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opening 4Welcome to the home of Wheatley River Improvement Group, a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to protection and management of The Wheatley River, Cymbria, Chapel Creek, Oyster Bed Bridge, Hornes Creek and Luke’s Creek Watersheds.

 

 

 

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group

We're interested in your input for this years WRIG activities! What would you like to see WRIG accomplish this year at Rackhams Pond? ... See MoreSee Less

We are now taking applications for full-time summer employment for the 2019 summer field season!! Get your resumes in before the deadline! ... See MoreSee Less

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youtu.be/dUlhNyrox-Q2019 WRIG AGM -Kate MacQuarrie - Government Watershed Funding Formula ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now taking applications for full-time summer employment for the 2019 summer field season!! Get your resumes in before the deadline! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

April 2019 UpdateHappy April! spring has sprung, and it is defiantly a welcome sight here at WRIG. Things are starting to get going after this long winter, gearing up for the upcoming summer field season.

To start things off WRIG’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is coming up! The AGM will take place on Wednesday April 17th beginning at 7:00pm and will be held at the Wheatley River Community Hall, located at 16 Rackham’s Lane, Wheatley River. The guest speaker for the evening will be Kate MacQuarrie, Director of Forest, Fish and Wildlife of Communities Land and Environment. Kate will speak about one of the major funding programs that help many watershed groups across the province do the great work that we do, along with some of the projects it has helped accomplish. A brief business meeting will follow, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome, we hope to see you there!

Over the past two months several waterfowl traps were set in the WRIG watershed. These traps were set by local hunters Geoff Wood and Arnold MacLean, volunteering to band resident ducks for the Canadian Wildlife Service. The ducks were outfitted with metal bands placed on their legs, with a unique code specific for that individual. With this information the Canadian Wildlife Service can monitor migration routes, population status, fitness and age of the individual. WRIG was lucky enough to join in the banding process, all together there was 86 ducks banded between two different species, Mallard and American Black Duck.

If you are interested in becoming a WRIG member you can do so at our AGM, by mailing in the membership form found on our website (www.wheatleyriver.ca), or by contacting us directly by email at manager@wheatleyriver.ca. A family/individual membership costs $10.00 and helps us to continue our work restoring streams, planting trees, and contributing to the overall goal of improving the health of our watershed. As a community environmental group, we rely on the support of our members and volunteers to make the work we do possible. Your support is truly appreciated! We are looking forward to the 2019 field season, and welcome any interested volunteers, who would like to get involved. Also keep and eye out for WRIG job postings in the coming months!

-Brittany
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April 2019 Update

WRIG’s Annual General Meeting

Mark it in your calendars, the Wheatley River Improvement Group’s Annual General Meeting will be held April 17, 2019. The meeting will take place at the Wheatley River Community Hall, just across the bridge in Wheatley River. All are welcome and encouraged join and ask any questions you might have. More information on this event to come in the coming months.
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*ANNOUNCEMENT - 2019 WWT EVENT CANCELLED*

Extensive icy conditions continues to be a problem at our Winter Woodlot Tour site and the weather forecast is not working in our favour for safe site conditions.

Thank you for your continued support and see you next year!!
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