Fishing Line/Lead Collectors

Dispose Your Fishing Line & Lead Here! Keep our waterways tangle-free and lead-free. Fishing line and hooks can cause injuries or kill birds. A small lead sinker is enough to poison a Bald Eagle.

Atlantic Salmon Habitat Assessment

For the past six years MREAC, with ASCF support, has completed Atlantic Salmon habitat assessments on the Bay du Vin River, Bartibogue River, Barnaby River, and the Bartholomew River systems respectively.

Lake Monitoring

MREAC with the support of the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) staff have been actively involved in lake monitoring on the Miramichi watershed.

Snow Course Monitoring

MREAC established a partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) in 2009-10 to begin conducting snow and ice studies on the Miramichi River watershed.

Ice Observation

As part of the New Brunswick "River Watch" program, ice observation is a provincial initiative that monitors the potential for flooding along New Brunswick’s river systems in late winter and during the spring freshet.

A Brief History

The Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee (MREAC) has functioned as a community-based not-for-profit watershed organization since 1989. MREAC’s primary objective is environmental stewardship and management of the Miramichi watershed.

Featured Projects

Fishing Line/Lead Collectors
 
Fishing Line/Lead Collectors
Dispose Your Fishing Line & Lead Here! Keep our waterways tangle-free and lead-free. Fishing line and hooks can cause injuries or kill birds. A small lead sinker is enough to poison a Bald Eagle.
Swim Watch
 
Swim Watch
Through the Swim Watch Program, MREAC monitors water quality at predetermined sites throughout the Miramichi River watershed. Beginning in 1993, 100 mL surface water samples have been collected during...
Real-Time Monitoring
 
Real-Time Monitoring
Real-time monitoring is an increasingly popular technology that is being used across the world. This technology allows users to have up-to-date results on various parameters and at specified intervals.

The Miramichi Watershed

The Miramichi watershed encompasses approximately 23% (~13, 547 km²) of New Brunswick, and MREAC has been committed to the environmental stewardship and management of this important riverine and coastal ecosystem. The Miramichi River and her tributaries are considered to be one of the most important Atlantic salmon habitats in the world.

MREAC Partners

MREAC partners and works alongside staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG), Department of Energy and Resource Development (DERD), Department of Health and Wellness (DH&W), Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI), Anqotum Resource Management, University of New Brunswick (UNB), New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and others.
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