Watershed Management Plan Meeting, Nov. 3, 6:30 pm

(Reprinted from Clyde River Newsletter) The Central Queens Wildlife Federation (CQWF), a branch of the P.E.I Wildlife Federation, is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering awareness and enjoyment of the natural environment. Its vision is to create quality habitat within a healthy, sustainable watershed with an engaged community working towards common goals.

This summer, the CQWF began preliminary work in the Clyde River. With initial landowner’s permission we have begun walking the whole river, upstream from Linwood Rd, to characterize the biology of the stream and its banks. This information will be used to aid in revising the management plan for the West River watershed, to which the Clyde River belongs. We have also been assessing the culverts in the area and discussing their condition with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

To create a management plan that can succeed over the long term, we need to hear from residents of the Clyde River community. What do you envision for your river in the future? Everyone in the area is invited to a Community Meeting on November 3rd, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Riverview Community Centre. There will be a short presentation followed by a period for comments and strategizing on community priorities for the river. If you have questions or would like to give feedback, contact Danielle Horne at danielle_horne@hotmail.com or check us out on Facebook.

A little background from their Facebook Page:

In 2003, the CQWF began to focus its efforts on the West River Watershed, developing an adaptive watershed management plan with short-term and long-term goals. It has recently expanded the management area to include parts of the watershed downstream, in the river area influenced by saltwater. This includes the Clyde River Sub-Watershed.

The West River Watershed Management Plan, published in 2008, has seven goals, each with short-term and long-term strategies and objectives. These 7 goals are to:

o Improve and protect water quality
o Protect water quantity
o Enhance and protect fish and wildlife habitat
o Support sustainable development
o Support active living and recreational opportunities
o Encourage sustainable living
o Identify and protect ecologically sensitive areas

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  1. clyderiver on November 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

    It was an interesting and educational meeting for those who attended last night’s meeting at Riverview Community Centre. We have requested materials and a copy of their slide presentation to give our readers more background into the work they are doing.

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