Nature Walk at the Devil’s Punchbowl

Join us on a walk around the Devil’s Punchbowl Trail to enjoy the outdoors and learn about local flora and fauna with TREC and Nicole Murtagh! Nicole has a diverse background in the field of conservation and will talk about birds, plants and anything interesting we encounter along the trail.

Meet at the Devil’s Punchbowl Trail parking lot, Saturday, August 5th at 9am.

*Please RSVP by emailing projects@troutriverec.ca spots are limited*

TREC 4th Annual Tree Drive

TREC is holding our 4th Annual Tree Drive, Friday, July 21st from 4pm-7pm! The Tree Drive will be located at our office, 575 Taylor Road North Granville.

This will be an opportunity for current members to renew their membership, or for new members to sign up. Come and meet the TREC crew and take home native trees and shrubs to improve your property by providing habitat for wildlife, shade and wind cover.

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to TREC, renew or purchase a new membership, please visit https://troutriverec.ca/membership/ for online options.

We look forward to seeing you all there, July 21st from 4-7pm!

TREC Community Garden

The TREC Community Garden announced this winter is up and growing! The TREC Community Garden is located at our office/the North Granville Community Centre, 575 Taylor Road, North Granville, on the right side of the building.

If you visit in the next week you will also notice 2 rain barrels purchased from Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association which will be installed at the front of the building in order capture storm water runoff and water our garden.

Planted this year we have: two varieties of tomatoes, yellow beans, salad greens, basil, zucchini, and eggplant. This garden is free and open for the community to use, feel free to come by anytime with a box or bag and harvest what you would like. Currently there are salad greens and basil ready to be harvested! 

We ask that you please take a respectful amount and harvest correctly to ensure continued growth throughout the summer. Please email projects@troutriverec.ca if you would like any additional information on the TREC Community Garden, or would like to be involved in any way. We are hoping to expand this project in future years and volunteer help would be appreciated! If you would like to leave a donation, please e-transfer to troutriverec@gmail.com .

We would like to thank the Island Community Food Security Initiative for partially funding this project, and the Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute for donating soil to the garden!

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