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Our Team

Everyone who helps protect our environment 
Meduxnekeag River Association Inc. was formed in Woodstock, New Brunswick in 1995 as a community-based non-profit environmental organization. The organization was incorporated in 1998, and received charitable tax status in 2002.
Our Purpose
■ to promote, encourage and assist in the protection, restoration and responsible use of the Meduxnekeag River Watershed;
■ to promote and encourage the protection, conservation and enhancement of wild Brook trout, Brown trout and Atlantic salmon;
■ to co-operate with landowners to conserve the natural riparian zone along the Meduxnekeag and its wildlife and plant species;
■ to preserve remnant Appalachian Hardwood Forests and their inherent biodiversity and natural beauty;
■ to promote public education and awareness of the value of preserving the natural qualities and biodiversity of the unique Meduxnekeag River watershed; and,
■ to co-operate with and support any agency that shares a common purpose with the Association.


Stephen Wilson


Kent Orlando


John Murray


Roger Sutherland


Ken Harding

Chair, Admin & Finance Comittee

Jeremy Vail

Chair, Property and Stewardship Committe

Peter Porteous

Chair Marketing Committee

Nigel Smith
David Andow
Carl Faulkner
Denise Derrah
Mike Martin
Al Lindsay
Jennifer Dingee
Our Staff 
George Peabody

A lifelong environmental activist, George has had an active role with the Meduxnekeag River Association for more than 20 years. Although his job title is "Administrator", he participates in most of the organization's work, and considers his time spent leading elementary school classes on nature walks to be the most satisfying aspect of the job!

Holly Melanson
Outreach & Marketing Coordinator

Holly completed a BSc at UNB Fredericton and a BScPT at Dalhousie University. She is passionate about helping people of all ages to better understand, appreciate and care for our natural world. As Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, she links with trail users, guiding tours and managing the various social media sites.

Each summer, the MRA applies to SEED New Brunswick and Canada Summer Jobs hoping for summer students to help run tours, help with trail maintenance and social media posts. The MRA typically receives funding for between 1 and 3 summer students. Positions are advertised via our social media channels.  
Meet the 2024 summer students: 

All our staff are paid through government funding. Money from donations is used for purchasing and maintaining property. 

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