Welcoming our new Executive Director
The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) welcomes its new Executive Director, Lindsay Gauvin. Lindsay graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from Université de Moncton in 2014 and decided to pursue her studies with a second-cycle academic degree and graduated with a M.Sc. in Ecology from Université de Moncton this year with a focus on biodiversity. Her passion for nature began in 2013 when she started working as a Nature Interpreter for the Hall’s Creek Nature project at the Hall’s Creek trails in Moncton, N.B., when she was an undergraduate student and continues to grow every day. Now that she has completed her master’s degree, she has a strong interest in environmental science and public education.
“I’ve only started to educate myself on the Petitcodiac watershed and I’ve already learned so much about the natural and cultural history of this watershed and the activities impacting its ecosystem. The Petitcodiac watershed has a far reaching influence as it is the third largest watershed in the province of N.B. and is sensitive to many anthropogenic activities such as urbanization. I love to see how organisations and businesses in N.B. are working together to restore and protect the ecological integrity of the Petitcodiac watershed and I can’t wait to contribute,” says Gauvin.
The PWA is currently working on various projects that ranges from long-standing collaborations on water quality monitoring, culvert assessments to determine if they allow or create a barrier to fish passage, to culvert remedial options to facilitate fish passage when they do not meet the required criteria for fish passage. The PWA’s vision has always included a community component, so please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your volunteer work interests so we can match you up to a project best suited to you.
“I strongly believe that public participation is a strong component in the conservation, restoration and protection of ecosystems. Therefore, I will continue to support and promote community involvement and public outreach with our group as a way to conserve this important watershed.”
You can connect with the PWA via the following outlets:
Facebook: Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance/ Alliance de bassin versant Petitcodiac
Youtube: Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance