2023 Annual General Meeting

TREC would like to invite you to our 2023 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will include an overview of work completed in the previous year as well as a financial report presented by previous Executive Director, Andrew Lush. All are welcome, come out and meet member’s of Trout River Environmental Committee, learn about what TREC does in the community, and how you can be involved! We hope to see you all there Monday, June 19th, 7:30pm at the North Granville Community Centre, 575 Taylor Road, North Granville.

Riverbank Heritage Day Kayak Tour

The Kayak Tour Sign Up for Riverbank Heritage Day 2023 is here!

The short guided tour around Stanley Bridge will occur at 12pm. Participants must arrive at least 15 minutes beforehand.

*Participants must bring their own kayak and life jacket
*Maximum of 20 participants – Once the limit of 20 has been reached please sign up to the waitlist
*Participants must be at least 13 years of age
*In the case of rain the kayak tour will be cancelled

Sign up here: SIGN UP SHEET

Riverbank Heritage Day

Trout River Environmental Committee would like to invite you to attend Riverbank Heritage Day, celebrating Canadian Rivers Day. The event will be held Saturday June 10th, from 11am to 3pm, outside of Carr’s Oyster Bar, 32 Campbellton Rd in Stanley Bridge.

The event will include environmental groups as exhibitors and presenters with a focus on education surrounding watercourses, as well as The Grand Opening of Carr’s Wildlife Centre. Come and see educational displays of native and exotic wildlife with a focus on conservation, including a replica of Bob the Leatherback Sea Turtle!

Guests will also have the opportunity to go out on the water via kayak tours of Stanley River! Bring your own kayak and TREC will be your guide, see Facebook events page updates and troutriverec.ca for sign up.

This event is fun for the whole family, add to the PEI Wild Child ecosystems mural, TREC will be doing face painting, a scavenger hunt and a few other fun children’s activities! We have so many great groups coming out this year including Hunter Clyde Watershed Group, Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association, Kensington North Watershed Group, PEI Invasive Species Council, Atlantic Salmon Federation, PEI Watershed Alliance and Holman’s Ice Cream!

The event is free or by donation, any donation over $10 gives you the chance to win a prize! There will be free entry to the Wildlife Centre on the opening day. TREC would like to thank Innovation PEI for funding this event, as well as Carr’s Oyster Bar for hosting!

Landowner Information Guide

TREC has just launched our Landowner Information Guide, a new web page that contains a wealth of information on the environment and what you as an individual can do to help, as well as the programs and services out there to help you.

This web page contains information from many sources including the provincial and federal government, the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, Island Nature Trust, Ducks Unlimited and Nature PEI. TREC gratefully acknowledges that much of the work on this guide was funded by the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund, which itself receives funding from hunting and fishing and trapping licenses, as well as conservation license plate fees.

Visit our new Landowner Information Guide webpage today https://troutriverec.ca/landowner-information/ or find it later on our “Resources” page.

Road Salt and its impact on the environment

It’s that time of year again where road salt is being widely used across the Island. Although road salt does a wonderful job of preventing accidents on the roads, and slips and falls around the home, it can also have adverse impacts on the environment. TREC and The Wheatley River Improvement Group would like to raise awareness of the impacts of road salt on Prince Edward Island watersheds, in hopes of spurring meaningful change, and a shift in de-icing practices. Read the full report here

Bat Week – Oct 24th to 31st

Here at TREC we love bats, and we want to hear why you and your kids love them too! This week is Bat Week, and to celebrate we want to see your beautiful complete colouring sheets, hear what you like about bats, and one thing bats do for the environment.

There are three colouring sheets to choose from, you can download the full sized colouring sheets below and colour away!

Send a picture of your finished colouring sheet and answered questions to us on Facebook or email the picture to by October 30th to have your drawing and answers featured on our social media on Halloween day!

Multiple submissions are welcome, we look forward to hearing your answers and seeing your finished colouring sheets. Stay tuned for some informational posts on bats this week as we celebrate Bat Week.

Bat Colouring Sheet 1

Bat Colouring Sheet 2

Bat Colouring Sheet 3

TREC walking trails are being cleared

Shayla and Sarah take a break while clearing the Riverbend Trail

The trails in the Devil’s Punchbowl are now partly open, following Hurricane Fiona. After a day of help from the PEI Watershed Alliance, some help from three former employees, and a Saturday working with eleven volunteers, we have the parking lot and the Riverbend trail open and part of the other trails too. Please exercise caution, and don’t try to go beyond the areas that we have cleared. Trout River Park is open, but the ends of the trail have some leaning trees so please avoid those areas until we have them cleared. We are planning another volunteer cleanup day, so do contact us if you are able to help. A huge thank you to the volunteers who have helped out so far!

Trout River Park Trail completed

Over the past two years, we have been restoring the trail through the Trout River Park to Gunn’s Bridge. With material and funds from the Department of Transportation, we have been able to rebuild the lower end of the trail, as seen in the photo. Thanks also to the volunteers who helped out, the workers we borrowed from Kensington North Watersheds Association, and our own crew who worked on one of the hottest days of the year to get this finished.