Coastal process lesson

Here is a good example of how a simple project like a new bridge can have serious. unintended consequence. This is at Cape St. Mary and the Mavillette Beach Provincial Park. A bridge was built across the feeder connection to the back marsh opening up a new channel. Now, incoming tides have enough energy to move the beach sand from Mavillette Beach into the marsh. Once tidal energy is used up the sand drops out. Don’t know the original source of Mavillette Beach sand but it is not enough to overcome loss to interior. However, that sand in marsh won’t get moved back to the beach. Hopefully the beach opening will be closed.

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Andy Smith Memorial Ceremony

The Andy Smith Memorial at Gridiron Falls has been installed and a remembrance ceremony held. These are pictures from the event.

Ginny Smith at the Memorial stone addressing group

Canoe folk at the peaceful riverside location
At Gridiron after the dedication.

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Recommended movie

We highly recommend you watch the Netflix production of”Breaking Boundaries – The Science of our Planet” In one hour and 14 minutes human activities that are impacting the overall health of our planet are categorized into 9 boundaries. The harm caused by each boundary is explained and its remedy shows a clear call to action. It is reinforcement for current believers and a real good concise educational tool for the unconvinced. 

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Forestry demonstration announced

There will be a peaceful demonstration Sunday Nov 29th from 11 am to 2 pm in New France. (MEET AT CARLETON STORE at 9:30 to follow someone to the site!)

This is to bring attention to the clearcuts scheduled on the Crown lands bounded by Fourth Lake Flowage to the north, the Tobeatic Wilderness Area to the east, the Napier river to the south and a combination of the Silver River Wilderness Area and private lands to the west.

This is prime moose country. It’s also a region that’s a buffer to our UNESCO designated biosphere which we are at risk of losing as it’s the LAW to have a buffer zone (where some of the clearcuts are planned). Bring a 6 ft scarf, or stick or rope to help form a human chain.

Let sandracphinney@gmail.com know if you wish to take part.

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Pickeral – An unexpected resource

Pickerel are here to stay, and more people need to appreciate that they are very edible.  The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq – Mi’kmaw Conservation Group’s Chain Pickerel Cookbook is now out.  It is available on the Mi’kmaw Conservation Group website: https://mikmawconservation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/CMM_ChainPickerelCookbook_Final.pdf.

Happy fishing and happy eating!  Throw in a few smallmouth bass, as well.  Both species are introduced invasives.

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