Join Us In Creating A
Legacy at 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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History of the site
Friends of Kus-kus-sum
Signs of Abundance Tour
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We were finally able to hold the Paintings, By The Numbers event on Sept 12, 2020. The event raised over $25,000 for Kus-kus-sum and despite the fact that it was very different than we had planned preCOVID, it turned out to be a success.
On June 30, the students and instructors of Toshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudo, in Courtenay, completed 108 kata (kata is a series of self-defence techniques combined in a traditional form) as fundraiser for the Kus-Kus-Sum project, in appreciation of Project Watershed’s good work for natural habitat of the valley and the estuary.
A variety of native plants, shrubs and trees will be established at Kus-kus-sum as part of the restoration process. This will not only provide food, shelter and habitat for fish and wildlife but also help mitigate climate change. Check out this video to find out more.
Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum project is important for supporting the broader Salish Sea Ecosystem. The project will restore habitat for fish and wildlife, attenuate flooding, and create habitat connectivity to adjacent conservation lands in the estuary. Kus-kus-sum provides habitat for mobile species, such as salmon, that utilize the broader Salish Sea ecosystem in their lives.
Project Watershed worked with local artist Robert Lundquist to create this video which outlines how nature will be restored at Kus-kus-sum.
This film highlights why people, businesses, schools etc… are supporting the Kus-kus-sum Project.
The film that helped kick off the Fundraising for Kus-kus-sum in 2017.
$800K TO COMPLETE PURCHASE OF THE SITE
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 aimed to raise $500,000 from the Comox Valley community. We have surpassed this goal, however, as we still haven’t raised enough to complete the purchase people and businesses are still donating. Thank you!
To help fund the purchase and restoration of Kus-kus-sum you can donate individually or join with your neighbours, co-workers, church or sports team and pool your funds 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 may choose an art poster. 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). Check out the Keeping It Living artwork to see if there is a piece that interests you.
We are writing grants to all levels of governments, as well as local, national and international organizations to raise the balance of the funds.