Sam is currently working towards an Associates’ Degree in Environmental Studies. She was born and raised on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleilwaututh First Nations. She’s residing in the K’òmoks First Nation territory while working this summer with Project Watershed. Passionate about being outside, Sam loves connecting people to their environment through conversations, learning, and play. She hopes to see outdoor spaces continue to diversify and become more accessible to folks of all backgrounds and abilities. She’s thrilled to contribute to stewardship as part of giving thanks to the beautiful coastal environment where she grew up.
Sam is working with Project Watershed on the Kus-kus-sum and Glen Urquhart Creek restoration projects throughout the summer thanks to funding from the Healthy Watersheds Initiative. The Healthy Watersheds Initiative is delivered by the Real Estate Foundation of BC and Watersheds BC, with financial support from the Province of British Columbia as part of its $10-billion COVID-19 response.
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Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team has been busy testing methods for future monitoring protocols at Kus-kus-sum. The goal is to create a system of data collection to measure ecosystem health.
Happy Technician Tuesday! While working around Glen Urquhart stream, our Technician team has experienced numerous encounters with fauna using the site. The presence of wildlife at Glen Urquhart further justifies the need to preserve and restore the area.
Project Watershed and our guests had a wonderful evening at 40 KNOTS on September 11th, 2021. The Keeping It Living Dinner was spectacular.
We are excited to announce that as of the end of September, we finished the removal, crushing and re-purposing of the surface concrete at Kus-kus-sum. All crushed concrete was successfully repurposed offsite to projects throughout the Comox Valley to be used as fill and road base. As we removed the surface material, we uncovered a few areas with additional sub-surface concrete.
Happy Technician Tuesday! In June, our technician team planted a large number of Lyngbye’s Sedge and some Tufted Hair Grass to restore areas of Hollyhock Flats.
We at Project Watershed took the first National Truth & Reconciliation Day, to reflect on our role, as a stewardship organization within the landscape of the Comox Valley, the traditional and unceded territory of our partners, the K’ómoks First Nation.
Happy Technician Tuesday! Earlier this year, our technician team surveyed Glen Urquhart stream to assess its profile for future stream restoration projects. While Glen Urquhart has been highly modified and impacted, salmon and other fish species do utilize it. Improved habitat in this area will directly benefit those species.
Happy Technician Tuesday! The team has been busy assisting at the Kus-kus-sum site these past few weeks. Caila Holbrook, Project Watershed’s Manager of Fundraising and Outreach, has been organizing our efforts.