Daniel Bard Is Petitcodiac Riverkeeper’s New Executive Director

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MONCTON, NB – Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel Bard has been hired as its new Executive Director.

An entrepreneur, investor and incubator of successful businesses, Mr. Bard has a distinguished track record across several business sectors, with deep expertise in financial and environmental business development. Originally from Edmundston, NB, he has been living in Moncton for the past 12 years.

“Our Board of Directors is pleased to have Mr. Bard join the Petitcodiac Riverkeeper team,” says Petitcodiac Riverkeeper President Paul. N. Belliveau. “He brings expertise in environmental projects as well as lots of positive energy and enthusiasm to our organization.”

Mr. Bard will not only fill the position of Executive Director, but also take on the official “Riverkeeper” title. Each Riverkeeper or Waterkeeper organization appoints an individual, known as its “Riverkeeper”, to act as its main spokesperson, to work full time to defend the interests of its river system and to ensure compliance with Canada’s environmental laws. Since 1999, Petitcodiac Riverkeeper has been fortunate to count on a number of outstanding individuals to serve as their “Riverkeeper”, to protect and fight for the ecological integrity of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds and the Shepody Bay estuary for present and future generations. Past Riverkeepers include Mr. Daniel LeBlanc, Mr. Tim Van Hinte and Mr. Marco Morency.

“As Petitcodiac Riverkeeper’s new Executive Director, I will be looking for new ways to solidify partnerships and alliances within our community as well as beyond our region,” says Mr. Bard. “It has been five years since the opening of the causeway gates. Our organization must double its efforts, reach out to new members and supporters, and continue to work with its partners towards its ultimate goal: the complete restoration of the Petitcodiac River.”

Mr. Bard’s impressive environmental work experience has focussed mostly on the energy sector, including waste to energy, ethanol produced with sugar beets, and EN Plus certified biofuels. He has also been involved in international environmental initiatives, working in Europe on a carbonation of human sludge (waste) project, a commercial scale biofuel project using animal/vegetable by-products and an ethanol project using Algae (photosynthesis) in a joint venture with the United Nations.

Mr. Bard started his new role as Petitcodiac Riverkeeper’s Executive Director on September 30, 2015. He can be reached by phone at 506-388-5337 or by email at daniel.bard@petitcodiac.org and info@petitcodiac.org.

Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization. Its main objective is to restore the ecological health of the Petitcodiac and Memramcook River watersheds, including the Shepody Bay estuary, located in southeastern New Brunswick. Petitcodiac Riverkeeper is part investigator, scientist, educator, and advocate. Petitcodiac Riverkeeper acts as a public voice for our waterways, protecting our right to clean water and a healthy watershed. Information: http://petitcodiac.org.

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Media Contacts:
Daniel Bard
Executive Director – Petitcodiac Riverkeeper
Email: info@petitcodiac.org
Phone: 506-388-5337

Paul N. Belliveau
President – Petitcodiac Riverkeeper
Email: paul.n.belliveau@hotmail.com
Phone: 506-855-2637
Cell: 506-866-2637

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