Fredericton – Groups in New Brunswick concerned about groundwater and air protection intend to bring the discussion surrounding the Alward Government and the shale gas industry’s intentions to move forward with development to public debates by panelists presenting each side of the issue. In October 2011 Premier David Alward publicly stated that Members of the Legislature would be organizing town hall and information meetings later that month, “to hear directly from their constituents on this important issue.” In the spirit of Premier Alward’s suggestion, the group Friends of the UNB Woodlot will host the first of these debates this Thursday, May 10, starting at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St. in Fredericton. (more…)
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Thursday, April 14 at 12:15pm – 12:45pm
Wu Conference Centre (on UNB Campus across the street from St. Thomas University)
We have lots of extra signs for everyone. We want to make it clear to the UNB Board of Governors that the Costco development plan violates the guarantee of 80m buffers that was made to the Board of Governors. As documented by UNB, Corbett Brook Marsh and Larch Swale are “Ecologically Sensitive areas”, and the Costco building and parking lot must be built outside this 80m buffer.
If the UNB Woodlot continues to be developed as planned, we are going to see the loss of this valuable teaching and research resource, increased taxes, increased insurance costs, increased flood risk, and decreased quality of life for our community and children.
Don’t pave over our woodlot. Don’t pave over our future.
Saturday, April 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Learn about the history, ecology and threats facing the UNB Woodlot. Present will be Friends of the UNB Woodlot and the UNB Environmental Law Society. Meet at 4pm in the back of Home Depot. If taking the bus from campus, meet at the SUB to grab the 3:22pm bus to Regent Mall, across from the Woodlot.
Thursday, April 7, 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Beside the future Costco site (at the lights in front of Home Depot, Corbett Place, along new Maryland Hwy).
A group of concerned citizens in Fredericton, N.B. is calling on the University of New Brunswick to stop the development of its teaching forest and to conduct a flood risk study and economic study of its forested wetlands.
Please join us next Monday at noon hour at the site of the proposed Costco and gas bar, directly beside the New Maryland Highway in Corbett Place. Let’s take a stand and make sure UNB and Costco do not build the Costco gas bar and respect the 80metre buffers for Larch Swale and Corbett Brook Marsh. We will extra signs available and will have the wood stakes already in place where we will mark the 80metre buffer with flagging tape.
DATE: Monday, April 26, 2010
TIME: 12:15 – 12:45
LOCATION: Corbett Place, with parking in front of Home Depot
DIRECTIONS: At top of Regent Street just past Regent Mall. Corbett Place is directly across the highway from the RCMP building and the City of Fredericton maintenance depot.
CITY: Fredericton, New Brunswick
The timing is important because of growing pressure on UNB Administration to stop the destruction of wetlands in the UNB Woodlot. Also significant is the April 14, 2010 news release by Environment Minister Rick Miles in which he states, “The mistreatment of wetlands will not be tolerated.” “They provide flood control, ground water re-charge, shore line stabilization, storm protection, and some wetlands store carbon, helping to offset the effects of climate change.” (http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/news/env/2010e0532ev.htm)
FRIENDS OF THE UNB WOODLOT PRESENT BEAVERS.
Join a special screening of Beavers on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Charlotte St. Arts Centre. 2:00pm: Doors open. 2:30pm: Show starts. Prizes to be awarded. For more info, contact: clutter [at] nbnet.nb.ca
On Monday, October 26, at 12:15 p.m., the Friends of the UNB Woodlot will take a stand for wetland protection at their taping-off event to be held at the site of the Corbett Brook Marsh in the UNB Woodlot. Community members welcomed to come stand together!
Costco and their gas bar must be 80metres from Corbett Brook Marsh and Larch Swale; this buffer will be measured and marked off with flagging tape for the public to see. Citizens will gather at the Ducks Unlimited public wharf of Corbett Brook Marsh (follow signs on Knowledge Park Drive for the public parking lot that is near this Marsh).
For more info, contact Anne-Drea at 471-0633 or email: anne-drea [at] hotmail [dot] com
THURS, OCT 30: PANCAKES ON CAMPUS. The Friends of the UNB Woodlot and the Fredericton Chapter of the Conservation Council will be serving pancakes on campus – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thurs, Oct 30 at the Science Library, UNB. Some things should be flat, the UNB Woodlot is not one of them. Stickers, signs and information also available. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
THURS, OCT 30: FILM SCREENING OF THE UNDERLYING THREAT. Film screening at 7:00 PM, Thurs, Oct 30 at LBH 146, Bailey Hall (Biology Building), UNB. Shot in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Niagara Falls, New York, /The Underlying Threat/ is a film about the devastating effects of groundwater pollution and what we can do about it. In describing how four families and two communities responded to the discovery of toxic chemicals in their water, the film brings home the human hardships associated with this form of pollution. Yet the final message is one of hope and empowerment, stressing the combination of preventive measures and the determination of people insisting on their right to safe water. Film followed by discussion with Rick Cunjak of the Canadian Rivers Institute and the filmmaker Kevin Matthews. For more info, contact Tracy at email@example.com or call 458-8747.