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Your Help is Needed to Monitor Local Bat Populations!

Bats play a vital role not only in our ecosystems but also in our economies! Because bats eat so many insects, they decrease the need for use of chemical pesticides in agriculture, and they also produce guano (bat droppings) that is rich in nitrogen and can act as a natural[…]

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Improving Wildlife Habitat in Branders Pond, Cousins Pond, and Paynters Creek with Help from the Wildlife Conservation Fund

This field season Kensington North Watersheds Association has been working in Branders Pond, Cousins Pond, and Paynters Creek watersheds as part of a project funded by the Wildlife Conservation Fund. The purpose of our project is to improve wildlife habitat including both habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, and to[…]

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WCF Helps Improve Habitat in Spring Valley Brook & Indian River Watersheds

The PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund provides funding to groups across PEI for the protection and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat. The funds from the Wildlife Conservation Fund come from annual license fees for hunters, anglers, and trappers, as well as the sale of conservation license plates. This year Kensington[…]

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Household Hazardous Waste Recap

Recently, Kensington North Watersheds Association has been reaching out to households, local businesses, and the agricultural community to raise awareness on the risks of hazardous waste and encourage proper disposal. We released a series of articles on hazardous wastes describing everything from what hazardous wastes are and how to get[…]

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Hurricane Dorian

Tropical Storm Dorian hit the island on September 8th and knocked out power for days, and downed hundreds of trees around Kensington. Many of these trees fell into our streams. Our usual mandate requires us to be out of the streams at the end of September in order to let[…]

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DIY Product Alternatives

In previous articles in our hazardous waste series, we’ve discussed what makes a product a hazardous waste, how to properly dispose of them, the environmental impacts of improperly disposed waste, and discussed resources for learning more about products in your home. This article is the fourth and final article in[…]

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What’s in Your Everyday Household Cleaners?

In previous articles in our hazardous waste series, we’ve discussed what household hazardous wastes are, how to dispose of them properly, and the impacts of improper disposal. In article three, we’ll be discussing some of the unknowingly harmful ingredients lurking in everyday items in our household! Nowadays, when we go[…]

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Household Hazardous Waste Survey Summary

Kensington North Watersheds Association has partnered with Environment and Climate Change Canada on a hazardous waste stewardship pilot project, and we would like to thank everyone who participated in our survey, both online or by mail! We sent out approximately 2,315 surveys to residents in the Kensington North area and[…]

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