*The following is a release by the Stewardship Association of Municipalities (SAM)*
SAM held its Fall 2016 meeting in Happy Valley – Goose Bay on September 23-24. Participants were welcomed on Friday evening at the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce, with opening remarks from Town Councillor (and SAM Vice-President) Tony Chubbs.
The business meeting on Saturday included community updates from 19 member municipalities, and was followed by a tour of Birch Island Creek Management Unit, a natural area that is undergoing extensive restoration.
SAM President Linda Bailet welcomed the Honorable Perry Trimper, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, who spoke about the provincial government’s commitment to a wetland policy strategy.
The weekend was capped off with a Sunday morning tour of the Muskrat Falls dam construction site, courtesy of Nalcor.
Thank you to all of the municipalities that were able to send a representative, and a big thank you to the Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay for hosting. See you all at our next AGM, in Spring 2017!
To learn more about SAM, please visit http://www.samnl.org/