EMERALD, P.E.I. – Since 1992, the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association (BBEMA) has played a leadership role in environmental projects and partnerships that have benefited the South Shore watershed. BBEMA is known for its work in stream restoration, tree planting, monarch migration, and works with farmers, fishers, schools, community members and government officials, with the end goal of promoting a sustainable and healthy environment.
All interested individuals and groups are welcome to join BBEMA on Wednesday, July 11, beginning at 6 p.m., as the association hosts its annual meeting at the BBEMA office at the old train station in Emerald (1929 Nodd Road).
On the agenda is a barbecue and social time at 6 p.m. with BBEMA staff, board and supporters.
At 6:45 p.m. the annual meeting is set to begin. Those attending will learn about the work BBEMA has performed in the community over the last year including updates on the biodiversity action plan, monarch watch, stream monitoring, fish habitat restoration, tree planting, education programs, Discovery Centre and more.
At 7:45 p.m. BBEMA staff will present a “Show & Tell” – a short tour of a few of the BBEMA work sites found in the local area.
Barry Mayne, BBEMA president, said, “We see this as an opportunity to bring light to the important work that has been performed by our board, staff and partners. We have many enthusiastic individuals, businesses and communities engaged in our activities – July 11 will be a great opportunity for others to learn more and to get involved.”
The Bedeque Bay Watershed area is composed of six smaller sub-watersheds; Sunbury Cove, the Wilmot River, the Dunk River, the Bradshaw River, Seven Mile Bay/Salutation Cove and Schurman’s Point.