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P.E.I. watershed group hosting events in Cornwall, May 18

A local watershed group is hosting a variety of events at Hyde Pond in Cornwall on May 18.
A local watershed group is hosting a variety of events at Hyde Pond in Cornwall on May 18. - Facebook photo
CORNWALL, P.E.I. —

The public is invited to come to Hyde Pond in Cornwall on Saturday to take part in a series of activities sponsored by the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group.

The activities will take place May 18 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and include a free local fishing derby (family fishing day), a drumming circle at 11 a.m., falconry demonstrations at 12:30 p.m., wildlife mounts, guided trail hikes and a prize for “best catch”.

The Hyde Pond was stocked with 900 brook trout thanks to the Abegweit Biodiversity Hatchery and the Abegweit Conservation Society.

Two observation platforms have also been built in the Cornwall area. The first is located on Hyde Pond, and the other within Hyde Park, just off the trail access.

The build was a partnership between the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group (CAWG), the Queen Charlotte Royal Canadian Naval Unit and the Town of Cornwall.

This winter, with financial support from the Wildlife Conservation Fund, the CAWG has produced educational signage for the platforms and trail.

The signage includes information about local native and invasive species of plants, trees, and fish and wildlife.

The signs are also pertinent to the type of habitat they are in, and include information about the history, health and value of P.E.I. watershed and wetlands. They display a trail map, making visitors aware of the trail system.

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