North Shore, PEI November 22nd, 2013 – The Community of North Shore on behalf of the Friends of Covehead and Brackley Bays is pleased to announce their upcoming annual general meeting 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at Stanhope Place located at 2784 Bay Shore Road, Stanhope, PEI.
The agenda will include a presentation on FCBB 2013 activities and plans for 2014, Secretary and Treasurer reports, in addition to holding the election of Directors for 2014.
Verner Smitheram, Chair of FCBB is delighted to welcome guest presenters Dr. Michael van den Heuvel, Canada Research Chair in Watershed Ecological Integrity at UPEI and Christina Pater, Researcher with the Rivers Institute of Canada (PEI Division) who will speak on "Eel Grass Studies and The Health of Covehead and Brackley Bays". Smitheram says, "we are very fortunate to have the benefit of outstanding researchers to help us develop plans on the best approach to improve the health of our bays."
All residents of North Shore are invited to attend to learn more about their watershed. For more information email email@example.com or visit the website at www.fcbbwatershed.ca and like us on facebook @ Friends of Covehead-Brackley Bay.
The Friends of Covehead-Brackley Bays Inc. (FCBB) established in 1998, incorporated in 2001 and granted Charitable Status in 2012, is a community-based volunteer organization mandated "to create a watershed area that is healthy: one which nourishes the land and water, is sustainable to native flora and fauna, and also balances the interests of residents, including those working in aquaculture, forestry, agriculture, fisheries, and tourism."
The Covehead-Brackley Watershed includes the communities of Brackley Beach, Brackley Point, West Covehead, Covehead Road, Harrington, Winsloe North, North Milton, and Stanhope. There are five streams and two bays in the watershed. The streams are Auld's Creek, McCallum's Creek, Black River, Bell's Creek, and Parson's Creek. The bays are Covehead and Brackley. The total area of the watershed is 7,358 hectares, or 73.5km2.
The North Shore Municipality is situated between the PEI National Park and the Municipality of York to the North and East of Charlottetown. The economic activity in the area has traditionally been farming, fishing and tourism. But the community has increasingly become a "bedroom community" for workers who commute to Charlottetown, or a summer haven for Islanders and non-Islanders. For more information visit http://www.stanhopecovehead.pe.ca/ call 902-672-1586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org