Welcome 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.
Miss our Annual General Meeting this year? We recorded it just for you!
The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 2 new photos.
Are you interested in getting involved with a citizen science project to monitor the health of PEI's estuaries?
The Estuary Watch Program is getting started again for the year and we are looking for volunteers to spend a few minutes each day recording observations of estuary conditions (water color, clarity, smell, and sea lettuce presence). The data collected by local residents is incredibly important and is used to help us learn more about estuary health and water quality. We have logbooks available at the WRIG office, please contact us if you are interested in participating! Digital logbooks are available this year as well.
This program is a partnership between the Department of Communities, Land and Environmental (CLE) and the PEI Watershed Groups. Logbooks can be returned to WRIG (email@example.com) or to Cindy Crane with CLE. ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 17 new photos to the album: Environmental Fun Day 2016 — with Caseley's Tent & Party Rentals and PEI Invasive Species Council.
On Friday, June 10th, we had 102 grade 5/6 students from Gulf Shore Consolidated, Central Queens Elementary, and a local homeschool group join us at Rackham's Pond for the 7th annual Environmental Fun Day which WRIG plans in partnership with the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group. The students rotated through six different educational stations and filled out their 'Fun Day Passports' after each presentation. It was an excellent day and we are grateful for our wonderful presenters, all the great volunteers that came out to help, and the students and teachers that joined us! ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project's photo.
For anyone that is interested in learning more about the plants of PEI, head out to Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project this Saturday for a talk with biologist Kate MacQuarrie. ... See MoreSee Less
A talk on Island plants With biologist Kate MacQuarrie Saturday, June 4, 10am at Macphail Woods In celebration of Island flora, biologist Kate MacQuarrie will be sharing her love of plants at Macphail Woods on Saturday, June 4. Kate will walk the nature trails of the Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead in Orwell, starting at 10 am at the nursery. She will point out common and uncommon species of flowering and non-flowering plants. Wildflowers, ferns, club mosses, shrubs - all these and more will be part of the discussion and identification. Kate has been a driving force behind the data collection for the in-progress Flora of Prince Edward Island, travelling the many different types of habitats across the Island looking for both rare and common plants. In her work with the Island Nature Trust and now as Director of the Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division of the Department of Community, Land and the Environment, she has studied dune systems, old growth forests, and everything in between. This field work has given her an intimate knowledge of both native and non-native plants. This walk will be an excellent opportunity to learn about woodland flowers such as bunchberry and false lily-of-the-valley, as well as rarer wildflowers and our many non-flowering plants. There is no charge for the walk and no registration is necessary. Participants are advised to bring good walking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. For more information, call 651-2575, check out our web site (macphailwoods.org) or visit us on Facebook. Over the years, hundreds of people have taken part in the plant workshops at Macphail Woods and become more observant of the natural world around them. This event is just one of the many nature and forest related walks and workshops sponsored by the Environmental Coalition of PEI throughout the year. This lovely flower is our native yellow violet, blooming from early May until late September.
The grass gets long at the pond, so we're down there often cutting the grass and cleaning it up for all to enjoy. Come and visit!