© Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group, 2014

Healthy Brook Trout means a

healthy stream

Got brook trout? Then you’ve also got a healthy stream. The premise behind the City of Charlottetown and Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group’s Brook Trout Conservation and Preservation Plan is that brook trout are an indicator of a healthy stream and a healthy watershed. Everything that we do to enhance the environment of the stream for Brook Trout improves the watershed overall.

Public Forum on Managing

Watersheds

On Feb. 6, 2013, the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island held a public forum on Managing Watersheds. To see the proceedings of this forum, click here . At this forum, Dr. Daryl Guignon provided an overview of the issues surrounding watersheds in PEI which are summerized as follows:     Background: Daryl Guignon presented a comprehensive history of watershed issues in Prince Edward Island.  In a clear fashion .....

The impact of trees on storm

water runoff

A presentation given at the ‘Community Dialogue Series’ on October 13, 2010, by Norman Dewar, coordinator of the Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group, describes the impact that trees have on reducing storm water runoff. Norman drew much of his information from two sources: Using trees to reduce storm runoff,  and Urban Forestry Watershed Concepts

Erosion from a construction site

affects the watershed

Heavy rains caused considerable soil erosion at the Plaza Corp construction site in August, 2011, resulting in further siltation of the Ellen's Creek Watershed. This is just an example of how inadequate control of soil erosion impacts our watershed.

Urban Watershed

Riparian Area Health Assessment

A report entitled “Urban Watershed Riparian

Area Health Assessment” was prepared for

the City of Charlottetown by Jason

MacEachern in January, 2013.

This study looked at the riparian zone of

Ellen’s Creek and Wright’s Creek.

“The Riparian Area Health Assessment is a survey designed to determine the overall functionality of the riparian zone. The survey is based on eleven parameters ..........

Microinvertebrate sampling and

water chemistry in Ellen’s Creek

In collaboration with Ellen's Creek Watershed Group, the City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility and UPEI Biology Course 462 -Watershed Ecology students, Breanna Gardner and Paula Tummon-Flynn, a study into water and habitat quality of Ellen’s Creek was completed in the fall of 2011. Click on ‘More Info’ to see the copy of the final report entitled “Macroinvertebrate sampling and water chemistry in Ellen’s Creek

Learning about urban watersheds

Watersheds are very complex biosystems that are essential to our livelihood. This section is for learning about urban watersheds and their importance to us. It includes links to presentations and information that are relevant to Ellen's Creek Watershed.
 Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group
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Other items.....

Forest Cover: Opportunities and Challenges - A presentation by Kate MacQuarrie, Director, PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division at the PEI Watershed Alliance 2015 Annual General Meeting.  Kate presented a number of opportunities for changes in provincial public policy that could create a better environmental future for PEI. Be Water Friendly - See the City of Charlottetown 'Be Water Friendly' website which has two great videos regarding the Charlottetown water supply and the need to conserve water. Restoring a Watershed - It can be done.  See the article in the June, 2011 edition of the Canadian Geographic magazine that explains the history of the degredation of the Don watershed in Toronto, and then its restoration back to health. Peeling Back the Pavement: A Blueprint for Reinventing Rainwater Management in Canada's Communities.A 'POLIS' water sustainability handbook, "Peeling Back the Pavement", is a resource for decision makers, community leaders and municipal water management staff. "Rethinking the way we deal with rain and snowmelt in our cities means replacing conventional pipe-and-convey systems with an approach that recognizes rainwater as a valuable resource while, at the same time, reducing runoff volume and improving runoff quality."
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© Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group Inc. 2014

Learning about urban

watersheds

Watersheds are very complex biosystems that are essential to our livelihood. This section is for learning about urban watersheds and their importance to us. It includes links to presentations and information that are relevant to Ellen's Creek Watershed.
Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group

Healthy Brook Trout means a healthy

stream

Got brook trout? Then you’ve also got a healthy stream. The premise behind the City of Charlottetown and Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group’s Brook Trout Conservation and Preservation Plan is that brook trout are an indicator of a healthy stream and a healthy watershed. Everything that we do to enhance the environment of the stream for Brook Trout improves the watershed overall.

Public Forum on Managing

Watersheds

On Feb. 6, 2013, the New Democratic Party of Prince Edward Island held a public forum on Managing Watersheds. To see the proceedings of this forum, click here . At this forum, Dr. Daryl Guignon provided an overview of the issues surrounding watersheds in PEI which are summerized as follows:     Background: Daryl Guignon presented a comprehensive history of watershed issues in Prince Edward Island.  In a clear fashion .....

Erosion from a construction site

affects the watershed

Heavy rains caused considerable soil erosion at the Plaza Corp construction site in August, 2011, resulting in further siltation of the Ellen's Creek Watershed. This is just an example of how inadequate control of soil erosion impacts our watershed.

Urban Watershed

Riparian Area Health Assessment

A report entitled “Urban Watershed Riparian Area Health Assessment” was

prepared for the City of Charlottetown by Jason MacEachern in January,

2013.

This study looked at the riparian zone of Ellen’s Creek and Wright’s Creek.

“The Riparian Area Health Assessment is a survey designed to determine the overall functionality of the riparian zone. The survey is based on eleven parameters ..........

Microinvertebrate sampling and water

chemistry in Ellen’s Creek

In collaboration with Ellen's Creek Watershed Group, the City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility and UPEI Biology Course 462 -Watershed Ecology students, Breanna Gardner and Paula Tummon- Flynn, a study into water and habitat quality of Ellen’s Creek was completed in the fall of 2011. Click on ‘More Info’ to see the copy of the final report entitled “Macroinvertebrate sampling and water chemistry in Ellen’s Creek

The impact of trees on storm water

runoff

A presentation given at the ‘Community Dialogue Series’ on October 13, 2010, by Norman Dewar, coordinator of the Ellen’s Creek Watershed Group, describes the impact that trees have on reducing storm water runoff. Norman drew much of his information from two sources: Using trees to reduce storm runoff, and Urban Forestry Watershed Concepts