Volunteers Needed for Stream Restoration at Mallard Creek!
We have been working hard to remove invasive Reed Canary Grass along the creek. Now we need to replant these areas with willow cuttings to shade out the grass long-term. This will help establish natural stream-side habitat that is beneficial for fish and wildlife. This is physical work, which involves cutting and/or sawing small willow trees and then planting them in the ground. But it’s a great opportunity to participate in a local ecological restoration initiative!
About Reed Canary Grass
Saturday Oct. 24th and Sunday Oct. 25th
Morning shift from 9:00 – 12:30, afternoon shift 12:30 – 3:30 pm.
Feel free to stay the whole day or choose a shift. Look at map below for afternoon shift meetup places.
We’ll meet at the Conservation Centre in Tin Town: 2356 Rosewall Crescent at 9:00 am both days (green pin on map). We’ll carpool from there to the field sites.
- Saturday will be willow harvesting on Piercy Road (blue pin on map).
- Sunday we’ll be planting the willow at Mallard Creek (yellow pin on the map).
▪ Wear sturdy shoes and preferably something that can get muddy like rubber boots – no flip-flops please
▪ Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we’ll be working rain or shine!
▪ We will have all the tools, but bring your own garden gloves if you can. We have some to lend if you don’t have your own.
▪ Bring a water bottle – we’ll have a jug to fill your reusable bottle.
▪ Owing to Covid-19 we are limited to providing pre-packaged snacks. Please bring a lunch if you plan to stay the whole day.
If you have questions or require more information please feel to contact Jay Baker-French, Biological Assistant and Program Coordinator at the email address below.
Project Watershed held a community forum via Zoom to explain the restoration process that we are embarking on at Kus-kus-sum beginning June 21st, 2021. This is recording of that Zoom meeting.
Summer is almost here and Project Watershed is gearing up for another round of surf smelt sampling on beaches around the Comox Valley.
Project Watershed’s very own Bill Heidrick received the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary Club of Courtenay on June 1, 2021.
We are excited to announce that we are starting restoration works at Kus-kus-sum site June 21th, 2021.
Project Watershed’s Estuary Working Group has chosen the Cumberland Community Forest Society as the 2020 Keeping It Living Award recipients.
This restoration built up a new marsh platform to replace lost, historic tidal marsh. The newly build platform is then planted, all to help support wildlife and coastal resiliency in our thriving estuary.