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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 Annual Celebrate Our River Festival and River Duck Race is coming up on Saturday, August 27th!  Contact us to get your duck tickets now!

[902-963-3198 or kayla@wheatleyriver.ca]

 

 

 

The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 2 new photos.

Thank you to everyone who came out for the BBQ and Duck Race today! It was a fun afternoon and we are grateful for your support!
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WRIG's Celebrate Our River BBQ and River Duck Race is coming up on Saturday! We hope to see you all at Rackham's Pond at noon! ... See MoreSee Less

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On Monday the WRIG staff had the opportunity to help electrofish a section of the Wheatley River upstream from Rackham's Pond! The data we collect from electrofishing is used to monitor the population of brook trout in the river and to determine whether rainbow trout are present.
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Celebrate Our River Festival and River Duck Race!

August 27, 2016, 12:00pm

Rackham's Community Pond, Wheatley River, PEI

The Wheatley River Improvement Group's Celebrate Our River Festival and River Duck Race is coming up and you are invited! Join us on Saturday, August 27th at Rackham’s Community Pond for this fun, family-friendly event. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors, to meet fellow community members and WRIG staff and directors, and to learn more about your local watershed group and the work we’ve been doing this summer. The BBQ will start at noon with free hot dogs and drinks—donations are greatly appreciated. There will be a scavenger hunt, kid-friendly activities, and watershed information displayed at the pond as well. The River Duck Race will begin at 1:00pm, so bring your family and friends out to enjoy the fun! The rubber ducks are released into Rackham’s Community Pond and race down to the Wheatley River Bridge. There are cash prizes for those who hold the tickets for the first three ducks to cross the finish line so hopefully your duck will be the fastest! Get your duck tickets now from Gallant’s Clover Farm Food Market in Rustico or from one of WRIG’s staff members or directors. Check out our website, www.wheatleyriver.ca, or contact our Watershed Manager, Kayla, by calling 902-963-3198 for more information!

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Update from WRIG by Field Crew Technician, Hailey Blacquiere:

The sunshine doesn’t slow us down! This week has been a busy week as the summer students here at WRIG have been planting trees, doing upkeep at the beautiful Rackham's Pond and doing some stream restoration work off of the Millboro Road. We've planted 578 trees so far!
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The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared PEI Invasive Species Council's photo.

Good to be aware of...
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This weeks post is from Council member, Karen Samis, Assistant Professor, UPEI Biology Department This week, I thought we could focus on the Top 10 Invasive and Horticultural Plants Across Canada. Although I love to see diversity in a garden as much as anyone, we need to be careful to ensure the plants we choose are not also escaping into natural habitats – all the species on this list are or were popular for gardeners at one time or another (many still are) and all have escaped. Although there are numerous invasive plants in Canada, species on the list (which is soon to be posted on the Canadian Council for Invasive Species website) have been identified in more than one province or territory as a top priority species for gardeners to avoid planting. Of the 86 species on the complete list, none are native in Canada, 34 species are regulated provincially and/or federally (note only purple loosestrife is regulated in PEI), all are invasive in more than one province/territory, and several have also been listed on the IUCN 100 worst invasive alien species list. The top 10 most unwanted plants are listed on six or more Grow Me Instead guides (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and/or Ontario, or GMI lists in development by PEI and Northwest Territories). Here’s the top 10 list, in decreasing order of “importance”. How many have you spotted on PEI? 1. Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) 2. Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) 3. Oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) 4. Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) 5. Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) 6. Yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus) 7. Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica) 8. Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides) 9. Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis) 10. Common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

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WRIG was out doing a shoreline cleanup yesterday morning with the crew from the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group. We were able to spend some time at the Barachois Beach as well as the area east of the Oyster Bed Bridge and collected quite a bit of garbage. We are thankful for our hard-working summer employees!
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