Richmond Bay Watershed Association Inc.

Restoring Watersheds in Central Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada

What is a watershed?

A watershed starts at the highest point in the land and it is all the land draining its surface water and groundwater into the lowest point of the land which is a particular river or stream.

Watershed restoration is the process of restoring damaged watersheds to conditions that are healthier and more natural for wildlife, aquatic life and people. Restoration is broadly defined as the act, process, or result of returning a degraded or former habitat to a healthy, self-sustaining condition that resembles as closely as possible its pre-disturbed state. Better streams and rivers and ultimately watersheds mean an improved quality of life for those who live, work, and play in the community. Restoring and rehabilitating watersheds brings many benefits to the entire community, as well as adjacent neighborhoods.

Many of the Richmond Bay Watershed Association Inc projects involve multiple types of restoration and focus on improving the health of the whole ecosystem.

 

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