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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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