2023 Rubber Ducky Race

This fundraiser is hosted in partnership with the Summerside Lobster Carnival

On July 8th at 2:30 pm BBEMA staff will once again be releasing 1000 yellow rubber ducky’s to race from our Historic Ice Pond to the stream outlet below Water Street.

First Rubber Ducky to cross the finish line is the winner of $500!!!

2nd Rubber Ducky wins $200 and 3rd Rubber Ducky wins $100

Adopt your Rubber Ducky’s online using the form below – payments can be completed via e-transfer using the email address; tracy@bbema.ca

Rubber Ducky’s are $5 each or a you can purchase a Quack Pack of 5 ducky’s for $20.

All proceeds will be used to enhance BBEMA Heritage Ice Pond Nature Park in Summerside and support BBEMA Community and Youth Environmental Outreach Programs/Activities hosted at the park.

Ecological Projects Coordinator

Job Posting

BBEMA is now hiring an Ecological Projects Coordinator

  • this is an 15 month position from June 1, 2023 to Sept 1, 2024.(with possibility of extension.

Job location: 1929 Nodd Road Kinkora PE C0B1M0

Wage: 18/hr

Job Description: Ecological Projects Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing various conservation-related projects. Providing primary in-field leadership to accomplish daily/weekly project outcomes

  • Conduct biological field monitoring protocols: · vegetation, wildlife, and fisheries surveys, Collecting and analyzing water, macro-invertebrate population index, deployment/collection of in-situ probes, head of stream assessment surveys.
  • Conduct in stream Atlantic Salmon habitat/spawning site targeted enhancement initiative, plus general in stream species fish habitat enhancement protocols.
  • Conduct ecological monitoring related to habitat restoration (vegetation surveys, photo monitoring, GIS) – collect geographic data using Garmin GPS units and aerial drone technology.
  • Conduct ecological monitoring of river otters using: GPS technology, trail cameras, field protocols.
  • Conduct in hedgerow and riparian enhancement measures: native tree and shrub planting, planting of swamp milkweed and wetland ground plants.
  • Liaison with farmers and private industry to enhance biodiversity within agricultural landscapes – targeting wildlife corridors, pollinator habitats, migratory songbird nesting habitats adjacent to farm fields – Implement pollinator habitat assessment and/or enhancement protocols on landscapes adjacent to agricultural fields.
  • Assist BBEMA Environmental Projects Coordinator to implement thermo UAV (drone) stream monitoring surveys (Summerside, Wilmot and Dunk Rivers)
  • Assist with delivery of BBEMA Youth Environmental Programs: Yellow Fish Road, Adopt a River, Adopt-a-Pond, Frog Watch – coordination/delivery of student in class/field trips.
  • Oversee the maintenance of field equipment, calibration field and laboratory instruments.
  • Document all activities, write articles about activities for the BBEMA Buzz newsletter, and submit a formal final report at the end of 2023/24 summer field seasons.
  • Office work will involve online database entry, analyzing and interpreting data, GIS Mapping and writing scientific reports.
  • Intern will be required to conduct some internet research where applicable and assist with the compilation, analysis, documentation of field data spreadsheets, field notes and summer project field report.
    Other Duties Include:
    Development of collaborative partnerships with agricultural producers to implement programs to identify and enhance sensitive ecological habitats (pollinator habitats, wildlife corridors, songbird nesting/migratory areas, aquatic habitats) through protective conservation initiatives.


Education: applicants should have graduated with a university diploma or college degree in biology, botany, wildlife conservation or other related natural resources field.

Essential Skills: Experience conducting field work using various monitoring protocols, including standard survey methods and site observations. Ability to work both as part of a team and independently Comfortable interacting with youth, general community members and private landowners. Good verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to enter data accurately onto a mobile device and computer.

Applicants must be willing and able to work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions

* Possession of a valid driver’s license is an asset.

Job work location will be based out of the BBEMA office located at 1929 Nodd Road, Emerald PE

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for two references to BBEMA Executive Director Tracy Brown by May 22, 2023. Email: tracy@bbema.ca

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