• Held various community events to promote recreation within the watershed through the support of the Springfield LSD
  • Second year of water quality monitoring within the Belleisle Bay
  • Continued studying habitat and stream conditions in the watershed
  • Studied fish communities within Belleisle Creek
  • Completed two riparian enhancements and an extension of one from 2017
  • Held multiple community events to improve knowledge about the Belleisle Creek Marsh and the habitat it provided
  • Installed a demonstration pollinator garden alongside the Belleisle Creek Marsh Trail
  • Volunteer Earth Day roadside cleanup


  • ​Continued study of habitat and stream conditions in the watershed
  • Extended water quality research to the Belleisle Bay
  • With the approval and cooperation of three landowners, began riparian repairs at three sites in the north side of the Belleisle that had been damaged during the fall storm of 2015
  • E. coli sampling at several parts of the Belleisle Bay
  • June pickerel Derby
  • May roadside cleanup
  • August community cleanup of Irving property used for public events in Hatfield Point
  • August children’s program for water dependent wildlife
  • Passive development in Pollinators Garden to assess the spread of wildflowers
  • Maintained the Belleisle Creek Trail


  • 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 Belleisle Creek Marsh trail


  • Development of the 5 km 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
  • E.coli 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


    • 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


    • Incorporated as "not-for-profit"
    • Had 125 participants in Earth Day roadside clean up and removed 75 bags of trash from roadside
    • Assessed 28 km 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 introductory trifold
    • Worked together with BRHS, Canada Day Committee, and the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
    • Established relationship with press
    • Employed 3 summer students

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    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.

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