Supporting The Watershed, So It Can Support You
The purpose of the Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Association (WRTBWA) is to protect and enhance the health and aesthetic qualities of the Winter River – Tracadie Bay watershed. Our enhancement work includes planting trees, cleaning streams, building brush mats, and many more tasks. We work to protect the watershed by through educational initiatives, collaborating with farmers, and advocating for water conservation. Detailed information about the work we have done each year can be found in our field work page.
People with varied interests and skills from across the watershed provide their time and support to make this purpose a reality. We have some paid staff members (mostly students who work during the summer), a dedicated volunteer board, volunteers who help with certain projects or events, and individuals who just like to join us for a hike or snowshoe tour through our beautiful area.
If you would like to get involved, our volunteering page has some useful information.
Our group has been recognized with two awards for our work.
- 2014 PEI Environmental Award, awarded to our organization, with special recognition of board member John Hughes. http://www.gov.pe.ca/jps/index.php3?number=news&newsnumber=9694&dept&lang=E
- 2013 Council of the Federation Water Stewardship Award http://www.councilofthefederation.ca/en/latest-news/13-2013/126-council-of-the-federation-announces-first-ever-recipients-of-excellence-in-water-stewardship-award
Group Photo at our 2015 AGM
(photo by Shirley Gallant)
Current board members: Clare Martin, Dwayne McNeill, George Coade, Jean-Paul Arsenault, Jeff Bysterveldt, John Hughes, Lowell Vessey, Matt Steeves, Ryan Winters, Sarah Donald, and Scott Stevens..
Past board members: Ben Bain, Ben Hoteling, Bernie Fitzpatrick, Cathy Corrigan, Dominic Johnson, Don Mazer, Esther Currie, John Dalziel, Luke Peters, Meghan McCarthy, Rod Dempsey, Sarah Wheatley, Will Horne, and the late Allan MacCormac.Share on Facebook