John Andrew shares his vast knowledge of the Wright's Creek Watershed with Dr. Adam Fenech and 12 students from the UPEI School of Climate Change and Adaptation (October 31,2021). It was a beautiful fall day -- perfect for learning about the history of the area around Andrew’s Pond, walking the trails and experiencing the natural diversity of the Wright’s Creek Watershed. Co-chairs Darren Riggs and his dog and Michelle Cottreau also joined the tour.
Congratulations, John and Christine Andrew. The award recognizes the donation of the 6.6-acre Andrew’s Pond North to the City of Charlottetown, the development of a trail system around the pond, building observation decks, docks and bridges, and the many historical and natural area signs around the watershed.
The Barbour Pond fishway and drawdown structures have been installed. We also emptied the Barbour Pond sediment trap.
Wayne Boyer, the excavator operator (left) and Wright's Creek Committee co-chair Darren Riggs are in this picture showing where the drawdown structure will go.
This is the empty sediment trap.
Above is the net used to clear fish from the water remaining in the pond. The Wright’s Creek stream flow has been diverted away from the work area. All the water in the pictures is isolated from the flowing water.
Quite the structure.
John Andrew designed the historical sign and block seating. Installed September 2021, Stonepark Intermediate School in Charlottetown.
A gift to the students and staff of Stonepark Intermediate School for their assistance with our watershed projects. Storm water from this area drains into Andrew’s Pond and Wright’s Creek. Our trails begin 0.75 Km from the school. The granite blocks were once part of the 1901 Hillsborough Bridge.