Petitcodiac Riverkeeper celebrated its 20th anniversary recently in 2019! Our Riverkeepers and our community partners have worked tirelessly over those past 20 years to bring attention to the plight of the Petitcodiac River and its watershed. The results have been historic. The natural flow of the Petitcodiac River is returning, as are fish populations and habitat. The tidal bore is once again a major tourist attraction. Never in Canadian history has a tidal river been brought back to life and offered such a unique opportunity to make significant contributions to the quality of life and economies of urban and rural communities.
Our current focus is on creating a shared vision and strategy to take advantage of new opportunities offered by the restoration of the Petitcodiac River, such as ecotourism, recreation, environmental and public health, economic development and community resilience.
We are also focused on the next big environmental issue which affects the health of the Shepody Bay Estuary – the current plight of the Memramcook River.
You can read about our current projects here.
We also encourage you to learn about the major successes our team of Riverkeepers has had over the years.