Save the Date June 12, 2022 – Project Watershed AGM
Save the date! Comox Valley Project Watershed is hosting our 2022 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 12 at 7pm. It will be entirely online through Zoom. Everyone is invited to join and must pre-register to receive the AGM package which will include the Zoom details.
The meeting will include an update on the Kus-kus-sum project and a look at the next steps for the site. In addition, we will highlight important milestones and activities from all our work throughout the 2021 – 2022 period.
We are excited to announce that Deborah Giles will be our keynote speaker for the AGM. Dr. Giles specializes in killer whale research. Project Watershed’s restoration and research activities support local flora and fauna, especially salmon, which in turn supports these beautiful marine creatures. We are eager to hear about Dr. Giles’s research and think about our connection to these iconic beings.
We will also be drawing winners for our Volunteer Draw and our 50/50 Raffle. Through our volunteer draw we will be giving away $25 Peninsula COOP gift cards to three lucky volunteers who helped us out this spring. A lucky someone will also win 50% of the jackpot from our 50/50 – buy your tickets here!
Business will be kept short and will include a brief report from our Treasurer, Brian Storey, and the election of Board members. We anticipate the meeting finishing up by 8:30 pm or before.
AGM Package will include:
- Zoom details
- Project Watershed’s Annual General Report
- Financial statements
- 2021 AGM Minutes
- 2022 AGM Agenda
Killer Whales by Stewart Macintryre
Science & Research Director, Wild Orca
Dr. Deborah Giles is one of the world’s leading experts on the Southern Resident killer whales. Starting as a research assistant in 2005, then the subject of her graduate studies and her entire professional career since receiving her PhD, making Giles one of the few scientists to have focused almost exclusively on this iconic population.
Giles serves as the Research Director for Wild Orca, and as a Research Scientist at the University of Washington where she monitors the Southern Resident killer whales’ health through non-invasive sampling. read more…
Please note that if you would like voting rights at our AGM you need to be a current member. Visit our Members page to register as a new member or renew your membership.
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.
Background The Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is an action-oriented environmental non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote community stewardship of Comox Valley watersheds though education, information, and action. We work to protect and restore the...