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2 weeks ago
Photos from Ellen's Creek Watershed's post ... See MoreSee Less
WRIG's pollinator garden at Rackham's Pond has a new beautiful sign! We also have a new sign about wildlife features and the trail at Rackham's Pond. We'd like to thank the Wildlife Conservation Fund for funding this project, Haute Nature Design for designing these signs, and volunteer Emmett Dunne for installing them! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group published a note.
1 month ago
2020 WRIG AGM - MinutesIn light of COVID-19 the WRIG AGM was held via conference call and recorded on video by Micah Gallant.
In Attendance: Micah Gallant, Melanie Labelle, Kayla Nieuwhof, Stewart MacRae, Maggie McConnell, Renée Pastoor, Hailey Blacquiere, Peter McDougall.
WRIG Secretary Gary Loo was not present; Kayla took minutes in his place.
Micah called the meeting to order at 7:11pm and read a welcome statement. Melanie made a motion to approve the agenda, Kayla seconded. Motion Approved.
Melanie read the minutes from the 2019 AGM. Stewart made a motion to approve the minutes, Melanie seconded. Motion Approved.
Maggie presented the Watershed Manager’s Report for the 2019 season.
Brittany MacLean served as Manager
1150 trees were planted (plus 150 were donated), 7km of stream were rehabilitated, and 8 brushmats installed
Water Quality Monitoring at 22 sites was continued on a weekly basis in addition to anoxia surveys at 8 sites in the estuary
WRIG participated in CAMP through DFO at 6 sites in the estuary
A pollinator garden was planted at Rackham’s Community Pond
2020 special project: Part 2 of natural meander pattern recovery above the pond
Melanie made a motion to approve the Manager’s Report, Kayla seconded. Motion Approved.
Melanie presented the Financial Report. Kayla made a motion to approve the Financial Report, Stewart seconded. Motion Approved.
Micah read an update on the status of the current directors’ terms.
Micah will step down as chair and stay on as a director for one more term
Melanie and Gary both have 1 year remaining in their 3rd term
Kayla has 1 year remaining in her 1st term
Stewart has completed his final term but will stay on as a non-voting director
Stewart made a motion to nominate Renée Pastoor, Hailey Blacquiere, and Peter McDougall to the board of directors. Melanie seconded. The motion was approved and they accepted the positions.
Micah opened the floor for other business and questions. Peter inquired about provisions for the upcoming season and Maggie provided an update on funding. Two funding sources will allocate funding as usual. What the season will look like will depend on how the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.
Melanie made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:41pm, Peter seconded. ... See MoreSee Less
WRIG is looking to hire 3 students for summer positions ... see posts below for more details! Please send your application to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Watch the 2020 WRIG AGM, this year done by conference call with slides as visuals. ... See MoreSee Less
WRIG will be hosting an Annual General Meeting tomorrow evening for current directors and a few new members. We will be having the meeting as a conference call with a shared presentation. We apologize that we couldn't make this a public event this year. In the coming days, we will be posting the reports and minutes from the meeting here and on our website for anyone who would like to see what was discussed. ... See MoreSee Less