Earth Day 2022 with Project Watershed
Volunteers are needed to staff information booths at Mark Isfeld’s environmental fair and at the Comox Earth Day event. Volunteers will be paired up with Project Watershed staff or board members and asked to help distribute information about Project Watershed, the estuary and Kus-kus-sum.
If you are looking to get your hands dirty we need volunteers to help plant and maintain native species at the Courtenay Airpark. In addition to planting, we will be mulching, weeding and watering past and present plantings. As rabbit herbivory greatly impacts the plants at the Airpark we will be building cages to protect the plantings.
We are also looking for volunteers to help spread mulch and compost on the Kus-kus-sum site. These two activities will happen concurrently and volunteers may be asked to assist at either location depending on workload.
All volunteers who participate in our April/May opportunities will be entered in a draw for one of three $25 Peninsula COOP gift cards.
Times and locations for our Earth Week volunteer opportunities are listed on this page. To sign up for one or more timeslots click on the Volunteer heart link below.
Earth Week Planting and Maintenence
Earth Day Information Booths
Wow 40 plus amazing, citizen scientists supported the forage fish project this season. They covered almost 30 beaches between Hornby Island, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and Cortes Island.
Below is an interactive timeline of the events regarding the gensis of Project Watershed's Kus-kus-sum Project. Hover over each salmon icon to learn more about what happened that year.Related Posts
We got a first look at how a restored Kus-kus-sum will operate during storms and king tides this winter. It was exciting to see the high tides move over the steel wall and inundate the site.
Approximately 4,000 native plants were planted at the Kus-kus-sum site over six days this October! THANK YOU to the 160 volunteers who contributed to planting, mulching and watering during this time – we would not have been able to accomplish this without you.