September 2014 Newsletter

November 4, 2014

We’re now into the Fall stretch of our 2014 field season. It’s hard to believe but summer is over and the end of streamside activities is in sight. Personally, fall is my favourite time of year. I prefer fall fishing for salmon over fishing in warmer months.

This fall also heralds the close of our first ever call for specific applied research project proposals on 1 October. This is a pilot project through which we are proactively seeking projects that will create tools to directly benefit the many community groups working to conserve and restore salmon and salmon habitat. Grants of $50,000 per year for up to 3 years are available to the right project.

This time of the year also portends the 2015 round of funding proposals that close on 19 December. With new funding totalling $1 million and maximum grants raised to $100,000, we anticipate lots of new and larger scale projects coming on line next year.

I shall take this opportunity to remind you that the PEI Liquor Control Commission is holding its 4th year of the “Island Rivers – Worth Protecting” sales event at all PEILCC stores from October 1 to November 18, inclusive. All of the products included in the sale contribute from $.50 to $1.50 per item. Last year PEILCC raised $21,000 and 100% of the funds went to community group projects in the province.

Also, don’t forget that the ANBL “Protect Our Rivers” sales event runs through to Sunday, 28 September in all ANBL stores. The last weekend features a prompt at cash that earned over $20,000 last year. And, Picaroons (now famous) Upstream Ale seasonal is readily available as supplies last. PEILCC has adopted Upstream Ale this year so you can always go to PEI to get your stock!!

Yours in conservation,

Stephen Chase,

Executive Director