The Guardian
  • Watershed group hopes to become more visible in southeast P.E.I. communities

    March 20, 2017

    by Mitch MacDonald  March 20, 2017, The Guardian Matthew McIver, a wildlife technician for the province, points to a mounted bald eagle while giving a family a close-up look at some of the wildlife found in P.E.I during the “Winter Frolic” hosted by the Southeast Environment Association.  ©Mitch MacDonald/TC Media MILLTOWN CROSS, P.E.I. – Jackie Bourgeois knows that southeast P.E.I. residents want to be active in preserving and protecting their environment. And for many, there’s never been a better time to get involved. Bourgeois, the executive director of the Southeast Environment Association (SEA), said the group is hoping to increase its community outreach and education, with a “Winter Frolic” at Harvey Moore Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday being an example […]

  • Largest P.E.I. watershed group feels short-changed by new model

    February 10, 2017

    by Mitch MacDonald  February 10, 2017, The Guardian–watershed-group-feels-short-changed-by-new-model.html CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A new funding formula for P.E.I.’s watershed groups has left one group feeling short-changed. However, the P.E.I. Watershed Alliance says the new formula provides greater transparency on how provincial funds are split up among the groups. The annual $1.12 million from the province has a cap of $58,000 to each of the province’s watershed groups. Ian Petrie, secretary of the Southeast Environment Association (SEA), said the formula results in the group receiving what members feel is an unfair amount for its large coverage area of about 731 square km. “The way it works out is every other watershed is getting about $1.09 per hectare and we’re getting 80 […]