Community Donations Boost Kus-kus-sum Fundraising
$50,000 cheque for Kus-kus-sum presented to Project Watershed onsite –
left to right Lyle Carlstrom, Brian Storey, Dan Bowen, Janine Martin,
Dave Procter, Bill Heidrick
“The community portion of our fundraising campaign has received an enormous amount of support. The contribution from Janine and Dave, along with the other donations received in September and October have put us 40% of the way to reaching our next target of raising $35,000 by December 20. After that there is only one target left – $30,000 by June 30, 2020.” remarked Caila Holbrook, Project Watershed Manager of Fundraising and Outreach.
Janine Martin is a long time resident of the Comox Valley and the Vice President, Director and Branch Manager at Odlum Brown Ltd. As an avid supporter of a number of local charities and environmental initiatives, Janine recently established the Janine Martin Family Environmental Fund, which will support environmental initiatives in the Comox Valley for generations to come.
Dave Procter is the managing broker at Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty. Born and raised in Comox and with over 40 years of experience working in real estate, Dave is intimately connected to Comox Valley and supports a number of local charities and initiatives through his work. Both Janine and Dave are also avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.
When asked why they chose to support the Kus-kus-sum project, Janine and Dave replied: “The many environmental challenges facing the world today can seem overwhelming. By committing to the Kus-kus-sum project we feel empowered by being a part of positive environmental changes in the heart of our
Another fundraising announcement will be made by the 100+ Women Who Care at our upcoming Artist in Residence event at Bayside Cafe from 2-4 p.m. on November 12. This event is part of the “Keeping It Living Art Show” that Bayside is hosting for all of November. We will be thanking all our recent donors including Janine, Dave and the 100+ Women Who Care at the event. Come out to meet like minded people, watch painter Brian Buckrell create an artwork that will be raffled at the event and contribute to the Kus-kus-sum project.
Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team has been busy testing methods for future monitoring protocols at Kus-kus-sum. The goal is to create a system of data collection to measure ecosystem health.
Happy Technician Tuesday! While working around Glen Urquhart stream, our Technician team has experienced numerous encounters with fauna using the site. The presence of wildlife at Glen Urquhart further justifies the need to preserve and restore the area.
Project Watershed and our guests had a wonderful evening at 40 KNOTS on September 11th, 2021. The Keeping It Living Dinner was spectacular.
We are excited to announce that as of the end of September, we finished the removal, crushing and re-purposing of the surface concrete at Kus-kus-sum. All crushed concrete was successfully repurposed offsite to projects throughout the Comox Valley to be used as fill and road base. As we removed the surface material, we uncovered a few areas with additional sub-surface concrete.
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.
We at Project Watershed took the first National Truth & Reconciliation Day, to reflect on our role, as a stewardship organization within the landscape of the Comox Valley, the traditional and unceded territory of our partners, the K’ómoks First Nation.