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Invitation to Clyde River residents from The Central Queens Wildlife Federation:

Clyde River

The Central Queens Wildlife Federation (CQWF) is currently executing a multi-year restoration plan for the Clyde River watershed. To date we have focused our efforts on the West Branch (Baltic Brook) and are expanding our efforts into the main branch this year.

The decision of the Government of PEI to construct the Cornwall Bypass will have a significant impact on the Clyde River watershed. As we are currently working in the watershed, CQWF was invited by the Government to provide advice and technical support during the planning and construction phases of the bypass.

We have identified a number of potential projects to protect and enhance the habitat, and we would like to obtain input from the community on these and other ideas to develop an overall vision for the watershed.

What would the residents of the Clyde River like to see? Is there a desire to restore the Acadian forest, develop nature trails and interpretive sites, create wetlands or other ideas? 

The meeting is scheduled for Jun 8th, 7:00 PM at the Riverview Community Centre and all are welcome to attend.

We will provide a brief overview of the projects we are considering and there will be an open forum to answer any questions as well as time for informal discussion.  We hope to see you there!

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Heads up…the latest edition of the Clyde River Newsletter will be sent out to all community households this week. Stories include details on:

  • Upcoming Spring & Summer Events:
    • Murchison Place Park Cleanup – May 13th, 9:00 to Noon
    • Canada Day Celebrations, July 1st, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Riverview Community Centre
    • Strawberries and Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, July 12th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Riverview Community Centre
    • Art in the Park, Saturday, July 22, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Murchison Place Park
  • Public Meeting to discuss Cornwall Bypass crossing Clyde River Watershed, June 8th, 7:00 p.m.
  • Youth Summer Opportunity
  • News from the Clyde River Women’s Institute
    • Roadside Cleanup, May 13th
  • Recreation and Swimming Reimbursements Available

PDF version here.

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The Annual General Meeting of the West River Watershed Group, scheduled for this Saturday, April 29th, has been postponed.

The meeting will now take place from 10:00 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, May 6th at the Riverview Community Centre.

All are welcome.

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Culvert on Bannockburn Road

The West River Watershed Group has been doing great work for the past several years to improve the health of the Clyde River. Next Tuesday evening, members of the group will provide an update on the work to date and their plans for the coming season.

Their presentation takes place at 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 11th at the Riverview Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend and find out more.

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Clyde River will be busy with upcoming events and you can be, too.

Wednesday, May 20th – 7:00 p.m. – West River Watershed Update – Riverview Community Centre – For the past several years the Central Queens Wildlife Federation has been doing work during the summer months to improve the health of community’s rivers.  Once again, Megan Harris, West River Watershed Coordinator, will be providing an update on the work to date and the plans for the coming season.  Megan’s presentation takes place at 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 20th.  Everyone is welcome to attend and find out more.

Saturday, May 23 – 9:00 to 12:00 noon – Murchison Place Park Clean up – Bring your own garden and clean up tools e.g. shovels, rakes…some Rubber Maid totes would be great. Food, refreshments and team spirit will be provided.

Wednesday, July 1st – 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Canada Day – Riverview Community Centre – It’s a birthday party! Be a kid again or still. Enjoy hotdogs, cake and ice cream. Help us raise the flag, sing the anthem and celebrate Canada’s big day.

Wednesday, July 22nd – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Strawberry Social – Riverview Community Centre – The big summer event for Clyde River Women’s Institute is, of course, the annual Strawberries and Ice Cream Festival where young and not so young gather to enjoy the scumptious desserts and meet friends and neighbours.  Admission at the door.

Saturday, July 25th – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Art in the Park – Murchison Place Park – Clyde River Artist Julia Purcell will lead a Plein Air event. We welcome beginners to seasoned artists for a morning of painting in and around the park. Bring along your own art supplies, easel, hat, sunscreen and lunch. We also welcome those who enjoy watching art being created. Coffee provided.

Make the most of this summer and join in.

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The Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation is hosting a Parent–Youth Outdoor Camp the weekend of May 29-31 for youth aged 10-13 accompanied by a parent. The camp will be held at the Riverdale Scout Camp on Riverdale Road in Green Bay along the scenic West River.

Activities throughout the weekend include tutorials on bait-fishing and fly-fishing, fly tying, archery, orienteering as well as canoeing. Campfires and campfire cooking will be included if the forest fire index allows.

Accommodations and food are provided. Registration is $30.00 (non-refundable) per child. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Nancy Durant, at 902-675-3277 or nancy.durant@bellaliant.net.

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Clyde River

Clyde River

The AGM for the Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation will be held on Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverview Community Centre in Clyde River.

Learn about your community’s stream restoration projects taking place in addition to plans for the Bonshaw Hills Public Lands from BHPL subcommittee member Megan Harris.

This is a great opportunity to come out and meet your neighbours and friends and find out what’s happening in your watershed and how you can get involved. During the AGM, there will be an opportunity to renew memberships in the CQWF.

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