Since 1992, ACAP Saint John has become known for partnering and working with the community to help provide solutions to existing and pending environmental problems.
ACAP Saint John was founded as part of the Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP), a unique community-based program initiated by Environment Canada in 1991 to help Atlantic Canadians restore and sustain local watersheds and adjacent coastal areas.
For over twenty-six years, our group has conducted successful in-school environmental education programs, summer camps, ecological inventories, water quality monitoring programs, habitat restorations, watercourse restorations, wetland enhancements, contaminated site remediation and engaged thousands of area residents in community cleanup initiatives.
ACAP Saint John has an excellent reputation in the community for acting as a third party mediator on contentious environmental issues, and continues to expand their role as a public source of knowledge and information dissemination. Through their management of the Saint John Harbour Environmental Monitoring Partnership, ACAP is working with industry and government to initiate cumulative effects monitoring – the first for any harbour in Canada.
To engage the multi-sectorial community of Greater Saint John in the collaborative management and restoration of our watersheds; and,
ACAP Saint John envisions a sustainable community that embraces the inter- dependence of the unique social, economic and environmental characteristics of the region’s watersheds.