Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Earth Week with Project Watershed

Earth by Elena Mozhvilo

Spring has sprung and we are busy planning for Earth Week 2021! Earth Week is April 16 - 22, and we will be celebrating our love for this planet with a host of activities to support the health of our Lands and Waters.

Project Watershed will be leading a native planting at the Courtenay Airpark, a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Hollyhock Flats, a scavenger hunt, and a 50/50 for Kus-kus-sum. These activities are made possible by our sponsors The Old House Hotel and Spa, Ohspa and members of the Courtenay Airpark Association. We are planning to kick Earth Week off by planting native species at the Airpark on April 16. Two plantings sessions will be held, one at 10 am and the other at 1 pm. Participants will have to preregister as the number of spots available will be limited, since we will be following COVID regulations closely. The shoreline clean up will be held the following Saturday, April 24 – location to be announced. We will also be hosting two sessions for this activity, one at 9:30 am and the other at 11:30am, and require preregistration. We will also provide resources for you to do your own cleanup with your bubble. This will be a socially-distanced opportunity to get outside and help cleanup our watersheds.

For folks that want to get out and explore with their household bubble, the “Explore Your Watershed Scavenger Hunt” will run throughout Earth Week. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the watersheds closest to you and to share your adventures with us on social media. To add to the fun we have some prizes to give away to lucky participants.

If you would like to support Project Watershed from the comfort of your own home, you can buy a ticket for our Earth Week 50/50 starting April 11. This 50/50 will give you a chance to contribute financially towards Kus-kus-sum, with the opportunity to win a little something for yourself. We will be announcing the launch of the 50/50 on our website, Facebook and Instagram, so if you are looking for a chance to play and win, please visit us there. Ticket sales will close at midnight on April 25 and the draw will take place Monday April 26 at 10 am.

We look forward to engaging with you in a socially distant and virtual way over Earth Week. If you’d like to follow along and participate in Earth Week, check our website, Facebook (@cvpws) or Instagram (@cvpws) to celebrate and give back to our wonderful planet!

Further information on each activity will become available over the next two weeks. Feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions.

Happy Spring everyone!

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