Pictou County Rivers Association receives support

Posted at 7:24 am on July 10, 2017 | Filed Under: News

A Pictou County group is receiving Federal money to help support fish habitats in the area. The Pictou County Rivers Association has received $25,000 from the Environmental Damages Fund for restoration projects.
The funds will be used for the restoriation of fish habitat in the West River watershed, with focus on activities for Six mile Brook, a tributary of the West River. The goal of the project is to reduce the amount of aggregate materials that enter into the system.
The funding is being dished out in part because of the two hundred and twenty five thousand dollar penalty against Northern Pulp. A pipeline break in May of last year resulted in 47 million litres of liquid waste being spilled into an area leading to Pictou Harbour.