Located in the City of Bathurst, in northern New Brunswick, the Daly Point Nature Reserve is a haven of biodiversity, and truly a natural gem. The project's focus will be to "polish and highlight" its "facets", i.e. to raise and sustain public awareness of the importance of the Point's protected status by:
Providing education on its habitats, biodiversity, species at risk, and the impacts of climate change through enjoyable interactive four-season educational and recreational activities such as school visits, week-long nature day camp for youth, hosting and promoting CAMP (Community Aquatic Monitoring Program) volunteers during summer months in conjunction with local non-profit environmental groups.
Fostering a sense of stewardship in the community by observing sustainable civic practices in a protected site, e.g. installation of bat houses for mosquito control, hosting of composting workshops on site.
Forming partnerships with environmental groups, endangered species biologists, and university researchers, carrying out continuous monitoring of wildlife populations, including the endangered Maritime Ringlet Butterfly, one of two species of salt marsh butterflies in North America, indigenous only in and around the Chaleur Bay, and contracting the services of an avian expert to conduct a census, using Cornell University protocols, to establish a baseline for future observations.
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