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


Thanking our 2018 Funders!

The Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group is reflecting on a successful 2018 season, and would be remiss not to acknowledge the funding partners that have made it so successful.  Without the generous support of these organizations, SAWIG would not be able to complete the work that it does.  THANK YOU to the following organizations:

  • Canada Summer Jobs
  • DFO Coastal Restoration Fund
  • PEI Watershed Management Fund
  • RBC Blue Water Project
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund
  • WWW Go Wild Community Grants
  • Town of Stratford
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“Feed the Birds” Raffle Winner!

SAWIG would like to say a big, hearty congrats to Anne and Bill Nicolle, winners of the annual “Feed the Birds” raffle. They walked away (or trolley’ed away rather as there was so much!) with 1) 50 lb bag of quality mixed birdseed from Phillips Agri Services; 2) a chickadee/nuthatch birdhouse; 3) a birdfeeder kit; and 4) a year membership to the watershed group.

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From Left: Kelley Farrar, Watershed Coordinator, and Bill Nicolle, winner of the raffle (photo: Jamie-Lynn Phillips)

Thanks to all for participating!

 


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!

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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 EVENT
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 stratfordwater@gmail.com or 367-3605


FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE!

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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