WHO WE ARE
Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program (NAACAP) is a community advocacy group concerned with the health of our watersheds and coastal areas. Formed in 1992 with the support of Environment Canada under the Atlantic Coastal Action Program, NAACAP has a long history of environmental research, advocacy, and action on issues affecting the quality of our natural resources with a particular emphasis on the watersheds and coastal areas of the Northeast Avalon Region.
Our work within Northeast Avalon watersheds has included:
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Wetland and Coastal Clean-ups
- Riparian Assessments, Planting, and Stabilization
- Environmental Education
Along the coast NAACAP has also been involved with testing wastewater from treatment plants, investigating leachates, and beach clean-ups.
As well, NAACAP has a keen interest in environmental education, and has hosted guided walks and activity days. NAACAP also gives presentations on the importance of our water resources and the need for water conservation.
NAACAP believes that the protection of our watersheds is important to the quality of life in the Northeast Avalon. Waterways and wetlands provide areas that are teeming with animal and plant life; they act as natural recreation areas that promote hiking and fishing; they act as lungs and filters for our towns and cities; and they are important for flood control.