Roseville Miminegash Watershed Inc

This project has provided safe access to Roseville Pond designated natural area so monitoring, protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat can continue by our watershed group.

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Abegweit First Nation

This project directly benefited wildlife by providing husbandry services to native PEI salmon and trout contained at the Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery for the purpose of stocking 4 of the most heavily fished streams in the province.

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Trout River Environmental Committee

In total, 7.5 kilometers of river and riparian habitat was improved by this project. The removal of alders and fallen spruce trees from our rivers and the temporary removal of large woody debris from the river beds will improve aquatic habitat for brook trout, macroinvertebrates and other aquatic life by encouraging a natural flow pattern and flushing out excess silt.

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Hunter – Clyde Watershed Group Inc

We planted trees around recent DOT work sites, Ducks Unlimited ponds, and a large natural area of protected forest, in addition to our regular plantings in upland habitats and riparian zones.

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Abegweit Conservation Society

This project was essential to finally establishing connectivity within a 7 km reach of the Midgell River flowing from Elm Road (Rte. 333) to the Cardigan Road (Rte. 315).

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University of PEI, Department of Environmental Studies

Building on the research done in the first year of this project, a large survey was done with farmers on PEI to further explore if voluntary stewardship can be used to encourage protection of species at risk on private land in PEI.

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Nature PEI (Natural History Society of PEI)

This project and an Ontario study expanded the PEI spider list to 197 species from an original 38. It contributes to the General Status of Wildlife in Canada, a program all Canadian jurisdictions support in order to learn more about all wildlife species.

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Marine Animal Response Society

Operation of a toll-free hotline for the public to report distressed and dead marine animals is crucial for timely response and collection of scientific and conservation data.

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Canadian Rivers Institute, University of PEI

Collectively, our assessments over the last three springs have indicated that the ideal fishway design for PEI is the nature-like (bypass channel) type. This design represents the best compromise between cost and passage efficiency, and is particularly suitable for poorer swimming fishes.

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Bird Studies Canada

The long-term goal of the Marsh Monitoring Program is to monitor secretive wetland-dependent birds that are not well detected by other survey methods and for which we have little knowledge on population dynamics.

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Trout Unlimited Canada Prince County Chapter

This project built on the inventory and access groundwork completed in 2015 by creating and implementing a habitat and wildlife management plan. Implementation of this plan has direct benefits to native wildlife, particularly songbirds, Ruffed Grouse and snowshoe hare.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada (PEI) Inc

The Howe Bay forest properties serve as a starting point for a habitat corridor between two other protected areas. The corridor will promote the safe movement of species between these areas, thus increasing overall habitat size and connectivity of the area.

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Island Nature Trust

This project provided direct and indirect benefits to wildlife across PEI. Through our restoration efforts we directly benefitted wildlife that use our natural areas.

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PEI Trappers Association

The PEI Trapper’s Association regularly visit schools and functions to educate the public on wildlife, their physiology, and the role of trapping in today’s society.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada

The main focus of the Project Webfoot Program is to educate youth about the importance of wetlands and the values they provide not only to people but to wildlife as well.

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Wildlife Service, Atlantic Veterinary College

We were able to have Murdo Messer come over from Brookfield, NS to build the retractable perches and some additional ground perches for raptors. Murdo is co-founder of Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

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Delta Waterfowl, PEI Chapter

This event played an important role in educating youth about wildlife conservation and the importance of wildlife habitat.

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Charlottetown Trap & Skeet Club

Our project gave individuals who have never handled a firearm before in their life an opportunity to be given safe instruction and introductory education into basic firearm safety by both verbal and practical presentation.

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Southeast Environmental Association

The main goal of this project was to complete habitat restoration and stream improvement activities for the Montague-Valleyfield watershed and to create healthy habitat for non-targeted wildlife species.

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Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation

In this project, WCF funding was used for one specific activity that was integral to a wider and larger overall project. Specifically, that funding was used to re-excavate an existing bypass pond sediment trap on Howell’s Brook, tributary to West River.

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Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation

This project focused on restoring the ecological health of watersheds in the northeast of PEI for aquatic, coastal and riparian wildlife.

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Morell River Management Cooperative Ltd

This project benefited wildlife by improving water quality, providing shade and stream bank stabilization, food source, and created more wildlife habitat through the completion of stream enhancement techniques funded by the Wildlife Conservation Fund.

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Kensington North Watersheds Association Ltd

In the watersheds of Kensington North, the predominant land use is agriculture. We are proud of the contribution that agriculture has made to the culture and economy of our communities. There is no denying that intense agricultural land use also brings with it specific watershed challenges.

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PEI Trapper’s Association

An engineering assessment of MacLean’s Pond dam had determined that the hydrologic capacity of the water level control structure was 50% below current construction standards (1-in-100 year flood) and was at high risk of failure.

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Hillsborough River Association

This project involved a myriad of stream enhancement and educational activities.

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Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group Inc

Since 2014, ECWG has partnered with the PEI WCF in various projects to rehabilitate wildlife habitat in and around Ellen’s Creek. Each year, we see direct benefits to wildlife habitat and in particular, brook trout and rainbow smelt.

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Wright’s Creek Watershed Environmental Committee

Wright’s Creek is in an urban area and the water quality is often deleteriously affected by nearby residential and commercial construction projects that do not handle storm water runoff in a manner that maintains good water quality in nearby streams and ponds.

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Wheatley River Improvement Group

This project benefited wildlife and improved wildlife habitat by increasing tree cover, by clearing debris, by completing assessments for future restoration and enhancement work, by completing headwaters surveys, and by educating the public and students.

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Winter River – Tracadie Bay Watershed Association

This project focused on stream restoration within the Winter River watershed.

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Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association

The goal of this project was to improve fish and fish habitat conditions in the Wilmot and Dunk Rivers through a combination of fish habitat improvement and riparian zone restoration efforts.

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Island Nature Trust

This project encouraged landowners and farmers to protect nesting habitat for both Barn Swallow and Bobolink, two threatened migratory bird species.

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South Shore Watershed Association Inc

The SSWA Watershed’s land base is over 75% cultivated land, leaving small fragmented sections of woodland. This project allowed us to increase future forest habitat by reclaiming areas and performing diverse planting and cleanup.

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West Point and Area Watersheds Inc

This project focused on the maintenance of habitat in Glenwood Pond and stream habitat restoration in Big Pierre Jacques and Little Pierre Jacques Rivers in the West Point watershed, Prince County.

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Community of Wellington

This project focused on completing assessments on current in-stream and riparian habitat, water quality and fish population status within the Ellis River watershed (Wellington) to guide us in future rehabilitation efforts and stewardship initiatives.

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Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association Inc

This project re-established one of the premiere migratory bird refuges in our area. This pond had been in existence for over 100 years and had quite a history as a multipurpose pond.

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Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association Inc

This project re-established the dam and spillway at Marchbank Pond, one of the premiere migratory bird and fish ponds in Western PEI.

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Richmond Bay Watershed Association

This project focused on restoring the ecological health of three watersheds by planting riparian buffers, mitigating the impact of past sedimentation events through various stream restoration activities on 5.5 kms of river, including the development of a critical sediment by-pass pond, installing in-stream rock armouring and cover structures.

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