Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) : Institut de recherche du Mersey Tobeatic


MTRI is a non-profit co-operative with a mandate to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and beyond through research, education, and the operation of a field station.

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We like to keep our members, volunteers, and the public informed about what's going on.  We publish our own Mersey Messages newsletter a few times during the year, as well as an annual Volunteer News booklet.


Mersey Messages Newsletter

Throughout the year, a few newsletters are compiled to let you know about the exciting projects and happenings at MTRI and in the field.  If you would like to receive our newsletters via email as they are published, sign up to become a member of our co-operative!



May 2015 Newsletter


January 2015 Newsletter



August 2014 Newsletter



March 2014 Newsletter




October 2013 Newsletter

August 2013 Newsletter

March 2013 Newsletter



September 2012 Newsletter

June 2012 Newsletter

January 2012 Newsletter



September 2011 Newsletter


Volunteer News

MTRI works collaboratively with Parks Canada, Acadia University, Bear River First Nations, and other industry, government, and community groups to deliver engaging volunteer programs to local communities. Species at Risk is the focal point of our efforts, and each year since 2006 we have collaborated in the creation of these "Volunteers News" booklets, which are yours to view below.