Stop Spraying NB had a very well attended information booth at the largest hunting and fishing trade show in NB (Moncton Sportsmen Show) from March 24-26’23.
Visitors to our booth told us that Moncton’s Turtle Creek watershed had been sprayed in 2022, even though we were told in 2018 that this was going to stop. This was also to the surprise of Moncton’s Mayor Dawn Arnold, who found out when media followed up on our press release.
We have evidence that spray licenses were issued to spray Turtle Creek in 2022 (map that has been generated using GNB pen data): https://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=b3b16d5f435c43168bd759a361401464
The Telegraph Journal interviewed us and reported on this (paywall): https://tj.news/telegraph-journal/102086474
CHMA (in Tantramar) also reported on this news: https://www.chmafm.com/welcome/environmental-group-maps-herbicide-use-in-n-b-forests-tells-province-to-stop-spraying-protected-watersheds/
SSNB has generated two maps that use open government spray data:
Historical Map: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=3e6db7d3e2e94169afd915cadf9028f5
Map that shows 2022 spray licenses: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=3e6db7d3e2e94169afd915cadf9028f5
Here are the two licenses: