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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.

Contact: woodlowatch@gmail.com

University seeks nod to develop more land
By HEATHER MCLAUGHLIN
mclaughlin.heather@dailygleaner.com

March 1, 2011

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the Friends of the UNB Woodlot urged city council to apply the brakes to any more development of the University of New Brunswick’s woodlot.

But city council voted unanimously to support a proposal by UNB to subdivide and rezone eight highway-commercial building lots on university property at 75 Knowledge Park Dr.
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The latest development in the UNB Woodlot will undergoing first and second reading this coming Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Fredericton City Hall. Read the Planning Advisory Committee report.

Wetlands Protect Us

Check out this informative brochure by the Friends of the UNB Woodlot:

Wetlands Protect Us

Wetlands Under Attack

Prepared by Friends of the UNB Woodlot

Wetlands are under attack by the development community in New Brunswick.  We need to speak up and keep wetlands protected in our cities.

Environment minister to engage New Brunswickers on the topic of wetlands

FREDERICTON PUBLIC HEARING FOR WETLANDS

10 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 4,

Killarney Lake Lodge, Rotary Room, 1600 St. Mary’s St., Fredericton

The public is also invited to send comments by way of e-mail, env-info@gnb.ca.

Please show up and ask the following:  “If we take wetlands away, where is the rain water going to go?”.

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Corbett Falls, UNB Woodlot. Oct. 2010.

Silt in Corbett Brook near the mouth where it meets the St. John River. UNB Woodlot. Oct. 2010.

 

Corbett Marsh. Oct. 2010.

Geese flying over the UNB Woodlot. Oct. 2010.

Ongoing protests point out lack of wetland protection in the UNB Woodlot

About 20 people holding signs in support of saving Fredericton’s UNB Woodlot lined Regent Street in front of the future site of a Costco store over the noon hour today. The action, organized by the Friends of the UNB Woodlot, was meant to draw attention to the infringement of the 80-metre buffer zone of a wetland for the Costco store. Similar to two previous actions at the Woodlot last fall, they used pink flagging tape to demarcate the area that they say should be protected as part of that buffer zone. Over 40 students, professors, alumni and concerned citizens attended the first flagging event in October 2009. Read more at the NB Media Co-op.

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