About NSSA Adopt A Stream

NSSA Adopt A Stream is a community-based watershed stewardship program offered by the Nova Scotia Salmon Association. The program provides funding and technical support to help community volunteer organizations undertake projects to protect, repair and improve the aquatic and riparian habitats of local wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and estuaries in Nova Scotia. 

Across Nova Scotia, people are doing what they can to improve their local waterways to increase fish and wildlife populations. The results are impressive. Since 1998, 35 groups have completed  projects to restore freshwater habitats and enhance fish populations in rivers and streams. These projects resulted in restoration of more than two million square meters of aquatic habitat, and the planting of 200,900 trees along riverbanks. Dedicated volunteers have invested more than 124,415 hours to this worthwhile cause.

NSSA Adopt A Stream now supports the work of 20 to 30 community groups whose projects generally result in the restoration of upwards of 200,000 square metes of aquatic habitat each year.

The program brings professional habitat biologists and volunteers together to rehabilitate aquatic habitats for fish and wildlife.  NSSA Adopt A Stream offers training and data gathering assistance to community groups.  NSSA Adopt A Stream personnel also do habitat assessments, restoration research and effectiveness monitoring. 


About the NSSA

The Nova Scotia Salmon Association (NSSA) has been managing the NSSA Adopt A Stream program on behalf of conservation organizations and the recreational angling community since 1998. The NSSA is a not-for-profit, charitable conservation organization whose goal is the wise management of Atlantic salmon and trout. Founded in 1963, the NSSA is the regional council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, and has 25 local affiliates across the province. The NSSA is governed by an active Board of Directors.


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