Established in 1993, Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc. (ECW) is a not-for-profit, environmental resource and research centre located in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. Serving Eastern Charlotte County, in Southwestern New Brunswick, ECW aims to collaborate with like-minded organizations to promote community well-being through sound environmental health. This is accomplished by facilitating projects that integrate common social, economic, and environmental concerns.

The mission of ECW is to encourage community awareness of the local environment, promote sustainable management of natural resources, and to assist with maintaining a viable local economy.

The scope of ECW’s activities encompass the following topics:

  1. Integrated watershed assessment
  2. Coastal zone management
  3. Sustainable development
  4. A participatory approach towards environmental management issues
  5. Education