island (Faux Passage)

Pendleton Island is a unique 303 acre (123 ha.), uninhabited nature reserve. As part of the Deer Island archipelago, the area separates Passamaquoddy Bay from the southwest section of the Bay of Fundy. The property is mostly made up of a coastal forests, wetlands and beaches, providing habitat for white-tail deer, great blue heron and the endangered monarch butterfly. Offshore waters support seasonal populations of harbour porpoise, white-side dolphin, minke whale, occasional fin and humpback whales, and harbour seal.

What you will be doing

The plan for the day is to clean up as much garbage from the beach on and around NCC properties as possible. It is important to help improve both terrestrial and aquatic habitat in the region by removing garbage that can both directly harm wildlife by entangling or ingestion.

Why you will love it

This is a huge event coordinated by the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, dedicated to cleaning and celebrating our beautiful Bay of Fundy. Pendleton Island is only one of the many nature preserves along the coast being cleaned by volunteers, and the data collected from the cleanup will be sent to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup—an initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to clean Canadian shorelines and collect data about marine and aquatic debris.

Questions?

Contact Courtney Thompson: courtney.thompson@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note
People of all fitness levels can participate
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

Thank you to the Nature Trust of New Brunswick for organizing this event, and to the many partners and participating organizations for making this possible.

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:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Water-proof footwear
Tools
  • Bucket (for garbage)
Miscellaneous
  • Lunch
  • Reusable water bottle