Located just 45 minutes outside of Fredericton, the Village of McAdam has become greener - from creating an entirely new nature trail, to planting more flowers around town.
“People should be looking out for the environment and improving their community,” says Ramses Smith
“People should be looking out for the environment and improving their communities,” says Ramses Smith, an aviation student at Mount Allison University who has led the efforts as part of his summer job with the village.
Funded in part by CPRA’s Summer Work Experience Green Jobs Initiative, with support from the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program, the summer position has improved the community’s existing parks and trails - allowing residents and visitors to enjoy their local recreational spaces.
“We added new play equipment to a park, planted and maintained flowers, and improved walking trails,” Ramses explains.
In his job, he also created a new walking trail for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“I dug it up and added crushed rocks. MADD donated a bench to the trail, and we set up picnic tables near the trail,” he says, adding that an existing trail behind the village’s historic train station was also cleaned up. “It was overgrown, so we cut all the grass and cleaned up the trail and benches.”