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.
The Importance of Estuarine Environments for Pacific Salmon
Fish monitoring at Hollyhock flats will be starting this summer! We’ve summarized a scientific article explaining what kinds of habitat are important to salmonids.
Kus-kus-sum Site History
Pre-European Contact there was a First Nation village located roughly where the present-day Courtenay Airpark is now. The village was called Kus-kus-sum and is the namesake for the present day Kus-kus-sum site. The term Kus-sum means slippery and Kus-kus-sum, means...
Forage Fish Surveying Summary
Wow 40 plus amazing, citizen scientists supported the forage fish project this season. They covered almost 30 beaches between Hornby Island, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Cortes Island.
Kus-kus-sum Project History
Below is an interactive timeline of the events regarding the gensis of Project Watershed's Kus-kus-sum Project. Hover over each salmon icon to learn more about what happened that year.Related Posts
Citizen Science Seal Monitoring for Kus-kus-sum
Your contribution is greatly appreciated, thank you for participating!Make a donation to celebrate a special someone and they receive a gift card.Welcome to our pinniped observation guide and data submission page! "Pinniped" is a Latin word meaning "fin-footed," and...
We got a first look at how a restored Kus-kus-sum will operate during storms and king tides this winter. It was exciting to see the high tides move over the steel wall and inundate the site.