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The Wheatley River Improvement Group

🔅Environmental Fun Day 2021🔅

Last Friday, WRIG and HCWG were joined by grades five and six students from Gulf Shore, Central Queens, and École Saint-Augustin at Rackham’s Pond. The students spent the day learning about environmental science and conservation from seven different interactive exhibits!

Check out this year’s stations and their presenters:
Electrofishing ⚡️ PEI Fish and Wildlife
Tree Planting and Identification 🍃 PEI Provincial Tree Nursery
Bats, Scat, & Tracks 🦇 PEI Watershed Alliance
Birds of Prey 🦅 Island Falconry Services
Monarch Butterflies 🦋 Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association
Brook Trout Migration 🐟 Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group
Water Quality Monitoring 🧪 Canadian Wildlife Federation

A huge thank you to the students for their fantastic compliance with our COVID-19 regulations, to the teachers, bus drivers, and chaperones for making the event run so smoothly, and to the presenters for volunteering their time!
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🔅Environmental Fun Day 2021🔅

Last Friday, WRIG and HCWG were joined by grades five and six students from Gulf Shore, Central Queens, and École Saint-Augustin at Rackham’s Pond. The students spent the day learning about environmental science and conservation from seven different interactive exhibits!

Check out this year’s stations and their presenters:
Electrofishing ⚡️ PEI Fish and Wildlife
Tree Planting and Identification 🍃 PEI Provincial Tree Nursery
Bats, Scat, & Tracks 🦇 PEI Watershed Alliance
Birds of Prey 🦅 Island Falconry Services
Monarch Butterflies 🦋 Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association
Brook Trout Migration 🐟 Hunter-Clyde Watershed Group
Water Quality Monitoring 🧪 Canadian Wildlife Federation

A huge thank you to the students for their fantastic compliance with our COVID-19 regulations, to the teachers, bus drivers, and chaperones for making the event run so smoothly, and to the presenters for volunteering their time!

What a fun and interesting event this was! ... See MoreSee Less

What a fun and interesting event this was!

Photos from PEI Watershed Alliance's post ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Jamie for your generosity!! The lumber is going to be used for improvements at Rackham’s Pond, specifically re-installing the footbridge and building a new dock. If anyone is interested in helping out on construction days, please reach out! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Jamie for your generosity!! The lumber is going to be used for improvements at Rackham’s Pond, specifically re-installing the footbridge and building a new dock. If anyone is interested in helping out on construction days, please reach out!

Very interesting to see beaver activity from above! Did you know that beavers are native to PEI, but their populations have been extirpated twice since the mid 1800s? Their current population, originating via reintroductions from New Brunswick, is well established. Fun fact: the average weight of adult beavers is 50lbs! ... See MoreSee Less

Very interesting to see beaver activity from above! Did you know that beavers are native to PEI, but their populations have been extirpated twice since the mid 1800s? Their current population, originating via reintroductions from New Brunswick, is well established. Fun fact: the average weight of adult beavers is 50lbs!

Reminder that the Women's Institute Annual Roadside Cleanup is tomorrow, Saturday, May 8! If you don't have WI bags, clear plastic bags can be used from home.

Enter the WRCCA's Community Clean Up Photo Contest for a chance to win an ice cream from Gallant's!! Details below🍦COMMUNITY CLEAN UP PHOTO CONTEST in support of the WI Roadside cleanup

Share your photos of all the shenanigans you have while you donate your time to a good cause - picking up trash!

Submit your photos to our FB page for your chance to win an ice cream from Gallant's Clover Farm and your name announced on FB.

Contest closes at 9 pm on Sunday May 9th.
Voting closes at 9 pm on Sunday May 16th.

6 photo categories:
Most interesting item / Oldest item found / Most disgusting item /
Youngest collector / Best costume / Most bags collected

To submit your photos:

1. go to the Wheatley River Community Cooperative Association FB page
2. find the post with the photo category you want to enter
3. post your photo in the comments of the post

Anyone in the community can vote, by liking a photo. The photos in each category that have the most likes win!

Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

And here's the info that the WI sent out about bags and pickup a few weeks ago, in case anyone missed it:

"The Women's Institute Annual Roadside Cleanup will take place Saturday, May 8. Some easily identifiable WI bags will be available on April 27, 2021, however clear plastic bags can be used from home. Participants are encouraged to cleanup closer to the May 8 date, as bags risk re-littering before pickup commences the week of May 10.
Bags will be available at the Wheatley River Hall on April 27, 2021.
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Reminder that the Womens Institute Annual Roadside Cleanup is tomorrow, Saturday, May 8! If you dont have WI bags, clear plastic bags can be used from home. 

Enter the WRCCAs Community Clean Up Photo Contest for a chance to win an ice cream from Gallants!! Details below🍦

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP PHOTO CONTEST in support of the WI Roadside cleanup

Share your photos of all the shenanigans you have while you donate your time to a good cause - picking up trash!

Submit your photos to our FB page for your chance to win an ice cream from Gallant's Clover Farm and your name announced on FB.

Contest closes at 9 pm on Sunday May 9th.
Voting closes at 9 pm on Sunday May 16th.

6 photo categories:
Most interesting item / Oldest item found / Most disgusting item /
Youngest collector / Best costume / Most bags collected

To submit your photos:

1. go to the Wheatley River Community Cooperative Association FB page
2. find the post with the photo category you want to enter
3. post your photo in the comments of the post

Anyone in the community can vote, by liking a photo. The photos in each category that have the most likes win!

Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

And here's the info that the WI sent out about bags and pickup a few weeks ago, in case anyone missed it:

"The Women's Institute Annual Roadside Cleanup will take place Saturday, May 8. Some easily identifiable WI bags will be available on April 27, 2021, however clear plastic bags can be used from home. Participants are encouraged to cleanup closer to the May 8 date, as bags risk re-littering before pickup commences the week of May 10.
Bags will be available at the Wheatley River Hall on April 27, 2021.
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