Events used for fundraising for and raising awareness about MRA activities
Annual General Meeting
This meeting is open to the public and we welcome anyone interested in what we do or in joining our efforts to attend via zoom. Please contact us for login details if you wish to take part.
Annual Dinner and Auction
Due to the situation with COVID-19, the annual Dinner and Auction is unlikely to take place in 2021.
Darlene Tapley Environmental Showcase
We are currently exploring online or virtual alternatives as the showcase is one of the highlights of our year! Eight elementary schools from Nackawic to Bath hold an Environmental School Showcase every year that invites all students to submit a project based on a topic given to them by the MRA. The projects are judged by local community members and one representative is chosen from every grade to bring their projects to the Grand Showcase. The Grand Showcase is usually held at in the NBCC Woodstock gym and is open to the general public.
Annual Wildflower Walk
Meduxnekeag River Association, in collaboration with the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, offers an annual Wildflower Walk each Spring. Held on the Sunday afternoon of the Victoria Day weekend in May, when the spring ephemeral wildflowers are at their best, we visit one or more Appalachian Hardwood Forest sites in the Meduxnekeag watershed. Led by naturalist Jim Goltz, the walks usually attract forty to sixty participants and provide an introduction to identifying local woodland flowers as well as an opportunity for appreciation and photography. The Wildflower Walks are free, although donations to the Association or the Trust are always appreciated.
Annual Bird Walk
Every spring, the Meduxnekeag River Association, in partnership with local bird enthusiasts lead a bird walk at the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve (Bell Forest-260 Bell Settlement Rd). Many birds nest in the Appalachian Hardwood forests and they can often be seen hunting and gathering food. Keen eyes and ears will be exposed to Ovenbirds, Warblers, and if you're really lucky a Scarlet Tanager or the Barred Owl that call these forests home.
We will continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and if it is safe to do so, a date will be set for the annual spring bird walk in spring 2021.
Guided Walks & Snowshoe Outings
We offer guided walks on our trails for small groups on request. Throughout the winter, snowshoe outings can be booked for small groups on our trails at Bell Forest and Bell Flats. We do not provide snowshoes; however, they can be borrowed from the local library using a library card.