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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.

 

 

 

The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project's Barred Owl Release Spring 2017.

Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project
This is wonderful!
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We were very lucky yesterday to witness the release of a Barred Owl into the Macphail Woods! Amazing work was done by the Atlantic Veterinary College and Island Falconry Services to help this one-eyed raptor rehabilitate before release. Although missing an eye, Owls can hunt primarily by sound, so this amazing bird should do well here at Macphail Woods.

The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared Sean Landsman Photography's video.

Sean Landsman Photography
Look at these fishing skills! It is so neat to see this mink in action.
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You think you're good at catching smelt? You ain't got nothin' on the skills of this mink! Feel free to share 🙂

The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared their event.

Our AGM is THIS WEDNESDAY! We hope to see you there - 7pm at the Wheatley River Hall, 16 Rackham's Lane, in the Community of Wheatley River.
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WRIG's 2017 AGM

April 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Wheatley River Hall, 16 Rackham's Lane

All residents and interested individuals are invited to attend the Wheatley River Improvement Group's 2017 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 19th beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place at the Wheatley River Hall, located at 16 Rackham's Lane in Wheatley River. We are pleased to announce Dr. Michael van den Heuvel and Gary Schneider as our speakers for the evening. Both Dr. van den Heuvel and Gary Schneider are experts in their fields and we are looking forward to having them. Dr. van den Heuvel, Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute, will give a talk titled "Estuarine Research in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Recommendations for Monitoring" and Gary Schneider will give a talk titled "Restoring the Acadian Forest - A Common Sense Approach". A short business AGM will follow and refreshments will be served. We'd love to have you join us for an evening of camaraderie and discussion. For those who are interested in supporting the Wheatley River Improvement Group, family/individual memberships are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the AGM. If you'd like more information, feel free to contact Kayla@wheatleyriver.ca.

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Culverts are the bane of an anadromous fish's existence. These little structures may seem innocuous, but all too often they present as impassable barriers. Here, rainbow smelt stage below a small culvert as they head upstream. Many will not pass through the structure, instead forced to spawn in suboptimal habitat below.

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Rainbow smelts have started to appear in PEI rivers. The rainbow smelt is a small coastal fish which enters freshwater streams during their spring spawning migration. The dip net fishery for smelts runs from April 1 to June 15 and there is a limit of 60 smelts per person/day. Please take only what you need and gently release what is not being harvested. Avoid walking through spawning beds to prevent damage to their eggs. This is a recreational fishery for personal consumption only - sale of smelts is strictly prohibited. Hats off to these intrepid young men who were seen catching some smelts for supper.

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared their event.

Our AGM is coming up on Wednesday, April 19th! Join us to learn more about Acadian Forest restoration from Gary Schneider and about our estuaries and important monitoring efforts from Dr. Michael van den Heuvel. The business portion of the AGM will also include an overview of the work completed during WRIG's 2016 field season. Everyone is invited, we'd love to see you there!
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WRIG's 2017 AGM

April 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Wheatley River Hall, 16 Rackham's Lane

All residents and interested individuals are invited to attend the Wheatley River Improvement Group's 2017 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 19th beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting will take place at the Wheatley River Hall, located at 16 Rackham's Lane in Wheatley River. We are pleased to announce Dr. Michael van den Heuvel and Gary Schneider as our speakers for the evening. Both Dr. van den Heuvel and Gary Schneider are experts in their fields and we are looking forward to having them. Dr. van den Heuvel, Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute, will give a talk titled "Estuarine Research in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Recommendations for Monitoring" and Gary Schneider will give a talk titled "Restoring the Acadian Forest - A Common Sense Approach". A short business AGM will follow and refreshments will be served. We'd love to have you join us for an evening of camaraderie and discussion. For those who are interested in supporting the Wheatley River Improvement Group, family/individual memberships are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the AGM. If you'd like more information, feel free to contact Kayla@wheatleyriver.ca.