Gaining Ground from Reed Canary Grass along Mallard Creek
Willow stakes for out shading reed canary grass – Dan Bowen
Volunteers mulching beside Mallard Creek
Twenty-one Project Watershed volunteers, including three students from the Isfeld Environment Club, and five AECON volunteers participated in harvesting, planting, and mulching nearly 1000 willow stakes along 150 meters of the creek. These plantings will shade out invasive reed canary grass as they grow, and will contribute to riparian zone enhancement, improving habitat conditions for salmon, birds, small mammals and amphibians.
The group was so productive we now have enough willow stakes harvested to plant another stretch of the creek of about the same length. We will be organizing another planting day sometime this winter or early next spring, so keep your eyes peeled!
More on Reed Canary Grass
Invasive reed canary grass in Mallard Creek – Dan Bowen
Over the past month, there have been many forage fish and/or forage fish egg sightings spread along the coast of Vancouver Island.
Jennifer Sutherst has been a key leader at Project Watershed for the last seven years.
Project Watershed hosted a Fundraising Blitz this November which closed with a Reverse Telethon on Saturday, November 28th. The Blitz successfully raised over $60,000 and donations are still rolling in. All donations from the Blitz have been matched by the Ngan-Page family fund and they have extended their commitment to match donations until December 31st!
Project Watershed Now Accepts E-transfers
Project Watershed is offering a contract for a part-time (32 hrs. [+ or -] per week) opportunity to perform as an Executive Director. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your expertise working on innovative and collaborative multi-disciplinary habitat restoration projects. Project Watershed supports professional growth; opportunities for training and mentoring will be provided.
Christmas is coming and this year visits with relatives, friends and family are being discouraged. In these social distancing times sending a beautiful card will show you care and support our local environment.
A three tiered fundraiser that includes a 50/50 raffle, online auction, and reverse telethon to raise funds to protect and restore Kus-kus-sum.
On Saturday, September 26, forty volunteers pitched in to collect garbage at Kus-kus-sum and Hollyhock Flats as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The photos and short video captured from the day illustrate just how industrious it was.