Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG)

The Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG) received funding through the PEI
Wildlife Conservation Fund to host what has become an annual series entitled “Building Better
Backyards for Birds”, held within the Stratford watershed. This year, multiple events were held,
aimed at both improving winter food sources for local and migrating wildlife, as well as providing
nesting location for tree swallows. SAWIG works diligently to engage the public within its
communities (Stratford, Pownal, Alexandra, Fullertons, Hazelbrook), and this series invites
participants to construct their own quality wooden birdfeeders and birdboxes during the winter
months. Educational pieces are distributed to all participants on tree swallows, birdfeeder and
birdbox maintenance and care, as well as a presentation on the types of birds they may see at their
feeders throughout the winter. This year, information was also distributed on trichomonosis to
those who attended the birdfeeder activities to help slow the spread of this destructive disease.

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Nature PEI a.k.a Natural History Society of PEI Ltd.

This project has secured the illustrations for a book on the mammals of the province and adjacent marine waters that is being authored by Rosemary Curley, Dr. Pierre Daoust, Dr. Don McAlpine and Kim Reihl and Dan McAskill. A file withteh material was recived on Friday evening March 23rd. A non-fiction book without pictures will serve an educational purpose but an illustrated text is more likely to be used. Illustrations will show the reader what the species look like, and for some mammals, how to identify them by their tracks and skulls. Illustrations of 62 mammal s including extirpated species, natives, invaders, and introduced species were secured

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Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation

The Winter Woodlot Tour educates landowners and the public about good stewardship of their woodlots; how to use them for recreation; how to manage for the benefit of wildlife including mammals and raptors; how to improve the health of their trees; to educate people about trapping practices; demonstrate the work of organizations such as watershed groups and the invasive species council; and generally teach people, young and old, to value their woodland.

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Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation

Successful Applicant: Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation Award:$12,917 Project Title:Souris and Area Wildlife Stream Enhancement 2017 Project Gallery: Project Summary: This project consisted of restoration, monitoring […]

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City of Charlottetown

Successful Applicant: City of Charlottetown Award:$1,611 Project Title:Miltonvale Wellfield Reforestation Project Field Trip Project Gallery: Project Summary: In October, the City of Charlottetown hosted three Grade 8 classes from Queen […]

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Sierra Club PEI Chapter

Successful Applicant: Sierra Club Canada Foundation Award:$2,935 Project Title:Wild Child Forest School—PEI Project Summary: Sierra Club Canada Foundation successfully piloted the first season of the PEI Wild Child Forest School, […]

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Wright’s Creek Watershed Environmental Committee

Successful Applicant: Wright’s Creek Watershed Environmental Committee Award: $3,636 Project Title: Install Educational Signage for Andrew’s Pond Trails Project Gallery: Project Summary: There are hundreds of people living within a […]

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Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation

The original project plans were to collaborate with Bluefield High School to setup a website with a live video feed of an Osprey nest near Carragher’s Pond for educational purposes. Due to the time frame and technical complications the nest camera was not completed.

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Englewood Home & School Association

The Englewood Outdoors Green Club is comprised of interested grades 4-6 students who enjoy learning about the environment and getting outdoors. Teachers at the school oversee the Club and the Home and School Association provides assistance in organizing and carrying out activities.

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