What is an Estuary?
This film debuted in April 2016 at the Courtenay Museum as part of the Pieces of an Estuary presentation. Pieces of an Estuary was an environmental art and public education project of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in consultation with the David Suzuki Foundation and in partnership with Project Watershed. The project was offered as a combined studio and humanities course at North Island College in the Spring of 2016, as part of the collaborative BFA program with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Many thanks to TaraLee Houston, Sarah Bergeron and Jessie Zelko for their work in creating this film.
Update: This film was choosen as our Keeping It Living art work for 2017.
Drone Footage of Planting ~ RickskopterK'omoks First Nation Welcome by Elder Donna Mitchell and Councillor Katherine Frank ~ Graeme RobetsonPlanting and watering ~ Caila Holbrook I wanted to give a big, heart-felt thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help...
Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team recently checked on the Lyngbye’s Sedge (Carex lyngbyei) planting in Hollyhock Flats and we’re happy to report that they are growing well.
Happy Technician Tuesday! In June, our technician team planted a large number of Lyngbye’s Sedge and some Tufted Hair Grass to restore areas of Hollyhock Flats.
In July, our technician team ventured into Hollyhock Flats to conduct a plant survey. The goal was to understand the current plant community structures throughout the saltmarsh. This data can be used for restoration efforts at Kus-kus-sum. We also learned about invasive plant presence and range within Hollyhock for future removal efforts.
Project Watershed held a community forum via Zoom to explain the restoration process that we are embarking on at Kus-kus-sum beginning June 21st, 2021. This is recording of that Zoom meeting.
Project Watershed’s Estuary Working Group has chosen the Cumberland Community Forest Society as the 2020 Keeping It Living Award recipients.