The Tryon River Watershed cooperative was founded in 1992 by a group of citizens concerned about the state of the Tryon River and the influx of sedimentation. Now, it is a community run group that is focused on the protection and preservation of the environment for the quiet enjoyment of its residence, man and wildlife.
The Tryon watershed is a river system which covers approximately 5248 hectares of land on the south shore of P.E.I. Three major branches meet south of the TransCanada highway before emptying into the Northumberland Strait. The river has historic runs of Brook trout, Gasperaux, and Smelt, Although Atlantic Salmon reportedly exists in the Tryon River, they are no longer evident. Rainbow Trout, an introduced species, is now common in the Tryon River.