Be Part of a Full Central Salish Sea Clean-up with Project Watershed
This year, Project Watershed has partnered with the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADMIS) and the Ocean Legacy Foundation in a push to clean all the beaches from Little River to Bowser as part of a full Central Salish Sea Clean-up. Project Watershed will focus on beaches from Little River to Royston and ADMIS will cover Royston to Bowser.
We will run this cleanup in the same decentralized manner as our Earth Day Cleanup. This will allow us to cover more ground and stay COVID safe. Participants who sign up will be asked to chose a stretch of beach from our list and clean it up with others from their bubble.
As with Earth Day, we will give away a $25 gift card to an individual or group that sends in a beach clean up photo.
To participate read and follow the directions on this page.
Enter your name and email address in our Volunteer Form. We will send you an email with all the information you need, including a form for picking your beach or area.
Download and Read
Go to the beach you have registered to clean between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday or Sunday, September 25th or 26th. 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.
There will be designatgarbage drop points for you to deposit the collected garbage once you have completed cleaning your beach. Please remember to email a photo of your data card, send us a list of what you collected or fill out the form on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website.
- 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 a photo of your good deed email it to Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca and/or post it to Facebook or Instagram with @cvpws and #SalishSeaCleanup. 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 $25 Peninsula Coop gift card.
Clean beaches help forage fish!
Surf smelt egg attached to sand particle by Kurt Perry
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.