October 25 – 27
Streamkeepers Course October 25-27
Are you interested in learning more about the health of our local streams and creeks?
- Location: Lewis Centre, Tsolum Building, 489 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay, BC
- Hours: Friday 6:30 pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 9am to 4:30pm, Sunday 9am to 4:30pm
- Subjects covered: Modules 1 through 4. Participants will learn how to assess physical habitat, water quality and quantity and how to identify common aquatic insects. Upon successful completion of training a certificate is awarded to each participant.
- Cost: $100 per person + $35 if you want a take-home copy of the manual (there will be copies you can use during the course and it is available online)
We need 15 people to run the course and we will cancel if we don’t have enough registrants by the afternoon of Friday October 11.
For more information please check out Pacific Streamkeepers website here – https://www.pskf.ca/publications/handbook.html
Registration ends Friday Oct 18!
Project Watershed’s Guide to Documenting Forage Fish Habitat
Photo documentation of forage fish spawning habitat is valuable in our aim to protect these important nursery areas. Photos provide a story of each individual beach over time.
PSL – the Debate is Out and Volunteers are Needed
PSL – a Pumpkin Spice Latté or a Pacific sand lance? To some people, a PSL is both. Either way, PSL season is fast approaching. The leaves are changing, warm drinks are on the menu, and the liquid sunshine (rain) is welcomed after such a dry summer. Project Watershed is gearing up for our Fall/Winter sampling.
Forage Fish Field Day
This video follows a forage fish field day, from sampling to the counting of eggs, in the late fall of 2019.