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Recognition for some of the work we've done

Wildflower Award

The Meduxnekeag River Association has been awarded the 2011 Paul McGaw Memorial Conservation Award by the North American Native Plant Society.


In making the award, the Society cited MRA’s “invaluable work – including public education and landowner co-operation – toward the protection, restoration and appreciation of the Meduxnekeag River Watershed, the richest, most biologically diverse, and highest concentration of mature Appalachian Hardwood Forest sites in Atlantic Canada.


Among the many provincially rare plant species protected by the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve properties are Wild coffee and Blue cohosh.

Lieutenant Governer's Award 

The Meduxnekeag River Association has been awarded the New Brunswick Lt-Governor's Award for Excellence in Land Conservation in recognition of our success in protecting the properties we have acquired for the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve. The Preserve now totals more than 1000 acres in 12 named permanently protected properties, almost all of them riparian land along the Meduxnekeag River.

Home Town Heroes Award

The Meduxnekeag River Association has been selected from more than seventy nominees nationwide as Canada’s 2012 Hometown Heroes Group Award winner by Earth Day Canada, the award sponsor.


“These Canadians are shining examples of people making significant strides towards the betterment of our environment,” says Jed Goldberg, President of EDC. “They have been instrumental in cultivating change at the local level and deserve national recognition for their community-based conservation and social change efforts.”

The Group Award winner receives a cash-prize of $10 000 to support the continuation of their work. This year’s winner in the Individual category, Jessie Davies of Saint Andrews, was also from New Brunswick, giving the province a double win.


Environmental Leadership Award

The MRA won the Environmental Leadership Award given out by the government of New Brunswick in 2004. "Whether you’re a student or a corporate executive, you have the potential to be an environmental leader and while every effort counts, inspiring others to follow a positive example, going that extra mile, or breaking new ground are all ways that you can make a special contribution to ensure a healthy environment for our province". in 2008, MRA director Carl Faulkner also won the individual citizen category of the same award for his work expanding the nature preserve and laying the foundations for the walking trails and student tours. 


Miramichi Salmon Association Award

The MSA Conservation Award was presented to the Meduxnekeag River Association Inc in recognition of and appreciation fo​r lifelong commitment, leadership and dedicated service to the conservation of wild Atlantic Salmon. I​t was presented at the 6th annual Miramichi Salmon Association Carleton County Dinner, held in Hartland November 14, 2019.

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