The Stratford Area Watershed is situated on the South Shore Peninsula, across the Hillsborough River from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Stratford is an estimated 22km2 (5230 acres), and over 40km2 including Alexandra, Rosebank, Hazelbrook, Pownal, and Fullerton’s Creek South.
The geographic area is land bounded by Fullerton’s Marsh, Hillsborough River, Charlottetown Harbour and Northumberland Strait, extending as far east as the municipality of Hazelbrook and community of Pownal. Topography and geographical features are diverse, with buffer and coastal zones, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, meadow, high slope, streams and rivers, and agricultural fields and grasslands. The landscape of the Stratford area varies greatly. The elevations rise to 88.7 meters along the southern coast of Stratford and Alexandra; there are also areas of high slope adjacent to several tributaries in Fullerton’s Creek and Hazelbrook. Rolling hills, a significant number of watercourses and kilometers of coastline demonstrate the region’s broad spectrum of topography.