Kaylee pictured removing a grove of invasive Himalayan balsam.
Kaylee Busniuk - Watershed Coordinator
Kaylee is originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario and moved to PEI in November 2020 and started with SAWIG in August 2021. She has an undergraduate degree from Lakehead University in Environmental Management and a Master's degree from Memorial University in Animal Behaviour.
She has 10 years of experience in a variety of environmental field work including plant identification, forestry, soil science, fisheries, and animal behaviour research.
Kaylee's favourite part of her job includes invasive species management and science education.
Lily McLaine - Watershed Project Manager
Lily is from Stratford, PEI and started with SAWIG in January 2021. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Science from Mount Allison University with a Major in Biology and double minors in Geography and Environmental Science.
Her interests include music, cooking, embroidery, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball.
Lily’s favourite part of her job includes helping teach the WaterSchool ("water-is-cool") program, planting trees, and monitoring the monarch waystation.
Lily found a furry field assistant while TSS sampling.
The Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG) is very dedicated to the betterment of the watersheds in which we serve. Although we work diligently throughout the year on a wide variety of projects and programs, we do the majority of our outdoor, “boots in the field” work throughout May-September.
We have been very fortunate to have summer students for the last several years, and have accomplished a great deal to be proud of! Summer staff crew numbers have changed throughout the years, ranging from 1-3 full time staff for eight to sixteen week stints.
Interested in what we have done the past seasons? Click here to see our past field reports!
Follow along with our summer staff on our Instagram Page!