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 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 –

More details about this trail system available at

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Holiday Contest 2017

Would you like to win a great prize this holiday season and help the environment? There are two ways to help AND win:

  • Charlottetown residents can fill in a survey for a chance to win a Water Makeover package*. This may include toilets, rain barrels, shower heads, etc. based on the assessed needs of your home.
  • Anyone can Like and Share our Facebook post about this contest for a chance to win a $125 gift certificate for Home Hardware Charlottetown.

*Water Makeovers are only available to residents of Charlottetown who receive their own Water & Sewer Utility bills and have a water meter.

More information about the program is available on the Water Use Makeover page.

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Hiring again

We are looking for another chainsaw operator to join our team – full or part time hours are available.

Full details: 2017 chainsaw operator job ad

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2017 Lady’s Slipper Hike

Join us on June 10 for our annual hike on the Winter River Trail. The trail is home to some great areas of Lady’s Slipper plants, which we hope to see in bloom.

Meet at the trail head (145 East Suffolk Road Extension in Suffolk) at 10am. We will have our knowledgeable volunteers to answer your questions about plants and animals that you may see along the way.

Participants are welcome to bring dogs, provided the dogs are on leash.

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Job Opportunity: Agricultural Intern

We have a new job opening thanks to funding from Agriculture Canada’s Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative. We are looking for someone under 30 years of age who has an educational background in agriculture or a related field, to help us with a variety of tasks in this project, including soil and water sampling, identifying crops grown throughout the watershed, and planning for future projects on farms.

Full details are here: Agricultural Green Jobs Intern (update)

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2017 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday May 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Corran Ban Hall (1231 Rte 6).

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Todd Dupuis, who works in the Department of Communities Land and Environment as Executive Director of the PEI Climate Change Secretariat. Todd will discuss “The potential impacts of climate change on the Winter River-Tracadie Bay watershed.”

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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