Environmental Protection & Restoration

A primary goal of the SRA is to protect, restore and remediate the Sackville River and its watershed

We recognize that healthy river systems are good for people and for the environment

The Sackville River and its tributaries were once pristine streams draining a watershed made up of old growth forest, lakes and wetlands. The rivers teemed with brook trout, Atlantic salmon, gaspereau, American eels and many other species.

In the course of the development of the towns of Bedford and Sackville, forests were cut back, river courses were altered and siltation became a serious problem. By the mid 1980s, Atlantic salmon had almost disappeared from the Sackville River system.

Our protection, restoration and remediation efforts focus on six principal activities.