Project Watershed’s 2020 Online Annual General Meeting
On July 23, we invite you to pour yourself a glass of nice wine, coffee or tea, settle into your comfiest chair with your laptop or other device and enjoy Project Watershed’s first ever, online Annual General Meeting.
2020 has been an unusual year so it is only fitting that our 2020 Annual General Meeting be unusual too. The meeting will be held at 6 pm on July 23, 2020 and it will be completely virtual. The meeting will be hosted on Zoom and people wishing to participate are asked to register by July 16. An AGM package will be emailed to all participants prior to the meeting.
AGM Package will include:
- Zoom details
- Our Annual General Report
- Financial statements
- 2019 AGM Minutes
- 2020 AGM Agenda
The meeting will be a little more bare bones than usual but will include a report from our Treasurer, Brian Storey, the election of board members, a summary of activities in 2019 – 2020 and an update on the Kus-kus-sum project. We anticipate the meeting finishing up by 8pm or before.
Please note that if you would like voting rights at our AGM you need to be a current member. Visit our Members page to register as a new member or renew your membership.
The Kus-kus-sum project aims to unpave and restore an industrial sawmill site to natural habitat on the banks of an important fish bearing stream in the Comox Valley. As milling took place on the site for about 60 years there is a concern that it is contaminated with chemicals associated with the sawmill industry. In addition to this, the site was filled with a variety of materials (tires, beds etc…) to raise and level the area for sawmill operations.
This video follows a forage fish field day, from sampling to the counting of eggs, in the late fall of 2019.
Acting Program Coordinator | Biological Assistant
Field and Research Assistant | Science Communicator
This Annual Report summarizes Project Watershed`s activities over the 2019 – 2020 period.
While many citizen science groups have begun conducting spring/summer forage fish spawning surveys, we still need a few more volunteers to cover some of the beaches in our area. Specifically we need volunteers for Quadra Island and Campbell River.
One of our wonderful supporters is sewing face masks and donating the proceeds to Kus-kus-sum. They are quality hand made cotton masks with a filter pocket and non-woven filter provided, pleated front, and a wire inserted over the nose piece for a better fit.
On June 17-19, 2020 Project Watershed organized a planting session to restore the vulnerable coastline in the Fanny Bay area. During the three days, our staff and 19 volunteers helped plant almost 2500 individual plants, comprised of Salicornia, Distichilis and dune grass species. This planting compliments another coastal restoration project where the shoreline was revegetated to protect the area from erosion.