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2 weeks ago
The Winter Woodlot Tour will be postponed until Saturday Feb.22.**ANNOUNCEMENT** It was a very difficult decision to make, but with the messy weather in the forecast we have decided to postpone the event until February 22. We hope you can still make it! ... See MoreSee Less
The beautiful Wheatley River!
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A beautiful winter photo of Jack's Bridge on Rassicot Farm. We were able to repair this damaged crossing in 2018 with grants from the Coastal Restoration Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Fund to improve fish passage in Ross Creek.
Thanks to local WRIG member Peter McDougall for this photo! ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to this event!We are excited to announce the date and location for our 2020 Winter Woodlot Tour! We hope to see you all there for some winter fun! ❄️ Stay tuned for event updates and check out our website for more details: www.winterwoodlottour.ca ... See MoreSee Less
The Wheatley River Improvement Group published a note.
3 months ago
December 2019 UpdateThe Wheatley River Improvement Group (WRIG) has had a busy autumn so far. The second round of headwater surveys for 2019 were conducted during a beautiful sunny week in late October. WRIG began completing headwater surveys on major waterways in the Wheatley River watershed and sub-watersheds in 2015. Data collected during these surveys help to develop map layers showing seasonal variability in stream flow and raise awareness of the importance of first order streams. This variability is tracked over time and long term changes are documented.
WRIG has also been working hard on preparing the pollinator garden at Rackham’s Pond for over-wintering. This involved cutting back the flowers, a lot of time spent weeding, some cultivating, and spreading a layer of compost over the entire area. WRIG received funding from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund (WCF) to cover the costs of maintaining the garden as well as to plan and design some new signs all about the pollinator garden and about wildlife at Rackham’s Pond. We hope to have the signs completed and installed in early spring 2020. The WCF is generated from the annual licence fees of anglers, hunters and trappers and from the sale of motor vehicle conservation plates. Choosing a conservation plate for your motor vehicle is an easy way to contribute to projects for watershed groups and other wildlife conservation groups.
In conjunction with the Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group and the Central Queens Wildlife Federation, WRIG has started planning for the 2020 Winter Woodlot Tour! The site for this year’s event will be in the Wheatley River watershed and we hope to be able to host the event even if the weather doesn’t fully cooperate. Stay tuned for further details and an event date to be released very soon. Details will be posted on WRIG’s website (www.wheatleyriver.ca) and Facebook page as well as on the PEI Winter Woodlot Tour Facebook page.
If you live in the area or are out enjoying nature, please share your photos with us and we can post them on our Facebook page for everyone to enjoy. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns, observations, or if you are interested in volunteering with WRIG — we would love to hear from you! We can be reached at email@example.com.
Enjoy the holiday season! ... See MoreSee Less