CBC Prince Edward Island


Nature Conservancy looking to purchase P.E.I. land

Posted by Mitch Cormier


Two significant areas in Prince Edward Island have been targeted for protection by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

The first is the popular cottage and beach area of St. Peter's Harbour, and the second is the Percival River area which is pictured above.

The conservancy is in the midst of a fundraising effort to purchase 118 acres at St. Peters.

Andrew Holland and Julie Vasseur stopped into the studio to talk about the project.


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Residents Warned - Coyotes In The Park

Posted by Bill van Asperen

CoyotesSummersidePark.jpgSummerside is warning residents to stay clear of Rotary Park until it is clear of a coyote. Recently there has been a number of coyotes showing up in Island farm fields and near tree lines. However, they seem to be getting bolder, venturing into populated areas too. Just ask people like Albert Stairs of Summerside. His property borders on Rotary Park. It's just been shut down to allow the province to put the run to the coyote. Stairs talked with Federico Cahis. With more on the city's response to the coyote situation Federico also spoke with Bob Ashley with the City of Summerside.

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Conservation Plates Fund Habitat Improvements

Posted by Bill van Asperen

ConservationPlates.jpgPEI now has special conservation license plates available for sale. The plates look like the new single-design plates, with the optional five iconic Island species. A red fox, Canada goose, speckled trout, lady slipper or a blue jay. Duncan Crawford is a member of the PEI Wildlife Conservation Fund committee, and joined us to explain how these new plates will raise funds for projects to help improve habitat.

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