Kus-kus-sum Supporters Speak Up
It was produced by Alisha Levesque as part of the Comox Art Gallery’s Youth Media Project.
Project work at Kus-kus-sum isn’t taking a holiday break. In early January, you may have seen some large machines near the wall – we got some excited phone calls about this! However, they were not there to start removing the wall, they were there to take important soil cores to analyse a patch of soil near the wall.
A huge thank you to all our industrious volunteers and supporters who came out to assist with our fall planting at Kus-kus-sum!
We are getting thousands of plants delivered to the site this week and are looking for volunteers to help get them in the ground before winter.
The Kus-kus-sum project is not without its challenges. The biggest challenge at present is soil quality.
The Kus-kus-sum project has been flourishing with significant strides in recent times, evoking a sense of hope and admiration among all those involved. The vision of revitalizing the once degraded site into a thriving habitat is now becoming a tangible reality.
While the Kus-kus-sum site is already beginning to come into its own, there is still much work to be done. Just over one third of the area was recontoured and planted last year in 2022. Project Watershed aims to recontour and replant the remainder of the site this summer and fall, if funding allows. The key works you will see on site this year include recontouring and regrading, habitat complexing, and native species planting.
The restoration will occur in 3 phases. Click below to read more about each phase and scroll down to see a visual representation of the site features found on the restored Kus-kus-sum site. During Phase...
A short history of the Kus-kus-sum site from pre-European contact to the present day.