Joint Management Committee Inc.

Spaniard’s Bay and Bay Roberts in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, signed a Municipal Wetlands Stewardship Agreement on June 6. 1997 for the protection of the Shearstown Estuary. In November 2005, both Towns set up a Joint Management Committee with a specific mandate to oversee the protection of these wetlands. Working with the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture Wildlife Division, this committee manages the specified wetland habitats located within the stewardship zone.

 

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Picture above… Avid birders Alison Mews & Ed Hayden from St. John’s led an evening ‘Bird Walk on August 28 in the Shearstown Estuary – there was no disappointments as the eagle once again put on a display to the delight of all.

The Shearstown Estuary is governed by a Joint Management Committee Inc., which is made up of two members from the Town of Spaniard’s Bay and two members from the Town of Bay Roberts.
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