The Jijuktu’kwejk (“gee gee WOK tok”) Watershed Alliance is a partnership of citizens and communities from Berwick to Wolfville in Kings County Nova Scotia, with the common vision of a healthy and sustainable natural environment.
Note about the name: Jijuktu’kwejk has been used to refer to the river which runs from Berwick to Wolfville Nova Scotia. It has been known historically as the Cornwallis, the Grand Habitant, and by other names as well. The name Jijuktu’kwejk has been used for many hundreds of years by the First Nations people in this area. Restoring the quality of this river starts with restoring its name, from a time when it was cared for and respected by local residents.
Formed from conversations between friends who wanted to see the River be a source of pride for our communities, we launched the organization in early 2016! Now we are working to get this organization on its feet by pooling our combined knowledge, skills and experiences to make the Jijuktu’kwejk River a cleaner, safer, more beautiful river. We hope to guide the organization to become a community-supported non-profit, with leadership and representation from across the watershed and from indigenous communities.
We have public meetings and events throughout the year, stay tuned to this page or our Facebook page for more info! Members are lucky- they receive notifications right in their email!
A swimmable, drinkable and fishable Jijuktu’kwejk River.
To move toward this vision, the association will achieve the following objectives:
- Improve watershed health
- Connect people with the river through outdoor experiences
- Maintain an organization with a focus on education, teamwork, development, engagement and positive change
Want to know what we’ve been talking about? Here are all of our minutes since 2016!
2018-03-20 Notes (the March 2018 board meeting was cancelled due to board members being ill or travelling)
2017-12 Notes (DOC)