About

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.

Mission

Continual improvement of environmental quality of the Miramichi River ecosystem with emphasis on the Miramichi watershed.

MREAC will accomplish this by:

  • Constructive consultation, cooperation and partnering with government, industry, municipalities and other stakeholders wherever possible
  • Supporting the advancement and application of scientific knowledge
  • Promoting and supporting an appropriate level of enforcement of environmental regulation
  • Active involvement in independent environmental monitoring
  • Promoting the responsible use of technology in environmental improvement
  • Celebrating and promoting the Miramichi River’s environmental qualities and values as appropriate to sustain a healthy sense of pride and stewardship
  • Venturing beyond our ecosystem boundary when needed to understand external factors impacting our watershed, to gain useful knowledge and promote sharing of information and technological exchange

Partners

MREAC partners and works alongside staff from:

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • New Brunswick Department of Environment & 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)
  • Université de Moncton (UDM)
  • New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
  • New Brunswick and Atlantic region watershed groups

Core Programs

The more recent MREAC core programs include:

  • Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring via satellite telemetry (web-based)
  • Atlantic Salmon Habitat Assessment
  • Species at Risk (Glyptemys insculpta), (Ophiogomphus howei), (Alasmidonta varicosa)
  • Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN)
  • Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP)
  • Lake Monitoring
  • Snow Course Monitoring
  • Ice Observation

MREAC Executive

Chair

Linwood Dunham

Vice-Chair

Kevin Gallant

Secretary

Norman Stewart

Treasurer

Omer MacKenzie

Past Chair

Patrick G. McMahon

MREAC Staff

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Harry Collins

Executive Director

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Melanie Gallant

Executive Assistant

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Vladimir King Trajkovic

Environmental Project Manager