Earth Week with Project Watershed
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!
With the crocuses and daffodils in bloom and herring in the news I think we can say it is spring. Spring means another season of intertidal forage fish field validation is complete.
Spring – a great time for planting in your garden and in the intertidal/subtidal zones. Once again Project Watershed will be working to restore eelgrass (Zostera marina) habitats by undertaking transplants in areas where the eelgrass is sparse or missing as determined by our coastal nearshore habitat mapping work.
The condemned office building at Kus-kus-sum, formerly known as Field Sawmill, came down March 23, 2021. Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, with funding from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, led the work.
The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society (Project Watershed) is offering a unique opportunity for a videographer to create a documentary focused on the Kus-kus-sum project.
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.