We are now a registered charity!

After a lot of paperwork, we have become a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency. If you would like to make a donation, we have created a page with links so you can easily do so – which will help our organization and reduce the amount of taxes you pay.

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2017 Snowshoe Hike

It is 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.

We will be meeting at 10am on Saturday February 18. 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.

Please bring your own snowshoes. If you do not have snowshoes but would like to attend, please contact us in advance so we can arrange to get you a pair (902-314-9293 or info@WinterTracadie.ca).

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.

If weather conditions are not suitable, the alternate date for this event will be February 25th. Check this page or our Facebook event page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/1272029956196651/ 

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

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Contest Alert!!

For December, the Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association is running a contest for the good of all!

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One lucky family will win coaching and support for adopting selected water-saving devices like low-flow toilets and showerheads, faucet aerators, rain barrels, water jugs, or flowering shrubs that are native to the Island.

This contest launches our Water Use Makeover Program to encourage conservation and reduce the amount of water drawn from Winter River. During this program, we will welcome nearly 50 households and 10 businesses to take part in helping reduce water use. To be eligible, participants must already have a water meter installed, be within Charlottetown’s city limits, and complete a brief survey.

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Accepted participants will complete a more detailed survey, gain a water-use assessment, and receive easy-to-adopt recommendations for conserving water, all for free. Water saving devices will be available to eligible participants for a nominal fee, thanks to project funding provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada.

We know this is a busy and expensive time of year, so any eligible families that apply early (by December 31) will be entered in our contest—a draw for one household to have participation fees completely waived. Apply today if you qualify.

Please share this program with your friends, family, and community groups, or post the attached flyer on a bulletin board.

Together, with your participation in our Water Use Makeover Program, we can all make a positive difference.

Every drop of water saved helps brook trout and all aquatic species that live in Winter River. Water conservation also benefits us all. In Charlottetown, everyone counts on safe, reliable access to water. Whether at home or at work, that water is drawn from the Winter River watershed.

Conservation helps us normalize water levels and water temperature in Winter River. It also prevents the nearby springs and streams from drying up as quickly, and can delay or limit any water restrictions that affect irrigation on local farms.

Ready to apply? Complete our online survey, or contact us directly (info@wintertracadie.ca or 902-314-293). Even if you miss our December 31 deadline for the contest, we encourage you to apply for one of the spots in our program.

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Water Use Makeover Program

The Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association is proud to be launching the “Water Use Makeover Program” in an effort to provide the education and materials necessary for participants to make a lasting reduction in their water use, and thus reduction in water extracted from the Winter River watershed. The program is open to ~ 50 households and ~ 10 local businesses in the City of Charlottetown who pay for water based on measurements from a water meter.

Please invite your family and friends to like and share the Water Use Makeover Program so together, Charlottetown can make a measurable difference in water conservation! #savewinterriver

For more information visit our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/watermakeover

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Job opportunity

We have a position that has become available through the Work Experience PEI program. This will be a 21 week position for someone who is not currently a student. Ideally we would like someone with a university degree in biology, environmental science, conservation, or similar field, or similar educational background from a college program.

http://skillspei.com/programs-for-job-seekers/work-experience-pei

If you think you meet the criteria for this program, please send your email to info@WinterTracadie.ca or call 902-314-9293.

More detailed information on the job in our Kijiji ad.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM for this year is scheduled for Tuesday May 24, 7-9pm. The event will be held at the Corran Ban Hall.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Michael R. van den Heuvel, Director of the Canadian Rivers Institute, and professor at UPEI. The title of the presentation will be “From springs to ocean: Issues for watershed management on PEI”.

RSVP on Facebook to stay informed of any changes and for reminders: https://www.facebook.com/events/272214993118967/

We look forward to seeing many residents at the event.

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Volunteer appreciation

National Volunteer Week 2016 is April 10-16, so here is a little word art showing some of the many ways that our great volunteers help out.

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Now accepting resumes for summer positions

If you are looking for a rewarding summer job, then we want to hear from you.

Full details available here: 2016 general job advertisement

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This is how we pay for our work.

2015 funders

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2016 Snowshoe event

Join us on the Winter River trail for a guided tour through one of our favourite areas of the watershed on Saturday February 20th.

Bring your snowshoes and meet us at 10 am at the trail head, located at the end of the East Suffolk Road (Rt 229). We will snowshoe the trail along the river, and stop for a snack at the Hughes family cabin before heading home.

If weather conditions are poor, alternate date for the event is the next Saturday, Feb 27. Watch this website, our Facebook page for cancellation information.

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