Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Kus-kus-sum Forum ~ Year II Restoration

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.

Restoration model for Kus-kus-sum from Northwest Hydraulic Consultants

Earth moving at Kus-kus-sum ~ Caila Holbrook

This year’s restoration work will be the largescale earthworks and re-contouring of the site to the elevations that will support tidal marsh and riparian upland forest vegetation. Come fall, we will be starting the re-vegetation of the site and we welcome all of you out to plant with us!

Much of the work on site will be carried by qualified heavy machinery operators. This year, we are proud to use the K’omoks Economic Development Corporation’s list of qualified Joint Venture Partners. As with our first year, we are committed to reducing waste and the overall footprint of this restoration project where ever possible. We will be reusing as much material as possible on site and then looking to repurpose any leftovers at projects throughout the Comox Valley where possible. Throughout restoration, there will be noise associated with construction. We will adhere to noise reduction bylaws and keep construction noise limited to the hours 7:30am-5pm.

We welcome and celebrate the interest and excitement of the community. If you are interested in observing the work on site, please watch from the river walkway across the Courtenay River rather than parking adjacent to the site or across the road. We want to keep everyone safe, and traffic flowing along Comox Road, so we thank you in advance for your understanding.

For those of you looking to learn more about the restoration that will take place, please join us for our public community forum. It will be hosted virtually via Zoom on June 16th at 6:30pm and everyone is welcome! Our Executive Director and Senior Staff Biologist will be walking you through our restoration plans and answering any questions. If you would like to join the forum please preregister so we can send you the Zoom link.

Thank you so much for your support and interest in Kus-kus-sum!

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