Project Watershed’s Guide to Documenting Forage Fish Habitat
- Backshore and Landmark
- Right shore
- Foreshore (looking out at the ocean)
- Left shore
- Sediments (use sediment card against the sand)
- 4L container with label and an object for scale
We have also adopted the following naming conventions for these photos.
Site photo labeling scheme: Site-Station_sample_aspect_Date(YYYYMMDD)
Example: FJP-1_1_Foreshore_20210809 – This translates as the forshore of Frank James Park, station 1, sample 1 on August 9th, 2021.
Egg photo labeling scheme: DATE of detection (YYYYMMDD)_Site-Station_Sample_Species_Alphanumeric number (for if there are multiple photos for the same date (e.g., A1, A2)
Example: 20201130_KB-1_1_PSL_A3 – This translates as the 3rd photo of eggs found at Kye Bay, station 1, sample 1 of Pacific sand lance, taken on November 30, 2020.
This method aids Project Watershed in filing photos and analyzing them for changes due to seasonality, weather events and time. We kindly ask groups to submit photos and datasheets immediately after each sampling event.
We have included an example of a set of labeled photos on this page for your reference. All photos have been taken by our Forage Fish Research Assistant, Virginia East.
Photo Documentation of Frank James Park Beach
Photo Documentation of Eggs
Spring has been a very busy season; Project Watershed is excited to showcase all the events we had this spring! 66 amazing volunteers came out to lend a hand. Thank you to everyone for your time and energy, we could not have done so much without you!
Here is a summary of our AGM on June 12th including the 50/50 Raffle winner, Volunteer Appreciation Draw, and Zoom recording.
Thank you to all our members, board, staff, and community supporters for making 2021-2022 Project Watershed’s biggest year yet! We managed and coordinated 5 different restoration projects, our Keeping It Living Dinner, brought in $1.8 million dollars in grants, and started restoration on our largest project to date, Kus-kus-sum.
We are starting Year II restoration works at the Kus-kus-sum site the last week of June! To learn more about this process, please join us for our virtual public community forum on June 16th at 6:30pm.
Help Project Watershed fund our restoration, research, and education projects in the Comox Valley! Tickets go on sale June 1st. 1000 tickets available at $5 each.
The 2022 Paintings, By The Numbers event, sponsored by Odlum Brown Limited, was a fun afternoon with lovely people and great art.