Completion of Historic Ice Pond Restoration Project

The installation of the sign marked the completion of a two year construction phase for BBEMA’s project to restore the Historic Summerside Ice Pond. Since the late 1800’s this pond (S’side West end) has provided recreational opportunities, a place to fish, a home for wildlife, and a visual refuge for urban dwellers looking for relief from crowded city streets. Once the base of a thriving commercial industry: Ice harvesting took place in the 1890’s (this pond was considered the best source in Prince County for pure ice). Until the late 1950’s, the pond was a popular for swimming, picnicking, fishing (summer) and skating, bonfires, hockey games (winter). There are still some final landscaping touches to be completed in the spring of 2019. BBEMA Board members, management and staff are excited and proud to have completed this enhanced fish (wildlife) area. BBEMA is looking forward to seeing how are efforts (in partnership with funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada) brings new life to this once neglected waterway. Be sure to stay tuned for the Grand Opening Day this coming summer.

We our now launching phase two of our project and we need your help.  BBEMA is seeking funding to create an environmentally friendly, accessible park for the people of Summerside PE, Canada to enjoy. This park will highlight environmentally friendly practices, provide walking paths and other outdoor recreational opportunities, seating areas, educational signage, accessible fishing platforms, ecological friendly landscape and a park designed for people and wildlife. Included in this space will be native plant, community, edible and pollinator gardens.

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Want to know what other exciting projects we have been up too – check out out latest 2019 Winter/Spring Newsletter …BBEMA Newsletter 2019-1




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