As part of our Estuary Stewardship, Project Watershed has committed to the restoration of the Field Sawmill site. We have been given a name for the site by the K’omoks First Nation and are now calling it Kus Kus Sum. Our vision is to create vibrant and productive habitat and connect it to Hollyhock flats, which is adjacent to the site and one of the most productive areas in the Estuary. It’s a big job and it’s going to take a lot of work, we hope you will join us in creating this legacy. On this page you can follow our progress through blogs posts and donate to this cause.

Blog Posts

Dan Bowen sheds some light on the work being done at the old Field Sawmill site

Turning Fields Sawmill into Kus-kus-sum Park – First Steps

Project Watershed is working towards securing and restoring Kus-kus-sum, the former Fields Sawmill site, in the K’ómoks Estuary. If you are unfamiliar with the Fields Saw Mill the site is the large cement area that runs along Comox Road on the south side of the 17th street bridge, across from Locals Restaurant. The original salt […]

Project Watershed’s Community Forum on Field’s Re-Envisioning Attracts 150

(Scroll down to find the petition at the bottom of this page – Petition open til Nov 3rd) On November 3, 150 Comox Valley residents including four City of Courtenay Councillors, two regional Directors, Chair of the CVRD Board and one Town of Comox Councillor participated in a Community forum where Project Watershed presented its […]

Fields Sawmill Restoration Vision

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society (PW) has launched an initiative to acquire and restore the old Fields site to a natural state to meld into the “Hollyhock Flats” conservation area adjoining the south end of this industrial property. Our vision incorporates one large contiguous conservation area with streams, wetlands, trails and signage for public education […]

Courtenay Council Candidates Consider Field Sawmill Site

With an election coming in a few days, all of the candidates running in Courtenay are firming up their platforms. One of the important issues facing our beautiful community and is on the minds of not only citizens of Courtenay,  but all of us who have chosen the Comox Valley as our home, is the […]

Reclaiming Field Sawmill

Project Watershed and the Estuary Working Group have been developing restoration possibilities for the Field Sawmill site since 2009. “It is our belief that this property has the potential to become a highlight of a restored K’ómoks Estuary, itself a signature feature of the Comox Valley” states Don Castleden, Chair of the Estuary Working Group. […]

Restoration Vision

Photos of the Site

  • 1931

    Courtenay River Airphoto showing Future Site of Fields Saw Mill

  • 1958

    Field Sawmill in the background before sheet piling and in filling

  • 2010

    On Site Flooding

  • Future

    Restoration Possibilities

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