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Located in northern Manitoba, the 50,000 km2 Seal River Watershed is one of the largest remaining ecologically intact watersheds in the world.
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The St. Croix River (Skutik River) begins its journey to the ocean some 180 kilometres to the north of its mouth. It acts as the international boundary between Canada and the United States along its eastern branch. At Grand Falls, the eastern and west branches join to form the mainstream that continues until it meets the ocean near St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and Calais, Maine.
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On September 20, 2023, we had the honour of presenting the 2023 Canadian River Stewardship Award to two amazing individuals: Molly Demma and Peter Labor. This award honours the work of Canadians to highlight the significance of rivers and honour their role in our past, present, and future. In this article, we celebrate the accomplishments of Molly Demma and her impact on the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
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On September 20th, 2023, we had the honour of presenting the 2023 Canadian River Stewardship Award to two amazing individuals, Peter Labor and Molly Demma. This award is presented every three years to individuals or organizations who have made a significant contribution to the stewardship of a Canadian Heritage River or to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System program as a whole. In this article, we highlight the contributions of Peter Labor to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
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In September, Parks New Brunswick welcomed the 2023 Canadian Heritage Rivers System for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The CHRS Board and Technical Planning Committee members got to meet local river stewardship groups, attend workshops, and discuss next steps for Canadian heritage rivers from the traditional and unceded territories of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati Peoples.
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The Canadian Heritage Rivers Systems (CHRS) includes 40 rivers spanning 11,000 km from coast to coast to coast. Without the dedication of extraordinary individuals, we would not be able to recognize, celebrate, and conserve these rivers. The Canadian River Stewardship Award is presented every three years to individuals or organizations who have made a significant contribution to the stewardship of a Canadian Heritage River or to the Canadian Heritage Rivers System program.
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Pimachiowin Aki UNESCO World Heritage site is a 29,040 square kilometre area straddling the east side of Manitoba and west side of Ontario. Meaning “The Land That Gives Life,” Pimachiowin Aki encompasses the traditional lands of four Anishinaabeg communities: Bloodvein River, Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi and Poplar River, and includes the Bloodvein Canadian Heritage River. Melba Green is the Guardian for Bloodvein River First Nation, and the following is a summary of a conversation she had with Manitoba Parks about her work.