Oil and Gas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Join Nature NL for a Public Meeting and Discussion

Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 pm


The Gulf of St. Lawrence: Exploring the risks of oil and gas development in a unique and fragile ecosystem

With Len Zedel, Ph.D., Memorial University and Nature NL

And three members of St. Lawrence Coalition:

Jean-Patrick Toussaint, Ph.D. David Suzuki Foundation

Danielle Giroux, Attention FragÎles

Sylvain Archambault, M.Sc. CPAWS Quebec


The Gulf of St. Lawrence is truly unique among the world’s estuaries. This small inland sea, seven times smaller than the Gulf of Mexico yet richer in biodiversity, is exceptional in many ways. Its complex currents carry nutrient-rich waters deep in the continent, feeding fragile ecosystems; numerous whale species including the blue, sperm, fin and humpback come each year to feed on the gulf’s bounty; world-class bird colonies and salmon rivers all depend on the health of this vast ecosystem. Yet, this unique and fragile ecosystem is threatened by looming oil and gas exploration.


In the company of our guest lecturers, you will learn about the uniqueness and importance of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, but also of the risks posed by oil and gas exploration. Drilling projects are presently on the table and various environmental assessment processes allow communities, groups or individuals to express their views and concerns. Learn how you can add your voice to protect the unique Gulf of St. Lawrence.


The event will be held in Room SN 2109, Science Building

Memorial University, Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s

This meeting is co-sponsored by Nature Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network

Free Admission.  Everyone welcome!

Doors open at 6:30pm.