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.

thank you word art v2

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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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Trout spawning season

We had a visit from Sean Landsman this week to a location in the Winter River where we saw lots of trout spawning. He caught some great underwater photos of the fish.

spawning pair on redd

Spawning pair on redd

spawning pair on redd 2

Spawning pair on redd

posturing males

Posturing males

female redd male

Female on redd, with male nearby

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Fall field work positions

We are looking for workers for short term field work positions of approximately 2-8 weeks (depending on individual qualifications and funding). Main activities will include tree planting, clearing debris from streams, and assisting staff on other projects as needed.

Requirements

  • Ability to handle physical tasks such as walking for extended periods in various outdoor habitats (fields, woods, streams, etc.) and frequent lifting of heavy items.
  • Supply own transportation to job sites within the watershed.
  • Individual must provide their own clothing, rubber boots, etc. Some specialized equipment is provided.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions.

Assets

  • Chain saw experience would be very advantageous.
  • First aid training.
  • Residence within the watershed area.
  • Background in biology, wildlife, environment, watershed enhancement, or other relevant field.

Funding for some positions is tied to specific provincial government programs which have their own criteria, therefore we are seeking at least one individual who is over 30 years of age. However, other positions have no such restrictions, therefore individuals of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume to Sarah Wheatley at info@WinterTracadie.ca by September 7.

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Summer Contest

Since summer is the time of highest water use, we have started a summer contest!

Sign up as a new supporter at online between now and August 31 for a chance to win a gift certificate from Home Hardware worth $125, which would cover part of the cost of a new low flow toilet. Runner up prizes are low flow shower heads.

Already a supporter? Email info@WinterTracadie.ca and we will enter you in the draw too.

For more chances to win, get more people to sign up as supporters. Every time a new supporter lists your name on their form, you get an extra draw in the contest.

Contest is open to residents of our watershed and the City of Charlottetown.

gift certificate

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Visit us in our new office

This year we have set up an office location for the association. We are at 13977 St. Peters Road in Marshfield, just across from the Suffolk Road.

Since our projects involve so much hands on work in the stream and visits with our residents, we won’t have someone in the office all the time.

Office hours are currently set at Tuesday 1pm to 6pm, and Thursday 9am to 1pm for drop in visits. Other days and times you might find someone in the office by chance, especially if it is raining! You can always contact us and set up a time to visit and have a chat.

office photo

 

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Volunteer Events

Tree planting

  • June 13 at the Brackley Commons park (14 Union Road) from 10am until noon.
  • June 20 at the old Grand Tracadie school (16 Harbour Road) from 10am until noon.

At our tree planting events we will have snacks & drinks, trees & tools. We will also have some trees available for people to take home and plant where they like.

More information in a printable version: Walmart evergreen flyer

Shoreline Clean-up

In partnership with the Aquaculture Alliance we will be cleaning the shore around Tracadie Bay between June 25 and 27. Organize your own clean-up crew, our join in with our summer students when they head out.

A dedicated Waste Watch drop-off bin for clean-up wastes will be at the wharf in Tracadie.

Further details will be posted here as they are finalized.

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