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Map showing the sites with reported anoxic events in 2021
Anoxic events are a common occurrence in Island estuaries during the summer months. The symp toms of an anoxic event include: milky white or green discolouration of the water, H 2 S or 'rotten turnip' odour, and low (near zero) dissolved oxygen readings. A list...
A change to regulations under the, Environmental Protection Act, means a new program will be in place in the province to collect and recycle agricultural plastics. Prince Edward Island will be the first province in the Atlantic region with a regulated extended producer-responsibility program (EPR...
Land-use and long-term nitrate trends in Island streams.
Graph showing nitrate concentrations in 10 Island streams.
Individual nitrate-trend results for several Island streams in the long-term monitoring program.
Do I need a permit to withdraw surface water for irrigation?, Yes. A Watercourse, Wetland and Buffer Zone Activity Permit is needed to withdraw surface water (from a stream or river) when: the rate of withdrawal is more than 50 imperial gallons per minute, or more than 10,000 imperial gallons are...
What is shoreline stabilization?, In the past, development along PEI’s shoreline was often undertaken with little thought given to the risks associated with erosion or flooding. As a result, many owners of shoreline properties are now faced with three alternatives: Do nothing and risk losing much...
As part of the development of regulations for the, Water Act, , Islanders were invited to provide comments regarding the draft regulations. All on-line comments that were received on the draft regulations before the closing date were posted on this page. The names of people making these on-line...
This infographic provides an overview of PEI's greenhouse gas emissions for 2019.