Since 1993

Who We Are ...

The Friends of Wellers Bay is a board of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the enjoyment of the waters and beaches of the bay.

The association was formed in 1987 to dredge open a channel between Lake Ontario and the Bay for easy boat access.

Dredging has since become the responsibility of Quinte West while the committee remains an active voice working to improve all aspects of life on the Bay.

Friends of Wellers Bay is a board of volunteers with the goal of preserving and promoting Wellers Bay.

Become a Member ...

Your help is need to keep Wellers Bay an amazing place to live, visit and play.

Fees are $30 Family, $25 individual.
Your support is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued upon request.

Flashback February 2021

Terry Sprague: Our Natural Heritage

* FREE * Zoom talk as part of Flashback February 2021 and brought to you by the Friends of Wellers Bay

A remote talk (by zoom) on 20 Feb 21 at 2 pm

Terry’s presentation will draw our attention to the wealth of both natural and human history in Prince Edward County.

He will look at the County’s foundation, and how limestone rock, from the finely ground sand at Sandbanks to the impressive limestone shelves along the shore, has played a role in the formation of islands, spectacular cliffs, and collapsed dolines such as Lake on the Mountain.

Hear stories of the famous Ameliasburgh Inlier, the mesa at McMahon Bluff, cattail marshes, wooded swamps, Sandbanks Provincial Park, shipwrecks, waterfalls, and the colourful history of Main Duck Island.

We will also look at the South Shore Important Bird Area and the Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area.

Learn how these areas have all contributed to shape the county we know as Prince Edward. You will leave with a better understanding of why Prince Edward County has become such a tourist haven.

Contact friendsofwellersbay@gmail.com to register for your virtual seat!

The Ontario Lake Partner Program 

Did you know the water of Wellers Bay is tested annually?

Our Success Story ...

BeforeDredging

The Bay Was Dying ...

By 1986, the Bay was becoming land-locked due to the shifting sands and the effects of Hurricane Hazel in the 50's. The north access was just a foot deep and impossible for boats to travel between Lake Ontario and Weller's Bay. The  Bay became weedy with poor water quality.

AfterDredging

The Channel Opens ...

After much effort to raise funds to pay for the dredging, the channel was opened in 1989 and the Bay was revitalized. Fish stocks returned, the water quality improved, and the weeds were not as prevalent.  Resorts, marinas , homes and cottagers enjoy a new lease on business, and recreation.

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The Friends of Wellers Bay Association works toward maintaining the health of the Bay with your help.  Your membership with our organization and donations from citizens and local business make it possible to continue our endeavour to protect and enhance Wellers Bay.

Become a Member ...

Your help is need to keep Wellers Bay an amazing place to live, visit and play.

Fees are $30 Family, $25 individual.
Your support is tax deductible and a receipt will be issued.