BWC was granted CRA charitable status in 2015. Your donations are gratefully received and cash donations will receive a charitable receipt.


Memorial benches for the five viewing platforms and the Nature Garden are being sought.

A plaque will be placed on each bench in memory of your loved one.


Please contact any BWC Board Member

or call 485-0890.

plans for the future

memorial gifts

Gulf of Maine Initiative


BWC hopes to participate in the Gulf of Maine Initiative together with other watersheds leading into the Bay of Fundy.

Our part will result in a hydrometric station being placed within the Belleisle Watershed which will make monitoring water levels much better for our community.

Think about how valuable immediate access to correct water levels could be during the freshet. 

Published reports

2016

  • Completed a study based on habitat changes in three tributaries due to the September 2015 rain event
  • Conducted interviews with landowners around studied watercourses
  • E.coli sampling at public swimming areas
  • Completed an illegal dump site clean-up
  • June Pickerel Derby
  • Roadside clean-up
  • Maintained the trail


2015

  • Development of the 5km Belleisle Creek Trail with support from National Wetlands Conservation Fund (Canadian Government), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, New Brunswick’s Environmental Trust Fund, RSD8, PotashCorp, TransCanada PipeLines, McMillan Forest Products, Kent Building Supplies, Irving, and with the help of community volunteers
    • Built five observation platforms, assessed bird, fish, and vegetation on site
  • Third year water quality baseline research
  • Ecoli testing at public swimming sites
  • Extended community participation in roadside clean-up
  • Eight local students had summer employment
  • Historic sites study with Kars Recreational Society
  • Removed invasive species from Trail
  • Prepared bird population survey
  • Delivered garbage and environmental info to cottagers on South side of Bay
  • June Pickerel Derby
  • Fundraiser: Ice Out Contest
  • Belleisle Bay Species Table


    2014

    • Completed 2nd year of baseline research
    • Published the Belleisle Business Directory
    • Delivered garbage and safety information to residents
    • Groomed 5 km of snowshoe and hiking trails
    • Extended roadside pick-up north and south
    • Opened a Community Library in Hatfield Point (1200 volumes)
    • Provided major financial and organizational support to Canada Day Events
    • Held Pickerel Fishing Derby
    • Stimulated interest in turtle habitats
    • Distributed 19 duck nesting boxes
    • Acted as job interviewers for BRHS
    • Gave volunteer experience to BRHS students
    • Employed 4 university students during the summer
    • Initiated cultural events at Trinity Church
    • Began identifying key residents in each community as contact points


    2013

    • Incorporated as "not-for-profit"
    • Joined Facebook and generated 100 likes
    • Had 125 participants in Earth Day roadside clean up
    • Removed 75 bags of trash from roadside
    • Assessed 28 k of streams along the Belleisle Bay
    • Had 54 member contacts
    • Raised funds through Kayak raffle, bridge tournament bake sale, Blueberry Bake, pancake sale at Gillis' Blueberry Stomp, and memberships
    • Obtained meaningful grants for Baseline Water Quality Research from NB Environmental Trust Fund and Canada Summer Jobs
    • Met with TransCanada Pipelines
    • Winter sledding at the Rugby Club
    • Organized Belleisle Community Canoe Clinic
    • Helped establish hiking trails along the dike
    • Helped promote the Quilt Barn Tour
    • Supported Canada Day festivities
    • Identified historical and scenic locations
    • Promoted BWC membership
    • Developed and printed intruductory trifold
    • Worked together with BRHS, Canada Day Committee, and Kennebecasis Watershed
    • Established relationship with press
    • Employed 3 summer students

    our achievements