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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.

 

 

 

Join us on Saturday, August 26th at Rackham's Pond for the exciting River Duck Race! Everyone is invited, we'd love to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group added an event.

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 26th 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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The Wheatley River Improvement Group published a note.

August 2017 Update
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The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 4 new photos to the album: 2017 Field Season.

Last week we focused on cleaning up garbage around old dump sites in the watershed. Between an area along the Crooked Creek and an area of shoreline along Rustico Bay we collected over 630kg of garbage.
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WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds. Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season. 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. Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!

WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds.  Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season.  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.

Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!

Keila Miller, Marten Nieuwhof and 14 others like this

Darren PerryThat's slot of garbage! Well done

3 weeks ago   ·  1
Darren Perry

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group shared Prince Edward Island Government's P.E.I. Estuary Watch Program.

Prince Edward Island Government
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Thanks go out to the volunteers with the P.E.I. Estuary Watch Program! “Estuary Watchers” record daily observations of water clarity, water colour, the presence of odours, as well as the amount and relative health of sea lettuce present in a section of estuary. Department staff use the information to produce a score on the health of the estuary (healthy, impaired, hypoxia, anoxia). A graph is then produced showing the changes in water quality over the season. Each Estuary Watch participant, along with the local watershed group, will receive a short report on these results in December. The watershed group can publish or post this report or use it as they see fit. Robert Mitchell

The Wheatley River 4H Club's picnic is taking place today from 2-4! Our staff is down at Rackham's Pond with a nature scavenger hunt and crafts. Don't forget to stop by! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 4 new photos to the album: 2017 Field Season.

WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds. Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season. 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.

Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!
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WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds.  Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season.  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.

Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!

Emma Spence, Elisabeth Vanderzwaag Nieuwhof and 4 others like this

Trudy MacDonaldPlease tell us what the workers in the pictures are doing to improve our watershed.

1 month ago

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group added 6 new photos to the album: 2017 Field Season.

WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds. Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season. 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.

Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!
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WRIG works to protect and improve habitat in the Wheatley River and sub-watersheds.  Canada Summer Jobs and the Jobs for Youth Program make it possible for us to hire staff for 8 weeks during the summer field season.  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.

Thank you to everyone that supports WRIG and helps to make our work possible!