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The Wheatley River Improvement Group

December 2019 UpdateThe Wheatley River Improvement Group (WRIG) has had a busy autumn so far. The second round of headwater surveys for 2019 were conducted during a beautiful sunny week in late October. WRIG began completing headwater surveys on major waterways in the Wheatley River watershed and sub-watersheds in 2015. Data collected during these surveys help to develop map layers showing seasonal variability in stream flow and raise awareness of the importance of first order streams. This variability is tracked over time and long term changes are documented.

WRIG has also been working hard on preparing the pollinator garden at Rackham’s Pond for over-wintering. This involved cutting back the flowers, a lot of time spent weeding, some cultivating, and spreading a layer of compost over the entire area. WRIG received funding from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) to cover the costs of maintaining the garden as well as to plan and design some new signs all about the pollinator garden and about wildlife at Rackham’s Pond. We hope to have the signs completed and installed in early spring 2020. The WCF is generated from the annual licence fees of anglers, hunters and trappers and from the sale of motor vehicle conservation plates. Choosing a conservation plate for your motor vehicle is an easy way to contribute to projects for watershed groups and other wildlife conservation groups.

In conjunction with the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group and the Central Queens Wildlife Federation, WRIG has started planning for the 2020 Winter Woodlot Tour! The site for this year’s event will be in the Wheatley River watershed and we hope to be able to host the event even if the weather doesn’t fully cooperate. Stay tuned for further details and an event date to be released very soon. Details will be posted on WRIG’s website (www.wheatleyriver.ca) and Facebook page as well as on the PEI Winter Woodlot Tour Facebook page.

If you live in the area or are out enjoying nature, please share your photos with us and we can post them on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, observations, or if you are interested in volunteering with WRIG — we would love to hear from you! We can be reached at manager@wheatleyriver.ca.

Enjoy the holiday season!
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The Wheatley River Improvement Group

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We finally finished preparing the pollinator garden at Rackham's Pond for over-wintering... many weeds were pulled, now for a layer of compost! ... See MoreSee Less

We finally finished preparing the pollinator garden at Rackhams Pond for over-wintering... many weeds were pulled, now for a layer of compost!

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And a big thank you to Xandra van der Geer for her volunteer time on this project!

Nice work 👍

I love volunteering as a director for WRIG 💜 Interested in joining us at our monthly meeting tomorrow? (Nov 20th at 7pm) Message us for more info. ... See MoreSee Less

I love volunteering as a director for WRIG 💜 Interested in joining us at our monthly meeting tomorrow? (Nov 20th at 7pm) Message us for more info.

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I messaged last evening. Could you pleased share more details?

Check out this report - really important work - and applicable to all Island watershed groups!

Full report available at: www.salmonconservation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Atlantic-Salmon-Strategy-April-2019.pdf
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Check out this report - really important work - and applicable to all Island watershed groups!

Full report available at: https://www.salmonconservation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Atlantic-Salmon-Strategy-April-2019.pdf

The Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change is inviting all islanders to a series of water withdrawal regulation meetings. If you can't be there, make your opinions known by completing a survey available at: www.onthelevelpei.ca/ ... See MoreSee Less

The Department of Environment, Water and Climate Change is inviting all islanders to a series of water withdrawal regulation meetings. If you cant be there, make your opinions known by completing a survey available at: https://www.onthelevelpei.ca/
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