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
An important milestone was met on November 30th, 2020 as Project Watershed transferred the remaining funds for the acquisition of Kus-kus-sum to Interfor Corporation LTD.
After a brief hiatus from Project Watershed Jennifer Sutherst has returned to the organization as our Senior Staff Biologist in order to continue to support our sensitive habitat stewardship objectives.
The Board of Directors is proud to announce the recruitment of an Executive Director to the Project Watershed team.
In honour of Valentine’s Day and to show our love for our community and everyone in it, Project Watershed proudly announces that we have signed the Safe, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Pledge that Comox Valley Pride has created.
Over the winter period, 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