First a word from Daphne:
The Grand Opening of the Westmoreland River Nature Park/Stordy’s Pond (Rte. 13 at the north end of Crapaud), a joint project of South Shore Watershed Assoc. and Westmoreland River Watershed Group, was a resounding success with perfect weather on Friday afternoon (August 25). The Lieutenant Governor planted an Island red oak tree. Visitors from young children to elderly folk came. Among other features, the Park includes a Monarch butterfly registered way-station, and Monarchs were busy foraging on Friday, almost close enough to touch.
If you are in the area, please do drop by. There are several interpretive signs and two fishing platforms with benches, plus a parking lot (with green P sign). It’s a nasty long, blind bend, though, so drive carefully! The Park will continue under development, with ongoing goals of wildlife habitat enhancement, public education and recreation (especially fishing), and wheelchair accessibility.
His Honour Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis opened the park by planting a red oak tree. He was assisted by Green Party Leader, Peter Bevan-Baker, the Honourable Wayne Easter, MP Malpeque and Dina Blot WRWG Co chair.
Tours of the natural fish passage, new spillway and water height control structure and the pollinator gardens were given.
The Stordy family enjoying one of our fish platforms.