Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

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Legacy at Kus-kus-sum

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.

Kaylee Duckmanton Photography

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 a take a lot of work, please scroll down to find out how you can help unpave paradise.

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Kus-kus-sum highlighted as a “Project to Build a Better BC”

Kus-kus-sum highlighted as a “Project to Build a Better BC”

The B.C. government has set aside $1.5 billion for COVID-19 economic recovery. Dogwood BC recently surveyed supporters and allies to ask how that stimulus money should be spent in ways that will put people back to work, advance our climate goals and build stronger communities.

Imagine Kus-kus-sum

This film gives a glimpse of what the old Field Sawmill site (Kus-kus-sum) could look like once it is transformed into nature.

CBC promotes Kus-kus-sum!

If you haven’t already seen it, CBC did a radio interview and a post about our Kus-kus-sum project. Thank you, CBC! We’d also like to acknowledge the importance of the collaboration of the City of Courtenay and K’ómoks First Nation in moving toward our vision for this spot!

COVID-19 won’t stop Kus-kus-sum

Some of you may be asking what effect COVID-19 will have on the Kus-kus-sum project. Even though we do not know the full extent of the effects of this pandemic, we remain committed to unpaving paradise at Kus-kus-sum and confident of success.

Imagine Kus-kus-sum

Imagine Kus-kus-sum

This film gives a glimpse of what the old Field Sawmill site (Kus-kus-sum) could look like once it is transformed into nature.

Kus-kus-sum Deconstruction, Phase 1 – Dock Removal

GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 19, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor.

Near the Waters Edge; A Green Infrastructure Tour

Near the Waters Edge; A Green Infrastructure Tour

Guided walking and kayaking tours showcasing green infrastructure in and around the Courtenay River were held on May 10 and 11, 2019. The tours were geared towards increasing political awareness of the possibilities of green infrastructure. Participants visited areas where green infrastructure was already in place or where it could be implemented in the future.

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TOTAL TO RAISE FOR PURCHASE AND RESTORATION $6,500,000

It will cost approximately $6.5M to purchase and restore the site to a natural state. Of this we need to raise $500,000 from the Comox Valley community. We will be writing grants to all levels of governments, as well as local, national and international organizations to raise the balance of the funds.

We have reached the $500,00.00 required from the community. Thank you. 

You can sponsor a habitat component individually or join with your neighbours, co-workers, church or sports team to sponsor one as a group. If you or your group wish to be recognized for your support please let us know – your name/affiliation will be listed on our website, our Facebook page and at some point on the restored site itself.

For donations over $25 you will receive a tax receipt and for donations over $100 you may also choose an art piece or Kus-kus-sum keepsake (please note that approx 15% is taken off your tax receipt if you do choose an art work).