Kensington North Watersheds Association
Planting Willow Riparian Buffers
(2017-08-30) The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay announced a new Greenhouse Gas research initiative to demonstrate the effectiveness of willow riparian buffer systems to store carbon thus mitigating GHGs. The five year project will be led by the East Prince Agri-Environment Association (EPAA) in collaboration with Soil Health Specialist Dr. David Burton from Dalhousie University.
"To broaden the demonstration we have partnered with the Kensington North Watersheds Association and the Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation to reach famers beyond our area. This is a very exciting project that is made possible by our close working relationship with AAFC researchers and technicians and the financial support from AAFC's GHG Mitigation Program" said Andrea McKenna, Manager of the East Prince Agri-Environment Association.
Two Master of Science students will be hired. One to determine the impact of a willow riparian buffer system on GHG balance of agricultural transition areas in potato cropping systems and one to examine the uses of willow biomass after potato harvest. During the project, a total of twelve sites will be planted across the island. If successful we hope more producers will adopt this important Agro-Forestry Best Management Practice.
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Minister on Tour
(2017-08-23) The Hon. Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment for PEI joined Kensington North Board members and staff on a brief tour of some of this year's summer projects.
Pictured with the Minister at Paynters Pond are David Cody, Association President Amber MacRae, Board member Michael Pasatieri, Johanna Kelly and Executive Director Barry Murray.
Annual General Meeting
(2017-04-15) The Annual General Meeting of the Kensington North Watersheds Assoc. will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26 at the Kensington Legion.
Hon. Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment for PEI, will speak on the Water Act and other initiatives from his department.
Refreshments, All Welcome, Memberships Available
New Corporate Member
(2017-03-03) Spring Valley Building Centre is our newest Corporate Member. Please see our Corporate Members page for information about them and a complete list of our Corporate Members.
Please see our news archive section in the margin for older Association news.
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