Coalition-SGSL

Successful Applicant:

Coalition-SGSL Award:

$794


Project Title:

Eelgrass Bed Re-establishment in Malpeque Bay


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Project Summary:

This project enabled the Coalition-SGSL to conduct eelgrass planting projects in Malpeque Bay, PEI, with the assistance from the Kensington North Watersheds Association (KNWA).


We:

1) Collected beach-cast eelgrass shoots with viable rhizomes after an on-shore wind event;

2) Used two methods to re-establish eelgrass beds in areas where they have been impacted and/or depleted;

3) Monitor the success of the planting projects by taking ground truth pictures and doing a drone survey;

4) Facilitated communication between various organizations that are interested in, or currently completing, eelgrass monitoring and/or conservation projects