Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tree planting held in Memramcook and Cocagne honours environmental efforts
New Brunswick Environment Minister Roland Haché spent a busy day yesterday rewarding 2007 environmental leaders for their efforts to promote and protect the environment around them.
He was in Memramcook, where he took part in a tree-planting ceremony at the Memramcook Village Park in honour of Paul Doucet of Calhoun for 30 years of advocacy on behalf of his community.
Doucet worked to draw attention to the issues impacting his community including diesel emissions, uncontrolled dust and unpaved roads resulting from quarry and asphalt plant operations in the area and continues to work with government and industry to find solutions to the problems.
"It is up to us as residents of New Brunswick to conserve and protect the environment around us," said the minister.
The painting is by Laura Tasheiko