The first public meeting to discuss the Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area (NWA) management plan was held on Feb. 10.
About 25 community members joined the Ninginganiq Area Co-Management Committee (ACMC) at Parish Hall. “Ninginganiq NWA was established primarily because the community of Clyde River wanted to protect bowhead whales and their habitat within Isabella Bay,” stated ACMC Vice-Chair Danica Hogan.
The three hour meeting, which started at 7 p.m., outlined the major components of the draft management plan. The presentation was followed by a question and comment period.
“Several people re-iterated the importance of the area to Inuit in Clyde River and encouraged the committee to continue to document information about the area,” explained Hogan.
Door prizes including hats, water bottles, camping equipment and gift cards were given to the attendees.