Project Watershed’s Decentralized Shoreline Cleanup
Step One: Enter your name and email address in our Volunteer Form. We will send you an email with all the information you need.
Step Two: Go to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website. Type in Courtenay as your location and click Join under one of the Project Watershed (PW) registered Cleanups. You will have to create an account. If you do not want to sign up for a beach through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website, you can do it via the email we send you. Please note that only one household/bubble can register for a beach.
Download and Read
Go to the beach you have registered to clean between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 24th. Pick up and record garbage. If you find sharps and do not feel comfortable handling them send us an email at email@example.com with the location and we will organize pick up – if you can send a photo as well that would be helpful.
When you are finished cleaning up the beach please either drop off the garbage bags and sharps containers at Project Watershed’s offices at 2356a Rosewall Crescent or dispose of them appropriately. Please remember to also drop off your data card or email it to us.
- Garbage Bags
- Data Card and pen or pencil (download on this page)
- Plastic container with lid for sharps (do not handle sharps if you feel uncomfortable doing so)
- Hat – dress for the weather
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle
Share and Raise Awareness
Take photos of your good deed and post it to Facebook or Instagram with @cvpws and #PWEarthdayCleanup. It would be great to include a comment on the amount/type of garbage your found or the most interesting. This will help raise awareness about ocean pollution and we will enter your name in a draw for a $20 Peninsula Coop gift card.
Clean beaches help forage fish!
Surf smelt egg attached to sand particle by Kurt Perry
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.