County Line Courier

Kensington Water Management Committee Expands Mandate

The recently renamed Kensington Water Management Committee was formed in 2014 to work with residents of the Town of Kensington to create a water conservation strategy. The Kensington North Watersheds Association (KNWSA) in partnership with the Town of Kensington, received funding from Environment Canada’s EcoAction program for the project. The[…]

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ALUS

Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS) The majority of land on PEI is owned by farmers. With this land, farmers not only grow food and are the largest sector of the PEI economy: farmers are also providing our communities with environmental services. In order to minimize the impact of agriculture on[…]

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Grass Waterways and Berms

Gullies and watercourses are low spots in a field where surface water will naturally drain. The sandy soils of PEI are highly erodible, in comparison to soils in other regions of the Maritimes. A heavy rainfall event may lead to water quickly running across the surface of a tilled field[…]

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Farming Forever Introduction

This is the first in a series of articles that will highlight how our farmers are continuing their efforts to improve farm practices by increasing cooperation between each other and researchers. Kensington North Watersheds Association is teaming up with the East Prince Agri-Environmental Association on a series of projects, including[…]

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Water Conservation Strategy for Kensington Being Planned

The Town of Kensington is partnering with the Kensington North Watershed Association (KNWSA) in the creation of a Water Conservation Strategy that will be tailor-made to specifically fit the needs and demands of our community. The province of Prince Edward Island is 100% reliant upon groundwater resources to provide us[…]

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Farmers Hold Industry Leading Meeting on Nitrates

The Nitrates Stakeholders Committee of the Kensington North Watersheds held a well attended meeting at the Kensington Legion on Feb. 10. Over 40 people were present, more than half of whom were farmers. The meeting was chaired by Stakeholders Committee chair Jim Evans. In his opening remarks he set the[…]

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