Restoration and Monitoring in North Eastern PEI
WWF’s Loblaw Water Fund is a grant initiative open to Canadians working on the ground to address the major threats to the health of our water wealth. Over the past 5 years, the fund has supported over 60 projects across the country. Results from those projects include: Over 3,340 hectares of habitat for freshwater species restored; Planting of over 80,000 native trees and plants; More than 12,000 volunteers engaged in conservation efforts for their local rivers and lakes.
Project Description: This project will aim to maintain and to improve fish populations through electrofishing surveys and habitat restoration. Electrofishing surveys will be conducted at 11 streams, gathering presence/absence and density of fish species while procuring basic husbandry data and measurements (size, sex, condition, life stage etc.), collecting water quality information (temperature, pH, conductivity), and conducting basic habitat assessments. Through habitat restoration, 150 km of streams will be targeted to record and remove any blowdowns, blockages, and inactive beaver dams, allowing for obstruction free fish passage.