The Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association is looking for a person to join its Board of Directors. If you live in the watershed and are interested in protecting and improving our environment, we’d love to have you.
The Board includes up to twelve people from different walks of life. We meet once a month for about two hours. Board members may also participate in hikes and other activities for local residents to showcase the work we do and to just enjoy the outdoors.
Other information on the work of the board members is available elsewhere on our website, such as About Us and Meeting Minutes.
If you’re interested in joining us or learning more about this role, please contact our Chairperson, Clare Martin, at email@example.com
We will be
hosting our annual snowshoe event (or hike) on Saturday February 1. Everyone
should meet at the parking lot for the Winter River trail at 10am.
along the Winter River, participants will be invited to the private family
cabin of one of our volunteers, where we will warm up with some chili and hot
chocolate, along with enjoying some sweet treats.
the cabin, participants can take the short route back to the parking lot, or
feel free to independently explore some other areas of the Winter River trail
welcome if they are kept on a leash. Children are welcome – no leashes
required! For planning purposes, the route we will follow is around 4km. If
this is too far for some people, you can start with the group and take a
shorter route out (skipping the snacks) and have a total distance of about
2.5km. If needed, ask your trail guide to point out this route when the group
reaches the turn off point.
participants to bring their own snowshoes to this event. If snow conditions
require snowshoes and you don’t have any, please contact Sarah Wheatley in
advance, to see if arrangements can be made.
If there is
little snow, this event will proceed as a hike along the same route. Only in
the event of extensive ice-covered areas would the event be postponed to
There is no
cost for this event, but donations are always gratefully accepted.
Wheatley’s Raspberries will be donating the proceeds from all raspberry sales on Monday August 5, 2019 to Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association.
Who:Wheatley’s Raspberries have been growing raspberries in Suffolk for 40 years, first picking berries to sell, then transitioning to a completely U-pick operation.
What: U-pick raspberries will be available at
regular prices on this date. Customers can also choose to speak to staff members
from the watershed group about the work that the group does.
As a registered charity, we can issue
tax receipts for any separate donations made on this date, or at any time
August 5, 2019 from 8 am until noon
event of rain, alternate date will be Tuesday August 6.
Suffolk Road PEI
Raspberries is located next to a small stream of the Winter River in Suffolk,
and recognizes the value of this local charity in helping to protect and
enhance the environment in our community. Water is necessary to support all
life in our community and most of the water for the City of Charlottetown.
There are so many uses of water from Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed:
drinking and cooking
showers and toilets
brewing local beer
cleaning the hospital
ice rinks and swimming pools
How: Come to Suffolk to pick some local berries and support a local charity in the process. Please bring your own containers to transport your berries home.
Grow for the Flow
For the portion of the raspberry season that overlaps with sunflower
bloom, these flowers will be available for sale, with proceeds also going to
the watershed group.
Next year, Wheatley’s Raspberries encourages other landowners with a small patch of unused land to grow sunflowers, as a way to show their support for the watershed group. Planting sunflowers is also a way to support our local pollinator population.
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday May 22 from 7pm to 9 pm at Corran Ban Hall (1231 Rte 6).
Our guest speaker, Mary Gallant from Glenaladale Heritage Trust, will discuss the environmental management plans for their 529 acres of land.
We will also have presentations by our watershed coordinator on projects completed last year and what is upcoming this year, along with reports from the treasurer and chair of the board of directors. There will be a short business meeting after the presentations. Then we wrap up the evening with some snacks and conversation.