2010 SPRING WORK DAY at The Pond – Rackham’s Community Pond and Conservation Area.
What A Watershed Community – What a Spirit!
23 dedicated volunteers showed up bright and early, tools in hand, sleeves rolled up and ready to be a part of the Rackham’s Community Pond Spring Work Day. Surpassing WRIG’s expectations, the day’s accomplishments produced spectacular results as the transformation and improvements to this pond basin and conservation area continues.
The communities dream to have the Rackham’s Pond re-established as a jewel in our watershed has come about following MANY years of dreaming, deliberation, consultation, planning, BUT now,… following last year’s majour excavation, for wildlife habitat improvement, the community space is almost ready for it’s unveiling. This is due, in no small measure, to the people who arrived to work with WRIG on Saturday.
Grateful for the financial support from Hon. Carolyn Bertram, then Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour and Hon. Richard Brown, Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry, and knowing that both Ministers would be visiting Rackham’s the following Monday to participate in the release of approx 1000 brook trout into the Rackham’s Community Pond, our many volunteers worked into the early evening in order for the pond site to look it’s best, some returning Sunday morning to rake and tidy the site. We are pleased that the PEI government wishes to use this event at Rackham’s Community Pond as a promotional item to highlight their progressive and combined environmental and community improvement initiatives.
With the overwhelming community support shown to WRIG, the watershed residents desire to participate in local environmental improvement activities, our ministers will, no doubt, be proud to have invested in the Wheatley River Watershed.
Our thanks, for the valuable contributions made by our volunteers and to everyone who participated.