Project Watershed’s Perspective on the COVID-19
Once we know the rescheduled dates for events we will update our website and online calendar, post notices to Facebook and relay the information through our monthly newsletter. Please check these places if you are looking for information on an event you were planning on attending.
Even though our offices have closed, our staff and directors are still hard at work to ensure that our organization and our projects are maintained while respecting Canada’s physical distancing guidelines. Our staff have set up home-based offices and we are using online tools to keep in touch. If you need something from Project Watershed or have a question please contact us by email. Email addresses and job titles for all our staff are listed on our contact page. We will respond in as timely a manner as possible.
We would like to thank any volunteers who have registered with us online over the past while. We are revising our volunteer opportunities to meet the social distancing guidelines and will be in touch when we have activities and methods that are appropriate.
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The Paintings, By The Numbers Event has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 27
The silver lining of this terrible pandemic is that the world has proven that it can make a significant impact on climate change in a very short amount of time. Here is an interesting look at how drastically nitrogen dioxide levels dropped in China due, at least in part, to the coronavirus through a timelapse map from the European Space Agency and still maps from NASA. In addition to this, people in large cities all over the world are also reporting better air quality and being able to see a blue sky for the first time in years. A pandemic is a tragic way for this to happen but it is showing us that we can work together and make a big difference. It is also giving us a glimpse of the effects climate change will have on our globe.
Project Watershed urges everyone to stay safe to protect yourself and our community and hopes that out of this chaos we all emerge better equipped for the future.
Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust Recognized for Efforts to Protect Morrison Creek Headwaters
The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust were recently honoured as recipients of Project Watershed’s annual ‘Keeping it Living’ award. The award, an original painting by local artist Bev Byerley, is presented to an organization in the Comox Valley that has made a significant contribution to the restoration and protection of the K’ómoks Estuary and its watersheds.
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.
This film gives a glimpse of what the old Field Sawmill site (Kus-kus-sum) could look like once it is transformed into nature.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It started in 1970 amid Vietnam war protests and scary, diverse and numerous environmental issues in the USA. As the environmental movement grew, so did the general public’s desire for change. Earth Day was first celebrated in Canada by a small yet influential group in 1990, leading to the establishment of Earth Day Canada (EDC), a national environmental charity which overlooks Earth Day events and supports Canadians in celebrating the largest environmental event worldwide across 196 countries.
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!
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.
At the moment our schools and educational institutions are closed to the general public. This means that there are many hands and minds that need to be kept busy. For those of you that have young ones at home or are just looking to find some mental stimulation while in self- isolation Project Watershed has some educational resources for you to enjoy.