Below are just some of the many different ways you can volunteer with WRIG. If you are interested in giving your time, please contact us.

Field Work

Throughout the field season, numerous opportunities are available for community members to get involved. We appreciate every bit of support and we love connecting with the community. Volunteers can participate in activities such as seine netting, tree/shrub planting, stream clearing, pollinator garden maintenance, brush mat construction, electrofishing, and beach clean-ups.

Community Scientist Programs

Monitoring the environmental conditions of our watersheds throughout the seasons is  a key component of  WRIG’s mandate, but with nearly 90 square kilometres to monitor, our communities’ observations are invaluable. Community members can help by contacting WRIG when a section of the river or bay becomes anoxic, a fish kill is noticed, washouts or erosion occurs near stream crossings, storm surge or coastal damage is witnessed, or other environmental concerns are observed. WRIG will record the event, make the appropriate contacts and seek immediate action.

Community members of all ages can also get involved in diverse environmental monitoring programs.

  • Estuary Watch Program, as discussed here
  • Join the PEI Invasive Species Spotter’s Network here

Board of Directors

Would you like to become a WRIG director? We are looking for enthusiastic people willing to volunteer some time once a month to assist in planning and organization of our group’s activities for the year.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Attending the monthly board meeting – generally occurs on the third or fourth Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the WRIG office
  • Collaborating with other directors to come to decisions on expenditures, events etc.
  • Volunteering at WRIG events based on availability