Upper Bay of Fundy Project Charting a Sustainable Path for Rural Communities
A first ever community-led regional development process for the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy region is bringing people together to develop a plan that reflects the area’s unique community assets and opportunities.
The initiative covers an area comprising Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma, Sussex, St. Martins, and their adjacent rural areas. It brings together residents, business owners, non-profit managers, and local municipal officials.
The two year project is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Province of New Brunswick. It is administered by the non-profit Friends of Fundy. The first phase, which includes extensive community engagement, data collection and initial recommendations, will be completed by May 2022. The Working Group of the project has been studying tourism principles and reviewing the previous reports on the region and has now begun to formally engage communities. We’d love to hear your thoughts regarding the role tourism could play in community growth and development; if you’d like to share them, you can fill out a survey here: Rural Destination Development Survey (google.com)