14 Nov Field Tour at AWP BMP Project
Recently, members of the Steering Committee of the AgriWatershed Partnership and board members from the Southeast Environmental Association attended a field tour of one of the on-farm projects supported by the PEI AgriWatershed Partnership under the 2021 BMP Support Program. The project, undertaken by MacAulay Farms Inc. of Chepstow, in cooperation with SEA, involved installing a large number of soil conservation structures on a 65 Ha property in Forest Hill in the Boughton River Watershed. The project will significantly reduce the sediment load to Whitlock’s Pond to the south of the property and Doc’s Marsh to the east. The numerous waterways and terraces on this project required in excess of 16,000 feet of jute erosion matting which the field crew from SEA assisted in getting stapled in place in record time. Jute erosion mat is essential in soil erosion projects to stabilize the newly constructed structures until the grass gets established.
Also in attendance were the landowners, Paul and Chris MacAulay and Tyler Wright, PEIDAL who designed and oversaw the construction of the project.