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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.

 

 

 

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Our Celebrate Our River event, held at Rackham's Pond in Wheatley River is fast approaching!! There is 3 week left to get your tickets to enter a duck in our river race. You can get your tickets at Gallants General Store in South Rustico, the Oysterbed Esso or contact our office or one of our board of directors. You wont want to miss a chance to enter the race, so get your tickets soon for this great family event! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Celebrate Our River event, held at Rackham's Pond in Wheatley River is fast approaching!! There is 3 week left to get your tickets to enter a duck in our river race. You can get your tickets at Gallants General Store in South Rustico, the Oysterbed Esso or contact our office or one of our board of directors. You wont want to miss a chance to enter the race, so get your tickets soon for this great family event! ... See MoreSee Less

Our Celebrate Our River event, held at Rackhams Pond in Wheatley River is fast approaching!! There is 3 week left to get your tickets to enter a duck in our river race. You can get your tickets at Gallants General Store in South Rustico, the Oysterbed Esso or contact our office or one of our board of directors. You wont want to miss a chance to enter the race, so get your tickets soon for this great family event!

The date is set! Mark it in your calender's, our annual Celebrate Our River Day and duck race will be held on August 24th, 2019 at the Rackham's Community Pond in Wheatley River, hope to see everyone there! ... See MoreSee Less

The date is set! Mark it in your calenders, our annual Celebrate Our River Day and duck race will be held on August 24th, 2019 at the Rackhams Community Pond in Wheatley River, hope to see everyone there!

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The Wheatley River Improvement Group

June 2019 UpdateThe weather is finally getting warmer after this cold spring, that means WRIG’s summer field season is starting. We have many things planned for this 2019 season so keep an eye out!

Last year WRIG had two Alaskan-type fish ladders made to be installed at 2 hanging culvert locations. These ladders are made from aluminium and allow fish passage through a system without having to remove and replace the entire culvert. With the help of the department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy (TIE) these ladders are now installed on the little Bungy Road and the Church road, to help fish access the upper reaches of these tributaries.

WRIG has around 900 trees to be planted in the watershed this season, which will begin in late June. If you know of any specific areas or have an area on your property that could benefit from native trees and shrubs, please contact us. We’d love to partner with you to increase and improve habitat around Luke’s Creek, Cymbria, Chapel Creek, Hornes Creek, Crooked Creek, and the Wheatley River!

Environmental Fun Day is a day where WRIG, in partnership with the Hunter-Clyde watershed Group invite grade 4/5/6 students to come out and learn all about our local environment, natural resources and how we manage and them. There will be presentations on species at risk, fly fishing demonstrations, forest and woodlot management and water quality to name a few. This is a great day for the children, giving them some hands-on experience outside the classroom. We are very excited for this event taking place June 14.

WRIG is happy to join the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) this year. This is a program put on by DFO to see if groupings of different aquatic species, what is called a community, can be used to monitor the health of bays and estuaries. This program ranges from northeastern New Brunswick to Cheticamp, Nova Scotia and all-around PEI, and now in the Wheatley River estuary. Sampling takes place once a month during the summer, we are excited to see what we will find.

If you were unable to make it to the AGM and renew your WRIG membership this 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!

-Brittany
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