As part of this year’s Keeping It Living Campaign Project Watershed is providing an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Estuary through an event held on the mudflats. Participants will delve into the intertidal world of critters with Biologist Michele Jones on Saturday May 25th at 1pm. The inter-tidal portion of the estuary will be explored through looking at tide pools, estuary plants, and learning about the mudflat ecosystem. Participants should be ready for a “gumboot” hike into a world that is usually hidden by water or mud.
This event is appropriate for people of all ages and everyone is welcome. Project Watershed is asking that all participants sign up before hand at http://keepingitliving.ca/projects/event-sign-up to ensure an appropriate number of assistants are available. Participation is by donation. The group will be meeting at the Courtenay Riverway Walk Parking Lot on Mansfield Drive and will leave at 1pm. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water if it is sunny.
The Keeping It Living Campaign is a yearly campaign Project Watershed runs to raise awareness and funds to protect and restore the K’omoks Estuary. It includes various events and a silent art auction and competition. Project Watershed will be hosting more events as part of Elevate the Estuary in conjunction with Elevate the Arts from the 4th to the 8th of June.