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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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.

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Spawning pair on redd

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Spawning pair on redd

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Posturing males

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Female on redd, with male nearby

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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.

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Like us on Facebook

You can show your support for our group and the work we do by Liking our Page on Facebook. There are more frequent updates and posts of news stories, photos from the field, and other items that may be of interest.

www.Facebook.com/WRTBWA

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Notice Board

This section of our website will be used to post notices for upcoming events, meetings, etc.

Examples of some previous events are September shoreline cleanup, late spring hikes on the Winter River trail, winter snow shoe treks  through the Winter River trails, watershed area yard sales, and our annual general meetings.

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