A Note from Home  

A Note from Home  

Over the past 25 years, the PWA has grown from a humble monitoring group to an important contributor to scientific monitoring, habitat improvement, environmental assessments, and education & outreach across the Petitcodiac Watershed. We are proud to share our...
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All Knotted-up  

Take a 20-minute drive just about anywhere in southeastern New Brunswick, and it is almost guaranteed that you will come across this familiar bamboo-like plant. Regarded as one of the world’s top one hundred invasive species by the Global Invasive Species Database,...
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An Unexpected Carnivore 

If I were to ask you to imagine a carnivore, what would it look like? Perhaps you thought of sharp claws, bloodstained teeth, and dripping drool. However, it is very unlikely that you saw soft, purple petal-like leaves poking out of the ground. Nonetheless, The Purple...
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The Humble Freshwater Mussel

Lakes and rivers often seem like huge, majestic parts of the landscape, made up of powerful forces of water and wind and home to charming animals like fish, birds, and mammals. What is often unknown is that something small and secretive plays an important role in...
A Note from Home  

The Humble Freshwater Mussel

Lakes and rivers often seem like huge, majestic parts of the landscape, made up of powerful forces of water and wind and home to charming animals like fish, birds, and mammals. What is often unknown is that something small and secretive plays an important role in...
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Wetlands and Waterfowl

Duck, duck, goose! Let’s talk about some of our most endearing feathered friends: waterfowl. This category of birds includes ducks, geese, and swans, and it often extends to include other birds, too, such as loons, coots, and grebes. All in all, there are a huge...
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Sub-Zero 

Pond hockey and ice skating have been a classic part of childhood for so many of us here in Canada. After all, one of the biggest upsides of an early-season cold snap is the rapid buildup of thick, human-bearing ice. But as the climate warms, what will this mean for...
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Farms of the Future 

It is often said that throughout the course of human civilization, three major agricultural revolutions fundamentally altered human trajectory (this is, of course, a wild oversimplification). The first so-called ‘neolithic revolution’ was the transition from hunting...
Muddy waters

Muddy waters

by Dr. Alyre Chiasson Turbidity is a relatively common concept even when not referring to water. An idea that is unclear is often said to be “turbid” or “murky”.  However, as a water quality parameter it refers to the scattering of light. In common language this...