Board of Directors
Paul Horgen – Chair
Paul Horgen is a retired Biology Professor from the University of Toronto. During his 35 years there, he served as Associate Chair, Department of Botany, Chair Biology Executive Committee U. of T at Mississauga, Director Centre for Plant Biotechnology, and Director Master of Biotechnology Program. His research was in Microbial genetics and environmental microbiology. He has published over 140 scientific articles and has co-authored 3 books. He move to the Comox Valley in 2005, He served as science coordinator for Elder College and is currently Chair of the Board at Project Watershed. He is also a member of the Vancouver Island CNIB Board of Directors.
Don Castleden – Chair of the Estuary Working Group
Brian Storey – Treasurer
Dan Bowen – Research and Technical Working Group
Dan was born and raised in the Comox Valley, and has a passion for the protection of the elements of the flora and fauna from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the mountains. Dan worked for the Ministry of Transportation as an engineering assistant, overseeing numerous road construction projects on Vancouver Island. In 2010, Danstarted applying his expertise to the aquaculture industry, specifically sustainable hatchery and tenure development and operations. In 2011, Dan was asked to become a director on the Project Watershed board in the Comox Valley and has been working on several committees including the Blue Carbon project. With Dan’s background in the shellfish industry (solid carbon sequestering) and eelgrass gardens (oceanic carbon sinks), he is an asset to the Project Watershed team and the Blue Carbon committee.