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Plan in Action

Many organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to meet the 22 policies and 68 action areas laid out in the 1993 management plan. But what have we accomplished together? 

Individual accomplishments are difficult to list on a single web page. Instead, the SCIWC has released an interactive timeline online that shows the progress made. We encourage you to visit! 

2015 - 2016 Projects

  •  We will continue to operate our Recreation Program in both Maine and New Brunswick in 2015. This relates to the Management Plan goals in Recreation Heritage and Cultural Heritage. .
  • The SCIWC will once again be responsible for monitoring upstream fish passage at the Milltown fishway in 2015. Since 2012, this annual count has been conducted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation; prior to that, the SCIWC conducted the counts. We are pleased to be part of this vital research, which is one of the longest data sets on fish passage available in the region. This project relates to the goals listed in Environmental Setting and Recreational Heritage.
  • In 2014 and early 2015, an updated draft of our international management plan was completed. During 2015, we will be working with the Governments of Maine and New Brunswick to complete the approval process and formally adopt the updated plan. This project relates to the goals listed under Waterway Management and regular review of this document is required by legislation.
  • If we are successful in receiving funding, the SCIWC will be partnering with the Town of St. Stephen, the St. Stephen BIA and the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County in a stewardship initiative, building demonstration rain gardens and rain barrel systems and teaching others how to do so on their own properties. This project relates to the goals listed in Environmental Setting, Waterway Management. 
  • In early 2015, we will be taking direct action to help remove a known population of the invasive plant Giant Hogweed, near Forest City, NB. If you would like to support our efforts to remove this dangerous invasive plant, please consider making a donation

2014 Projects

We were pleased to be working on the following projects in 2014:
  • continuing our successful Recreation Program
  • conducting a Recreational User Survey, so we can protect the river and provide a better recreational experience
  • updating our Management Plan to reflect current needs and desires within the watershed
  • holding an international Science Forum to communicate research that is being done within the watershed, as well as to identify current and future needs.
  • creating and distributing extreme event and preparedness materials for the St. Stephen area. 
The SCIWC has also completed a Management Plan progress report  (caution: large PDF) and an organizational strategic plan in 2014. 

As the reports for these projects are completed, we will make them available for you to view. 
 The SCIWC would like to acknowledge our 2014 direct funders who made these projects possible: 
 New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund     
 Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Logo
 New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources     
 Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry 
Upper St. Croix/Spednic Lake Stewardship Fund (via the Maine Community Foundation) 
 RBC Blue Water Project 
RBC Blue Water project logo
 International Joint Commission [International Joint Commission]

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