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’ómoks 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.
Signs of Abundance Tour – The information on this page compliments that which appears on the sign that has recently been erected on north of the Courtenay Marina on the Riverway Walk. To go to the map of all the signs in this series click here. For more information on salt marsh habitat, habitat we would be reestablishing at the Kus Kus Sum site visit the Macdonald Wood Park page.
https://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PW_surveyingDanBowen.jpg675900Michael Holdinghttp://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PWLogoMainTransparent-300x180.pngMichael Holding2017-05-05 12:04:242017-05-10 22:13:06Dan Bowen sheds some light on the work being done at the old Field Sawmill site
https://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/BillHeathphoto1.jpg640478Michael Holdinghttp://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PWLogoMainTransparent-300x180.pngMichael Holding2017-05-03 12:03:512017-05-10 13:24:06Bill Heath announces his donation of $25 000 to Project Watershed
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 […]
https://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Rob.Fields.1.3.jpg14403175Caila Holbrookhttp://projectwatershed.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/PWLogoMainTransparent-300x180.pngCaila Holbrook2017-03-31 10:08:292017-05-10 22:11:52Turning Fields Sawmill into Kus-kus-sum Park - First Steps
Photos of the Site
Courtenay River Airphoto showing Future Site of Fields Saw Mill
Field Sawmill in the background before sheet piling and in filling