Earth Week Celebration Summary
Cleanup along the beach in front of St. Joes Hospital by Maybeth Hoagland
Know Your Watershed Scavenger Hunt by Caila Holbrook
During the week we held the Know Your Watershed Scavenger Hunt which encouraged people to get out and explore and clean up their watershed. If you missed it during Earth Week don’t worry, the directions will stay up on our website so that you and the people in your bubble can participate anytime. It is a great way to get outdoors, lend a helping hand and learn about your own backyard. Unfortunately, since only our staff posted pictures no Peninsula Coop gift cards could be awarded. We will keep the gift cards for our next online event so have your smartphones ready – it could be worth a $25 gift card.
We had a great response to our Decentralized Shoreline Cleanup on April 24 as 13 “teams” signed up to gather garbage from beaches around the Comox Valley. This resulted in garbage being removed from over 12 km of shoreline. Thank you to all who participated. We held a draw for a Peninsula Coop gift card for all those who cleaned up and sent in their information and pictures. The winner of the gift card was Maybeth Hoagland. Congratulations Maybeth!
Speaking of draws, thank you to everyone who participated in our Earth Week 50/50 raffle for Kus-kus-sum. We drew the winner on April 26th at 10am and streamed it live on Facebook. In total, 744 tickets were sold totaling $3,720 making half the jackpot worth $1,860. Kus-kus-sum received $1860 plus the extra donations that were made during the raffle for a total of $2,981. The winning ticket was ticket number 002986210004, which was purchased by Nancy St. Hilaire. Congratulations, Nancy!
Unfortunately, the Earth Week planting had to be postponed, however, it has been rescheduled for Friday, May 28. Those who signed up initially will be given the first option to participate. If any spots come available we will post them to this page and our Facebook page.
Even though Earth Week is over there are still lots of ways to care for our planet. Volunteering with and/or donating to Project Watershed is one of them, so please check our website and social media channels regularly for upcoming opportunities.
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.