Project Reports


town of saint andrews climate adaptation plan (2019)

The Town of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick is considered one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change impacts due to its location as a coastal community positioned on the Passamoquoddy Bay and at the tip of the St. Croix River. The area and community are exposed to rising sea-levels, the increase in intensity and frequency of severe storm surge events and flooding. Recognizing these vulnerabilities and risks, the Town of Saint Andrews has proactively taken a series of actions to begin to prepare and adapt against these climate risks. Using strategic planning, internal and external knowledge sources and experts as well as active community engagement, the Town of Saint Andrews works hard to build a resilient community to climate change.

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The coastal soundscape of the Outer Bay of Fundy (2016)

Since 1992 the global shipping fleet has increased by a factor of four, and with it, the underwater ambient noise level has increased. In an effort to understand the cause and effect of noise pollution on the Outer Bay of Fundy, Eastern Charlotte Waterways completed a comprehensive study of noise levels in the coastal waters of southwestern New Brunswick. From May until November in 2015 five hydrophones (Ocean Sonics icListen HF) were used to quantify noise levels between Passamaquoddy Bay and Dipper Harbour. Each hydrophone was set to a 20% duty cycle, recording all 1/3 octave band sound levels between 10 and 12,500 Hz for the first 2 minutes of every 10 minute period.

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Assessing the freshwater of Eastern Charlotte (2016)

In 1993, Eastern Charlotte Waterways (ECW) was established. Its first action was to assess the freshwater of eastern Charlotte County, New Brunswick. For two years beginning in the summer of 1994, the organization’s members visited ten watersheds between June and November, monitoring an upstream and downstream site for water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity. They also monitored four popular swim locations for fecal coliform bacteria. The results of this study were published in “The watersheds of eastern Charlotte: Environmental quality assessment”. Twenty years later, in 2014-2015 the assessment has been replicated by ECW staff to identify any changes in water quality.


Title: Charlotte County climate change adaptation action plan

Published: April, 2016

Prepared by: Danielle St. Louis, Donald Killorn

Title: St. George Marsh management plan

Published: April, 2016

Prepared by: Danielle St. Louis

Title: Magaguadavic River watershed management plan

Published: May, 2014

Prepared by: Donald Killorn

Title: Community vulnerability assessment of climate change and variability impacts in Charlotte County, New Brunswick

Published: May, 2014

Prepared by: Kristie Signer, Kim Reeder, Donald Killorn

Title: Short-term container relaying for soft-shell clams: A multi-year trial

Published: January, 2014

Prepared by: Donald Killorn

Title: Increasing capacity for stewardship to protect provincial water resources

Published: March, 2013

Prepared by: Donald Killorn

Title: Monitoring vulnerable southwest New Brunswick lakes

Published: March, 2013

Prepared by: Emma Hebb

Title: Volunteer lake monitoring: A New Brunswick model

Published: January, 2013

Prepared by: Julia Carpenter

Title: Lake Utopia Rainbow Smelt

Published: July, 2012

Prepared by: Emma Hebb

Title: New Brunswick Lakes Workshop summary report

Published: February, 2012

Prepared by: Rebecca Mersereau & Agata Parlowski

Title: Recycling of computer waste in Southwestern New Brunswick

Published: March, 2011

Prepared by: Rebecca Mersereau

Title: A comprehensive assessment of the Magaguadavic River watershed

Published: January, 2011

Prepared by: Tim Kelly

Title: The water quality of Lake Utopia

Published: September, 2003

Prepared by: Melissa Hanson-Lee