Peticodiac River Award

The Petitcodiac River Award is presented yearly by Petitcodiac Riverkeeper to recognize individuals, businesses, groups or government agencies that have made a significant contribution towards protecting, promoting or restoring the Petitcodiac River ecosystem.

Award winners:

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2002

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Amirault in Dieppe for its education project on the Petitcodiac River

Award 2003

2003

Environment Canada’s Office of Enforcement for the Atlantic Region, in Halifax, for its investigative work in resolving two long outstanding toxic discharge cases affecting Jonathan Creek (the former Moncton riverside landfill) and Humphreys Brook (textile mill effluent discharges)

2004

The arts community as a whole, for its generosity and long-standing commitment to the cause of restoring free-flow to the Petitcodiac River

2005

Province of New Brunswick for their work in carrying out and overseeing the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for removal of the Petitcodiac River causeway

2006

Mascaret Newspaper for its press coverage of watershed issues and promotion of the social and cultural values of the Petitcodiac River.
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2007

Peter Etheridge for his leadership in establishing the Fundy Biosphere Reserve, an initiative where communities, policy makers, resource managers and scientists work cooperatively to achieve a greater degree of sustainability between human development and ecosystem health.

2008

L’école Le Mascaret and local artist Reg Noël for their project titled “Mon école, ma fierté” including a 33-panel mural of the Petitcodiac River made from copper

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2009

Marc ”Chops” Arsenault received the 2009 Petitcodiac River Award for his outstanding work producing the two music compilations for the Petitcodiac river: Pet-kout-koy-ek Songs for a river in 1996 and PETITCODIAC in 2009.

2010

Victore Leblanc, fisherman from Belliveau Village for his perseverance for the last 40 years following the construction of the causeway. LeBlanc never stopped believing that one day the fish would come back and that the river would be restored.
Prix 2012 Chief Joseph Knockwwod

2013

Chief Joseph Knockwood (Centre) from the Fort Folly First Nations, received the Petitcodiac River Award for his contribution throughout the years.
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2014

Melvin Perez received the award on behalf of all surfers as 2013 was known as the “Year of the Surf” on the Petitcodiac River.
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