WRIG is pleased to announce the release of its new booklet guide for landowners and residents: Stewardship in our Watershed

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PDF Version available here: WRIG – Stewardship in our Watershed

This project had been part of WRIG’s ongoing efforts to protect and restore wildlife habitat and water qualitythroughout the Wheatley River watershed, and encourage landowners to actively participate in the environmental stewardship of their properties, contributing positively to the overall health of our watershed.

The Wheatley River Improvement Group gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) – Prevention Stream, and the Prince Edward Island Wildlife Conservation Fund (PEIWCF), contributing to the creation of this WRIG booklet Stewardship in our Watershed for local landowners with natural areas, as well as the Wood Duck nest box building workshop hosted at Kent Building Supplies in Charlottetown.

Our appreciation is also extended to WRIG members and the residents of PEI, who continue purchasing fishing and hunting licenses which contribute to this important funding initiative.

To see this publication on line, please click the link above to view the booklet as pdf, and for more information on WRIG projects and how to get involved with our Watershed Group, please go to www.wheatleyriver.ca.

Printed versions of the booklet are available upon request, please contact the WRIG office.

About WRIG:

Wheatley River Improvement Group is 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 Lukes CreekWatersheds.

About PEIWCF:

http://www.gov.pe.ca/forestry/WCF

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About HSP – Prevention Stream:

http://ec.gc.ca/hsp-pih/default.asp?lang=En&n=59BF488F-1

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WRIG Wood Duck Nest Box Building Workshop

Today was a beautiful day to think about spring and waterfowl habitat enhancement. WRIG held our Wood Duck nest box building workshop, where close to 20 volunteers participated in putting together 11 cedar nest boxes. We followed design plans provided by Ducks Unlimited, and chose materials that will weather well for many years out in nature’s elements. Very special thanks to the fantastic team at Kent, who hosted the workshop in their community room, and their skilled staff who pre-cut and drilled the kits, and helped out, making this a family friendly workshop. Funding for nest box materials gratefully acknowledged from the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund.  We were even surprised with two guests of honour, a mated pare of domestic Wood Ducks, Avery and Margaret, who were brought in by Kent staff member Jeremy, who also happens to be licensed local duck enthusiast. The ducks were a little shy at first, but happy to be held by Jeremy and be admired by those who came to help provide these beautiful cavity nesting ducks with ideal habitat in the Wheatley River Watershed!
Thanks so much to all of the volunteers who came out and put the kits together; we hope to have them up this spring!

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Wood Duck Nest Box Building workshop tomorrow at Kent!

Wood_Duck_(Aix_sponsa),_Parc_du_Rouge-Cloître,_BrusselsTo those of you who registered for tomorrow’s Wood Duck Nest Box building workshop: Can’t wait to see you there! Just a reminder that we’re getting started at 1 in the Community Room at Kent Building Supplies in Charlottetown. The room is located at the back of the store, so if you’re not sure where you’re headed, just ask one of Kent’s awesome staffers where to go and they’ll show you the way! (photo borrowed from Ducks.org)

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