Upcoming Community & Volunteer Events

Community Events (Spring 2022)

(Volunteers needed, please e-mail to apply)

Tree Giveaway July 1st, 2022 from 11am – 2:30pm Native trees including White Spruce, White Pine, Red Oak, Red Maple (high- quality 1 gallon, 2-3 year old trees). Limit of 5 per household. Locations are:

@ 413 Sleepy Hollow road, Miltonvale Park (rain location is Milton Hall on New Glascow Rd)

@ Cornwall Circle of Peace (Terry Fox Sports Complex) with parking available on Erin Court

Fishing Derby on Saturday May 21, 2022 at 8am-1pm: Hyde Pond– No fishing license required; prizes for best catch include $50 for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third place. Bring your fishing rod, tackle box or dig up some worms at home, bring the family and enjoy some time on the pond catching Brook Trout. Island falconry will be at the event from 10am-12pm. There will also be an educational fish identification station, Invasive Species ID Table, and a gratitude ceremony by Mi’kmaq Knowledge Keeper Julie Pelissier-Lush (tobacco offering and drumming).

CAWG Rain Barrel Fundraiser @ Terry Fox Place on Sunday June 5th

Prepaid pick up only for our rain barrel fundraiser, you can purchase them up to May 23rd at and $10 of each sold will go back to wildlife conservation in your area. Open to all communities in the Hyde Creek and North River Watersheds. June 5th is World Environment Day, so we will be celebrating by giveaway trees for those who have purchased and pick up their barrel that day (3 per household). It is a drive thru pick up event from 8- 4pm.

Trees for trash on Saturday June 11, 2022 at 8am-1pm: Cornwall Community Gardens MacArthur Drive, Cornwall (Community Gardens) – Collect garbage in and along the creek and receive a tree for each bag collected. Garbage bags provided, Indigenous tree and shrubs only. For those who cannot help us clean up the rivers due to challenges, extra trees will be available to give away (3 per household).

Tree giveaway on July 1st from 11:30am-2:30pm:  Miltonvale Community Park 413 Sleepy Hollow Road, Milton Station. If it is raining the event will be at the Milton Community Hall 7New Glasgow Road-Rte 224 North Milton. Come grab a native tree to celebrate Canada Day!

Naturalization Areas: tree planting and pollinator seeding.

Cornwall Rd behind the post office & April 23 @ Lacardy Dr. Postponed TBA

Both events will be held from 10am-2pm; the community volunteers are welcomed to help us continue the promotion and naturalization of these once heavily manicured habitat.

Wetland Garbage clean up on May 7th at 9am: Hyde Pond, Cornwall Clean up a local wetland, Hyde Pond with us. Help us collect garbage around the pond to keep it out of our waterways. Don’t forget your gloves and boots. Hope to see you there!

Please e-mail us to reserve your spot as a volunteer at these times, due to the public health and safety standards the number of volunteers at these events is limited to 10 people/day in May, and 20 people/day in June.


Description of EventWeek Of 2020Location
Tree signage installation
Nesting box installation
May 18-22Hilltop Drive, Cornwall (Naturalization Gallery)
Hyde Park clean up
Nesting box monitoring
May 18-22Pond Street, Cornwall (Hyde Pond)
Tree and shrub maintenance
Tree and shrub delivery
May 25-29Hilltop Drive, Cornwall (Naturalization Gallery)
Tree planting
Mulching and bed maintenance
June 5Hilltop Drive, Cornwall (Naturalization Gallery)
Trees for Trash Fundraiser Event
Hyde Creek clean up
Tree giveaway
June 13MacArthur Drive, Cornwall (Community Gardens)
More opportunities to come…stay tuned

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group Annual General Meeting 2020

Covid-19 Response: We will now host the AGM via Zoom online meeting. Please following the link and download instruction to meet us all for an enjoyable and adaptive time on Thursday May 14th, 2020 at 6pm! Snacks are Welcome! Email us at to request a link.

 Presentations include details of local watershed management activities, a showing a 2019 Island short film, ‘Solastalgia’ by Millefiores Clarkes, followed by the Monitoring progress of Cole’s Brook in the North River Watershed by Dr. Van den Heuval (Professor and Chair of Canada Research in Watershed Ecological Integrity). Includes elections to the board and executive. Please visit or visit their Facebook page for more details!

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group Annual Stream Clean Up/ Trees for Trash (pending)

Saturday June 13th, 2020 from 9am- 2pm at Cornwall Community Gardens (MacArthur Drive)Do your part to keep the Hyde Creek clean at this free event! Travel by foot from Kellow Drive, or Lacardy Drive, James Street, Brookside Drive all the way downstream to Hyde Pond! Wear your rubber boots, grab a garbage bag, bring a friend, and walk along the creekside collecting human trash and debris. Meet us at the gardens and in exchange for your bag of trash we will offer you a tree to plant! A win-win situation you have to make happen! We will also have garbage bags available at the gardens for your convenience. Please visit or visit their Facebook page for more details!

Cornwall and Area Watershed Group Annual Family Fishing Derby (Cancelled)

Covid 19 Response: The Province has postponed the opening of the Angling Season to June 1st. We have to cancel this event. Illegal fishing will be monitored by several conservation officers, so please do not take the risk. For more information visit click here

Fishing For Dollars to Help Us Grow!
Family Fishing Derby at Hyde Pond

Saturday May 16th, 2020 from 6am – 2pm at Hyde Pond (Pond Street, Cornwall)Bring the family, bait and the fishing rods out for this free event. Derby Prizes for best catch include 1st place $50, 2nd place $30, and 3rd place $20. May long weekend is free family fishing weekend for everyone (see 2020 PEI Angling Summary). Please visit or visit their Facebook page for more details! 

Come join us for Cornwall’s Snowfest Snowshoe & Bonfire Event! February 19th, 2020

The Twilight Snowshoe – a hike through the Hyde Pond trail system, where we could hear some owls call and watch the winter stars as they set over the creek waters before heading back for a warm bonfire.
In partnership with the Town and the Department of Forest, Fish & Wildlife, we will offer a glimpse into local wildlife and fur-bearing winter animals with a table set up full of fury friends we may see and hear in the night. A bonfire to follow with hot chocolate to warm your nose 🙂 A night for all to come together, as there will be snow shoes for rent- but we do encourage those with their own snowshoes to bring them for the hike! See You There!

Thank you for Joining us in May 2019! See you in 2020!

Thank you for Joining us on May 18th, 2019 from 11-2pm for a Family Fishing Derby at Hyde Pond in Cornwall, PEI. Many derby fish were released into Hyde Pond before the weekend, and all you had to do is bring your fishing rod, tackle, and worms. No fishing license needed for this event, that’s why it’s fun for the whole community. An excerpt of the event description follows! See you in 2020!

Come out and learn how to fish, we will have expert fly-rod fisherman to show you the basics of using your rod. Then, join us on the trail walk where we will guide you through the local habitats, and you’ll become familiar with plant names and wildlife species in your backyard. Finally, watch out for the real experts! That’s right. At 12:30pm, Gain a birds eye appreciation while visiting with Island Falconry as they demonstrate how their hawks capture food and eat it. No cooking required.

Why not top it all off with winning the prize for the biggest catch of the day! CAWG will have several stations set up around Hyde Pond from 11- 2pm to measure and weigh your catches. There will be prizes for the best catches.

Things to bring: Fishing rod, worms, bucket, boots, hat/sunglasses, water, lawn chair for sitting, friends and family.