PEI Acknowledges Successful Flood Prevention Infrastructure and Land Use Services

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PEI has recognized its water successes, acknowledging its Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program and the successful completion of flood prevention infrastructure.

The Evangeline Community Pasture is located near the community of Wellington. It amounts to about 240 hectares of grazing lands and can accommodate 700 head of cattle. “It is important to us to protect water quality for fish and communities downstream,” said Melvin Gallant, pasture manager. “We would not be able to maintain these stream-protection projects on our own: financial assistance from the PEI ALUS program is appreciated.”

The community pasture maintains a total of nearly 12 kilometres of riparian fencing that prevents pastured livestock from watering directly in streams and wetlands, along with five gravity-powered stations watering stations, two solar-powered stations, and another two watering sites that utilize well water. “We are very proud of what we have accomplished in our pastures,” said Gallant.

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