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Welcome to the home of the Wheatley River Improvement Group – a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and management of the Wheatley River, Cymbria, Chapel Creek, Oyster Bed Bridge, Hornes Creek and Luke’s Creek Watersheds.

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1 month ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

Have you ever considered the importance of pruning? It can remove dead/infected branches as well as influence the tree’s growth pattern, thereby increasing its lifespan. WRIG assesses each tree that we plant and establishes one main vertical stem, or leader. If a tree has multiple leaders, they will grow outward and eventually their weight will cause them to break, exposing the tree to infection and disease. Trees don’t heal themselves: instead, fresh tissue (wound wood) grows from the branch collar and covers the wound. Proper pruning technique is important to minimise the wound’s exposure time, as the “healing” process can take months or years to occur.

WRIG staff have received in training from Gary Schneider of MacPhail Woods. Check out their website for courses/resources if you are interested in improving your pruning skills!

Pruning diagram obtained from Deep Green Permaculture.
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Have you ever considered the importance of pruning? It can remove dead/infected branches as well as influence the tree’s growth pattern, thereby increasing its lifespan. WRIG assesses each tree that we plant and establishes one main vertical stem, or leader. If a tree has multiple leaders, they will grow outward and eventually their weight will cause them to break, exposing the tree to infection and disease. Trees don’t heal themselves: instead, fresh tissue (wound wood) grows from the branch collar and covers the wound. Proper pruning technique is important to minimise the wound’s exposure time, as the “healing” process can take months or years to occur.

WRIG staff have received in training from Gary Schneider of MacPhail Woods. Check out their website for courses/resources if you are interested in improving your pruning skills!

Pruning diagram obtained from Deep Green Permaculture.

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WRIG would like to thank Janet Marshall and the Cymbria Lions Club for choosing to support our group by sponsoring a bench and building materials. These generous donations make our projects possible! Please get in touch if you would like to help sponsor a project... every dollar counts! ... See MoreSee Less

WRIG would like to thank Janet Marshall and the Cymbria Lions Club for choosing to support our group by sponsoring a bench and building materials. These generous donations make our projects possible! Please get in touch if you would like to help sponsor a project... every dollar counts!

Congratulations to the winning ducks!!

1st place: Danielle Pond (Duck #302)
2nd place: Andrea MacPherson (Duck # 88)
3rd place: Jiselle Bakker (Duck #264)

Thank you to everyone for supporting our group by buying tickets and making donations! We sold 323 tickets!!
A big thanks to our sponsors: ADL, Gallant's Country Store, and Sobeys.
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Congratulations to the winning ducks!!

1st place: Danielle Pond (Duck #302)
2nd place: Andrea MacPherson (Duck # 88)
3rd place: Jiselle Bakker (Duck #264)

Thank you to everyone for supporting our group by buying tickets and making donations! We sold 323 tickets!!
A big thanks to our sponsors: ADL, Gallants Country Store, and Sobeys.

Please no more online sales for duck tickets - we are headed to the Pond!
We will have tickets at Rackham's Pond from 11am - 1pm.
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Only 2 more days to get your duck tickets!! 1 in 400 chance to win!! Cash prizes!!

How to get tickets:
-send an etransfer to manager@wheatleyriver.ca
-use the "donate" link on our website to pay with PayPal
-in person at Gallant's Country Store or the Oyster Bed Esso
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Only 2 more days to get your duck tickets!! 1 in 400 chance to win!! Cash prizes!!

How to get tickets:
-send an etransfer to manager@wheatleyriver.ca
-use the donate link on our website to pay with PayPal
-in person at Gallants Country Store or the Oyster Bed Esso

3 months ago

The Wheatley River Improvement Group

Meet our summer staff!! They’ve been working hard all summer and are doing a great job. Some of their accomplishments to date include planting over 400 trees, monitoring 46 nest boxes, cutting 2km of trail, clearing 1.5km of stream, and building 656ft of brush mat! Thanks guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet our summer staff!! They’ve been working hard all summer and are doing a great job. Some of their accomplishments to date include planting over 400 trees, monitoring 46 nest boxes, cutting 2km of trail, clearing 1.5km of stream, and building 656ft of brush mat! Thanks guys!
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