Thanks to our funders

We couldn’t do all the work we do without our funding partners.

 

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Fall 2018 job opportunity

We are looking for someone to join our crew for this fall. Main qualifications are physical ability to plant trees and walk long distances in streams, along with a positive attitude.
Job details: 2018 fall job advertisement
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More social media

We have expanded our social media presence with accounts on Twitter and Instagram. If you use these programs, consider following us.

https://www.instagram.com/wrtbwa/

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2018 Lady’s Slipper Hike

It’s time for our annual spring hike on the Winter River trail. As usual we hope to see some Lady’s Slipper flowers in bloom. We will have knowledgeable guides to point out features of interest along the way. We will also have a snack break at the family cabin of one of our volunteers.

Saturday June 9, 2018 – 10:00am to 12:00

Meetup location will be the parking lot/trail head for the Winter River trail (145 East Suffolk Road Extension in Suffolk).

More information about the trail on the Island Trails website:
http://www.islandtrails.ca/en/trail.php?t=1

Dogs are allowed on the trail. For our group hike, we ask that people keep their dogs on a leash.

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2018 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday May 22 at Corran Ban Hall (1231 Rte 6).

Our guest speaker for the evening, Evan MacDonald, will discuss “Sustainable Agriculture Resources – using new technology for soil conservation.”

Evan works in the Sustainable Agriculture Resources division within the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. He will chat about how they use drones, how they turn the information collected by drone into something useful on the land that helps keep silt out of our streams; how LiDAR (elevation) data can be used to identify higher risk areas for erosion (areas of concentrated flow); and available funding programs (focusing on Agriculture Stewardship and Soil conservation in particular).

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Land use in the watershed

An article we recently wrote to outline some changes in land use within our watershed.

Changes in land use

 

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2018 summer job opportunity

We are looking to hire 1-2 new summer students to join our team this year. Looking for at least one person to be available starting in May.

Full job description: 2018 student job advertisement

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2018 Snowshoe hike – CANCELLED

Ongoing poor weather and trail conditions mean we can’t go snowshoeing this weekend. With no snow in the foreseeable future, we aren’t sure whether there will be a new date.

If we decide to host at a later date, we will post here and on our Facebook page.

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2018 snowshoe hike – RESCHEDULED

Due to poor snow conditions we have rescheduled the snowshoe hike to February 17. All other information will remain the same.

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2018 snowshoe hike

It is time for our annual snowshoe hike along the Winter River trail. Meet with volunteers and staff from our watershed group to hike along the trail and learn a few things along the way. The starting point is the trail head at the end of the East Suffolk Road. The trail leads to the family cabin of one of our volunteers, where we will take a break with chili, cookies, and hot chocolate. Then choose between taking the short route back to the parking area, or exploring more of the Winter River trail system on your own.

Start time 10am. Finish time depends on how long you relax at the cabin!

Please bring your own snowshoes. If you do not have snowshoes, please contact us in advance. We will arrange to borrow the required number of pairs from the Eastern Region Sport & Recreation Council. Email info@WinterTracadie.ca or call 902-314-9293.

If you are bringing a dog, please keep it on a leash.

If you are worried about the distance, such as travelling with small children, ask us about the option of taking a shorter route to the cabin (or see map in the event Discussion section).

If weather conditions are not suitable, the alternate date for this event will be February 17th. Updates will be made on the event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/937351749749227/

More details about this trail system available at http://www.islandtrails.ca/en/trail.php?t=1

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