ARC2022 will be Nov. 8 – 10 at the Dalhousie Agircultural Campus in Truro.

Registration is now open!

The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association / Association Canadienne de Rehabilitation des sites Degrades (CLRA/ACRSD) brings together people, ideas, and technology involved in reclaiming the earth in Atlantic Canada.

Congratulations to the 2021 IN-TECH Reclaimation Award Recipients, Dr. Pett and NSLands

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NEWSLETTER Spring 2021


A Message from the President

It is an important year for the Atlantic Chapter of the CLRA! 2021 marks the 20th anniversary since the chapter was initiated and who could have foreseen how things have changed? The last couple years have been challenging professionally and personally for us all but we are looking forward to looking back; sharing stories and experiences from years past and how we have grown as an association and industry here in Atlantic Canada. Our AGM in April was a huge success and we welcome two new board members to the team as we bid farewell to two who will be greatly missed. We are looking forward to having new perspectives and fresh ideas for how to move forward and come through this pandemic stronger than ever. As vaccination rates rise we look forward to hosting in person events next year and some fresh and interesting virtual content in 2021.

Abby van der Jagt
President, Atlantic Chapter


Welcome new Board Members!

The Atlantic Chapter AGM was held April 22nd, 2021 and we said good-bye to two great board members: Linwood Dunham, and Stephanie DeRuiter. Thank you for your valued contributions to our board and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

This opened two new spots on the board, and we welcomed back Tony Bowron and new to the board, Carman Stevens. Thank you for answering the call and stepping up to continue the work of the CLRA in the Atlantic region, we look forward to working with you both!


ARC2021 Plans

This spring really showed things can change in a very short time. Although we are thrilled with the rising vaccination rates, we would like to remain cautious when it comes to planning a large gathering and travel for our members.
That being said, we will be planning a virtual ARC2021 Fall Conference November 15 – 19th. We are looking forward to more participation this year than we had in 2020 and would like to “Call for Abstracts” right now! Please consider submitting your presentation topics, the deadline to get them in will be September 17th. We look forward to connecting virtually with you.

As the year progresses and each province moves through the phases of reopening, we will continue to monitor for other opportunities to host in person gatherings in a safe way and hope to see you all then.


Photography Contest

We are hoping to continue releasing a Bi-Annual newsletter to keep you updated on the activities of the board. Last year our Newsletter Chair contributed several great pictures of environmental sites around the region as well as some great personal shots that highlight the beauty of Atlantic Canada. Pam Reyno from AGAT Laboratories graciously provided all the shots in this Newsletter. Thanks Pam!

If you have any pictures you would like to share for a site you are working on or a particularly beautiful flora/fauna/landscape you come across, please send your photos to [email protected] and include your full name, title, company, and brief caption for your photo.

Note when submitting photos, you agree to have them shared on our newsletter or social media platforms, always with credit, with the knowledge they may be cropped or altered to fit within the formatting required.


Call for National Award Nominations

Do you know someone in the environmental sector that deserves recognition for outstanding achievements or work in their field? Nominations for the CLRA National Awards including the IN-TECH Reclamation Award, Dr. Edward M. Watkin Award, Dr. Jack Winch Early Career Award, and Linda Jones Memorial Award, are due by August 30, 2021. Follow the link below for more information:


20th Anniversary Year

The Atlantic Chapter of the CLRA was initiated in 2001. This year marks the 20th anniversary and we would like to celebrate with you! Please submit your pictures from CLRA events through the years. If you have any photos or great stories to share from the early years of CLRA please send to [email protected] with your name, title, company, and a caption for the photo including the date/year, event/location as well as anyone who may be pictured. We will be sharing these on social media so please only include photos you would be comfortable sharing publicly.

Looking forward to see what comes in and learning more about the history of the CLRA!


Reclamation Magazine

Lyndon is collecting articles for the winter edition of the Reclamation Magazine. Please consider submitting articles about your projects here in Atlantic Canada. We love to see Atlantic projects represented in this nationally distributed magazine.

Also, any members who are interested in advertising in the Reclamation Magazine should know that some of those advertising dollars come back directly to our Atlantic Chapter. Please consider highlighting our region by advertising or submitting an article. Reach out to Lyndon at: [email protected]


We’d love to hear from you!

Contact us with your ideas and feedback on our Newsletter and submit ARC2020 webinar presentation ideas by following the link below:

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New Members Welcome!

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