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.
In response to the changes that were made to the Fisheries Protection Act in 2012/2013, a committee has been formed to review the changes with the goal of restoring lost protections.
If you are interested in providing input to this committee, please head here:
www.letstalkfishhabitat.ca/?utm_source=staff-e&utm_campaign=talk-fish&utm_medium=eml ... See MoreSee Less
Our 2016 Duck Race was a grand success, our ducks were piped down the river by a local bag piper, free hot dogs and ice cream were had by all!
For those of you that were unable to make it to the Celebrate Our River Event and Duck Race on Saturday, here is a list of this year's lucky winners:
1st: Audrey Gallant
2nd: Charlie McPhee
3rd: Cindy Blacquiere
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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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 3 new photos.
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. ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group added an event. ... See MoreSee Less
Celebrate Our River Festival and River Duck Race!
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!