Events Calendar

Flooding & Our Future: Being Prepared
Saturday 23 February 2019 - 08:30am - Saturday 23 February 2019 04:00pm

The Saint John River flood of 2018 was one of the largest on record, and resulted in significant disruption to citizens, communities, local economies, and nature. This day-long workshop is intended to bring together people from local flood-prone communities to gather information and work together to begin to prepare their properties and communities for another flood event.

The workshop will be of interest to people from Grand Lake, Jemseg, Gagetown, Washademoak , Waterborough, Belleisle and the surrounding areas.


  8:30 - Registration (By donation)

  9:00 - Welcome & Overview of the day

  9:15 - Overview of the Saint John River/The Wolastoq, its biophysical nature & vulnerabilities
             Ron Jenkins, 5R Environmental Consulting

10:00 - The Changing Climate & Our River
             Robert Capozi, Dept. of Environment & Local Government, Climate Change Secretariat

10:45 -  Nutrition break

11:15 - The power of community during a crisis:
             New Brunswick Underwater: The Saint John River Flood of 2018
             Lisa Hrabluk, Journalist & author

12:00 -  Lunch (provided onsite)
              Visit the display tables

  1:00 - Understanding our local vulnerabilities to flooding: A Mapping Exercise.
             Work in small groups with local maps

  2:30 - Lessons Learned from the 2018 Flood
             Matt MacGregor, EMO NB

  3:00 - Being prepared-Planning for next steps

  3:45 - Wrap-up

  4: 00 - Close

Donations are welcomed at the door!

Register CCA

Jemseg Lions Club
2 NB-695
New Brunswick
E4C 3M4

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