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Hot, dry and windy conditions create concerns
Burning Permits are required for any outdoor fire from March 15 to December 1 each year and burning can only occur when the Fire Weather Index (FWI) is Low and wind speeds are 10km/hr or less.

Islanders and visitors are being advised that the hot, dry and windy weather means that burning permits are not valid. The public are also being urged to use caution with any and all outdoor fires.

Natural Area designated in Hazel Grove
(L-R): Benjamin Wells; Island Nature Trust Executive Director Jackie Waddell; Lynne Douglas; Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry; and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster.

Prince Edward Islandís system of protected Natural Areas expanded recently with the addition of four privately owned properties totalling 68 hectares in the Hazel Grove area of Queens County.

Province seeking volunteers to protect and promote Confederation Trail
Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Henderson (second from right) and Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry (far left) chat with trail volunteer Charles Easter and Conservation Officer Patrick DesRoches.

Islanders can do their part to help protect and promote one of the most important venues for outdoor activity in the province by becoming a trail volunteer on the Confederation Trail.

PEI Environmental Awards recognize outstanding achievements
Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry (left) and Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis (right) present an Environmental Award to Myles Lord and Dr. Kelly Lockhart.

A local school, a watershed group and individual Islanders are among the recipients of the 2014 PEI Environmental Awards.

Province will introduce a water act
The proposed water act will create new legislation for areas such as groundwater allocation, discharges into fresh and marine water environments, and mandate targets for water quality.

The Prince Edward Island government will be introducing a water act to provide a modern, comprehensive legislative and policy framework to ensure the sustainable management of water resources.

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