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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.

 

 

 

4 days ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

As of 2012 the Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) was listed as endangered under COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). Only 30,000 adult individuals are estimated in the Atlantic sub-population.Leatherback turtle found washed up on shore at Argyle Shore. Weighed in at 1020lbs!! Stay tuned for video. ... See MoreSee Less

As of 2012 the Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) was listed  as endangered under COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada). Only 30,000 adult individuals are estimated in the Atlantic sub-population.Image attachment

3 weeks ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

There is still so much we have yet to learn about nature!Crown shyness is a naturally occurring phenomenon in some tree species where the uppermost branches in a forest canopy avoid touching one another. The visual effect is striking as it creates clearly defined borders akin to cracks or rivers in the sky when viewed from below.

Although the phenomenon was first observed in the 1920s, scientists have yet to reach a consensus on what causes it.

According to Wikipedia, it might simply be caused by the trees rubbing against one another, although signs also point to more active causes such as a preventative measure against shading (optimizing light exposure for photosynthesis) or even as a deterrent for the spread of harmful insects.

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There is still so much we have yet to learn about nature!

1 month ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

November 2018 Update ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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October 2018 Update ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Who are you? I'd like an update on the tree nursery situation at Don Matheson's place. While I was still on the Board, Don attended an AGM and requested the watershed group bring the area back to what it once was. As well I'd like some info on the success of the work done at Augustine Cove to protect the bank from the tides. Kayla and I went to help on one occasion . . . . Thanks.

3 months ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

We've wrapped up another fantastic summer last week! Thank you so much to all our members, landowners, and supporters that are dedicated to environmental stewardship in our watershed - we appreciate you!

Our work includes: planting native trees and shrubs to enhance and improve riparian zones and upland habitat, removing blockages and debris that disrupt connectivity in our rivers and streams making it difficult for fish to reach valuable habitat upstream, completing water quality monitoring, completing riparian health assessments that will guide future work, completing projects focused on stream rehabilitation, planning and participating in community events and educational events, and more.

Here are some photo highlights from August...
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3 months ago

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September 2018 Update ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

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