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
We will send you an electronic version of each of these. Please sign the digital version of the waiver prior to preforming the cleanup. If you cannot print the data card, simply bring a paper to record the types and amounts of garbage found.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Earthworks Continue at Kus-kus-sum
While the Kus-kus-sum site is already beginning to come into its own, there is still much work to be done. Just over one third of the area was recontoured and planted last year in 2022. Project Watershed aims to recontour and replant the remainder of the site this summer and fall, if funding allows. The key works you will see on site this year include recontouring and regrading, habitat complexing, and native species planting.
Kus-kus-sum Restoration Overview
The restoration will occur in 3 phases. Click below to read more about each phase and scroll down to see a visual representation of the site features found on the restored Kus-kus-sum site. During Phase...
Forage Fish Map
Project Watershed has been surveying beaches for the presence of forage fish and forage fish eggs. The location of the beaches we surveyed last season are shown below. You can hover over each location to see if eggs were found.
Forage Fish Spring Forum April 26
Announcing the 2023 Virtual BC Forage Fish Monitoring Network Spring Forum! This event is an opportunity for all those interested in the conservation of forage fish in British Columbia to come together and learn about the latest research and updates.
The Importance of Estuarine Environments for Pacific Salmon
Fish monitoring at Hollyhock flats will be starting this summer! We’ve summarized a scientific article explaining what kinds of habitat are important to salmonids.
Kus-kus-sum Site History
A short history of the Kus-kus-sum site from pre-European contact to the present day.