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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Keeping It Living

The Keeping It Living Awareness Campaign is run every year to raise awareness and funds for our Estuary Projects. It consists of an art auction and competition and celebratory estuary event(s).

Project Watershed has been conducting the Keeping It Living Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the protection and restoration of the K’omoks Estuary since 2009.

Keeping It Living

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Keeping It Living Vision Document

Limited Edition Art Fundraiser

Artists

Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday 2022

Giving Tuesday is on November 29th – Join the global generosity movement and celebrate all acts of giving! 

Delectable Dinner Raises $8,000 for Environmental Restoration

The Keeping It Living Dinner held on Sept 17, 2022 was an all round success! It was great to be able to celebrate our accomplishments and projects from the year in person with members of our community. In addition to the great food, music and wine, we also raised $8,000 for environmental restoration and research! 

Raffle for Paintings, By The Numbers Tickets

To give everyone the opportunity to participate in this fundraising initiative for Kus-kus-sum and get an amazing piece of art we are raffling off three tickets. Raffle tickets are $20 and on sale until 10 am, May 5th.

Estuary Stewardship

We have adopted the theme Keeping It Living, shared with us by Traditional Hereditary Chief Kwakxsistala Adam Dick, which describes indigenous practices that have been applied over the centuries to preserve plants, animals, and their habitat. The words encompass resource conservation and sustainability as well as constraints against taking too much or wasting abundant resources. The theme Keeping It Living embraces a commitment to an enduring and intentional strategy and represents a philosophical approach that has both an ethical and moral basis for protecting and restoring the Estuary.

For those of us who live in or visit the Comox Valley, it means connecting and reconnecting with the natural world of which we are a part, enjoying its wonder and its life forces while building a human community that celebrates and cherishes the presence of this natural world around which we have gathered.

Dan Buffett, Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited Canada, 2008

We envision the Estuary as a place accessible to residents and visitors in such a way that it does not diminish the estuary’s ability to flourish. To enable this to occur, it is important for all political jurisdictions in the Comox Valley to come together to make the vision of Keeping It Living a reality. It requires the voice and passion of the citizens who live in this magnificent valley as well as their environmental organizations – their biologists, naturalists, and ecologists – and the K’omoks First Nation’s teachers and Elders – all of whom speak for and on behalf of life within the estuary, to join as partners in this collaborative effort to protect and restore the Courtenay River Estuary.