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Knitting for Mission

The Anglican Parish of Summerside will once again sponsor their Knitting for Mission group. The grou [ ... ]

Be an In-School Mentor

Who can be a mentor? You can! Kids need real people with real experience to help them realize their  [ ... ]

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has conserved a 52-hectare (128-acre) coastal property adjacent to popular Blooming Point beach, about 30 kilometres north of Charlottetown. The new conservation area is located on Tracadie Bay and features Acadian forest, freshwater wetland, salt marsh and dunes.

A portion of this project was donated to NCC by the MacGillivray family of Blooming Point, under the Government of Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program. It’s one of 27 properties conserved on PEI through the Ecological Gifts Program—the most of any province in Canada.

NCC’s Blooming Point property is located in an internationally recognized Important Bird Area. It provides valuable coastal and wetland habitat for many species of birds including Canada warbler, listed as threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. 

Although NCC’s new property is adjacent to the beach, it does not include trails or pedestrian access to the beach, due to the location of a large wetland and other natural barriers.

The community of Blooming Point borders Prince Edward Island National Park. Its beach and ecologically significant wetland habitats were not included in the national park when it was established decades ago, making the area a focal point for conservation ever since.

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Some Upcoming Events

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Ja [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]