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.
Come out and participate in this special Clean-up effort as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 25 and 26th, 2021.
Thanks to the dedicated work of our contractors, Copcan Civil Ltd., the majority of the concrete on the Kus-kus-sum site has been removed, and piled and crushed.
In July, our technician team ventured into Hollyhock Flats to conduct a plant survey. The goal was to understand the current plant community structures throughout the saltmarsh. This data can be used for restoration efforts at Kus-kus-sum. We also learned about invasive plant presence and range within Hollyhock for future removal efforts.
Welcome to our first Technician Tuesday!
The family of Micah Messent would like to announce their support of the Kus-kus-sum restoration project, and Project Watershed, through the creation of the Micah Messent Legacy Fund. The fund will support the restoration of Kus-kus-sum and Project Watershed’s work to further Micah’s legacy within and beyond the Comox Valley.
Join Project Watershed for our 2021 Keeping It Living Dinner at 40 KNOTS to celebrate environmental restoration and research in the Comox Valley.