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.
COVID19 UPDATE: Please note we are generally fully operational with crew members out in the watershed. The board members are meeting regularly and we are accessible via phone or email. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us here
Duck Race Upcoming! See details here
5 days ago
Our WRIG summer crew is now complete 🙂 And here they are today tree planting in the rain, with smiles! ... See MoreSee Less
Please consider becoming a WRIG member or renewing your membership as we look ahead to the summer field season! Not only does the support of our membership help WRIG to continue conservation efforts, a strong membership base is also a measure of success for PEI watershed groups and is an important way to show that we are an active community dedicated to a healthy environment. ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group published a note.
2 weeks ago
June 2020 UpdateThe weather is warming up quickly and we are in full swing for our summer field season! The Wheatley River Improvement Group (WRIG) is happy to have two new summer students this year: Tessa Craig and Izzy Fitzpatrick, and two more students starting on July 6th. We have some exciting plans for the coming months so stay tuned to see what we are up to.
WRIG’s AGM took place on April 15th as a teleconference among the directors only. We posted a video of the presentation slides on our Facebook page and website for your interest. We were delighted to have three new members join the board: Renée Pastoor, Hailey Blacquiere, and Peter McDougall. We would normally provide an opportunity at the AGM to renew memberships but were unable to this year. If you would like to purchase a WRIG membership for the year you can do so online by using the donation option on our website or by mailing in the form found on the membership page at www.wheatleyriver.ca. Not only does the support of our membership help WRIG to continue conservation efforts, a strong membership base is also a measure of success for PEI watershed groups and is an important way to show that we are an active community dedicated to a healthy environment. Please consider renewing your WRIG membership as we look ahead to the summer field season!
WRIG’s tree planting for the season will begin in late June. We have already ordered and received over 600 trees that are earmarked for various sites around the watershed. If you know of any other areas that could benefit from native trees and shrubs or WRIG’s stream rehabilitation work please contact us, we’d love to partner with you to increase and improve habitat around Lukes Creek, Cymbria, Chapel Creek, Hornes Creek, Crooked Creek, and the Wheatley River.
Spring is an excellent time to be outdoors—Rackham’s Community Pond is a great place to visit to see osprey and do some bird watching, or cast a fishing line. Don’t forget to check out WRIG’s beautiful pollinator garden. Many colourful blooms are already out and the students have been planting some new native swamp milkweed plants and some new wild rose this spring.
Finally, the Estuary Watch Program is getting started for the summer again. If you are interested in helping to collect useful information on our waterways and estuaries please contact WRIG at email@example.com. Both log books and digital log sheets are available this year. This program involves making daily observations of water conditions in order to monitor water quality. Information is submitted to Cindy Crane with the Department of Communities, Land and Environment and the information is used to monitor changes in estuary health over time, anoxia and the conditions that surround anoxic events. ... See MoreSee Less
We WILL be holding our annual duck race this year, please see the page for details!
www.wheatleyriver.ca/latest-news/celebrate-our-river-event-and-river-duck-race-2020/ ... See MoreSee Less
WRIG summer students Tessa Craig and Izzy Fitzpatrick were very excited when they spotted Monsieur Le Castor swimming around at Rackham's Pond yesterday! Let us know if you come across any beaver dam construction in the watershed. ... See MoreSee Less