Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group: A Glimpse into the Exciting World of Watersheds on Prince Edward Island

PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund

As 2017 winds down, the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group would like to say a huge thanks to the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund for their funding contribution. Money from the WCF allows the group to purchase much needed equipment for the summer staff, as well as top-ups for staff and milewcf.pngage pay out at the end of the season.

SAWIG struggles with funding as much as any other watershed group on PEI, and money from the WCF goes a long way in helping us accomplish our goals from spring-fall. Thanks again!



Build-a-Birdfeeder Event: Christmas Edition! Sunday, December 3

The Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group is hosting a special Build-a-Birdfeeder event on Sunday, December 3 between 2-4pm! Assemble  a quality wooden birdfeeder as a gift for a loved one, or create one for yourself to enjoy from the comfort of your living room this winter!
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Build-a-Birdfeeder: Christmas Edition!
Assemble a quality wooden birdfeeder to hang in your backyard, and help feed local and migrating bird species during the long, cold winter months. This event is hosted by the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group.
Book your spot to create a beautiful holiday gift for a loved one, or just one for you to use this winter! Space is limited.*
*one birdfeeder per household. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
DATE: Sunday, December 3
TIME: two time slots — 2-3pm and 3-4pm
LOCATION: Stratford Town Hall, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford
REGISTRATION: contact or 367-3605


It was a fantastic weekend for SAWIG! We had a lot of hands and muscles to help out with the construction of the footbridge this weekend at Pondside Trail, and we have about 90% of it completed! It’s a big accomplishment for SAWIG, and one that we had on our agenda for a long time! Check out the amazing update:

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Spruce Budworm Monitoring Program Over and Done for Another Year!

SAWIG has participated in the Spruce Budworm Monitoring Program for a few years now, and we have just finished up for another season. It’s always a weird kind of mix of “yes, we have some samples”…followed by “oh NO, we don’t want any budworm moths here!”. Strange indeed!

Here you can see the tally up and prep for sending to the Budworm Tracker people 🙂

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Mmm, nothing like counting some dead moths (and yup, they smell a bit after months…)

Fullerton’s Assessment…Couldn’t Resist Posting this video & photo on their own!

Kelly and I had a GREAT morning…great last couple of days actually, as we were performing a detailed riparian zone assessment in Fullerton’s. This place has NEVER been touched by our watershed group before, so it’s a wonderful experience getting in there and seeing what’s up! It was also amazing to see the water flowing so well, even in the heart of the dry summer. What a treat 🙂

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And who wouldn’t post such an awesome photo of Kelly as she stands on Ings’ dam? 🙂

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(photo: Kelley Farrar)


Spruce Budworm Check…CHECK!

Good morning!! Kelly is with the Pisquid crew this morning, who have offered to help us with some chain saw work in a tributary of Fullerton’s Creek. I checked the Spruce Budworm trap (normally Kelly’s job!) this morning as part of the normal Tuesday routine! Lookie here, we have found something………

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Cheers, Kelley 🙂