Fisheries and Land Resources
November 17, 2017

Provincial Government and Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity Sign Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement

The Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity and the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources have entered into a new Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement that will help protect valuable wetland and coastal habitats in the community.

A ceremony held in the community today marking the official signing of the agreement was attended by Derrick Bragg, Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources, and Councillor Samuel Gibbons, Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity.

This agreement will help provide for enhanced protection of nesting and staging habitats for ducks and other waterfowl as well as adding another layer of protection for land located around the municipal water supply.

The Municipal Habitat Stewardship Program is unique to Newfoundland and Labrador and encourages municipalities to recognize the value of wildlife habitat found within and near municipal planning boundaries and to take an active stewardship role in maintaining their value and integrity.

The Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity is the 40th community in the province to enter into a Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement with the Provincial Government. The backgrounder below contains a complete list of communities participating in the program.

“The Municipal Habitat Stewardship program clearly demonstrates how partnerships between the Provincial Government and municipalities can improve protection for sensitive wildlife habitats and encourage residents to support enhancement of natural areas within our communities.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

“The efforts of the Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity to conserve valuable wildlife habitat located within the heart of the community is a great example of how environmental stewardship can enrich our communities. The proactive efforts by residents and the town council will play a vital role in conserving sensitive wetlands, seabirds and other wildlife.”
Derrick Bragg
Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Land Resources

“Entering into this Municipal Habitat Stewardship Agreement is a significant accomplishment for the Town of Centerville-Wareham-Trinity. This agreement recognizes our community’s focus on environmental stewardship and provides us with the tools and knowledge to incorporate environmental sustainability in the municipal planning process.”
Councillor Samuel Gibbons
Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

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Media contacts
Craig Renouf
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2284, 709-632-8167

Councillor Samuel Gibbons
Town of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity


List of Communities Entered into Program Agreements

There are 40 communities which have entered into Municipal Stewardship Agreements with the Provincial Government. They are: Centreville-Wareham-Trinity, Bauline, Bay Roberts, Burgeo, Bonavista, Carmanville, Cartwright, Channel-Port aux Basques, Come by Chance, Deer Lake, Frenchman’s Cove, Flatrock, Flower’s Cove, Forteau, Gambo, Gander, Garnish, Grand Falls-Windsor, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Hawke’s Bay, Indian Bay, Labrador City, Lewisporte, Mary’s Harbour, New Wes Valley, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, Port aux Choix, Red Bay, Spaniard’s Bay, Springdale, St. Anthony, St. John’s, St. Lawrence, St. Lewis, Steady Brook, Stephenville Crossing, Torbay, Wabush, Whitbourne and Winterland.

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