October Planting At Kus-kus-sum
Planting at Kus-kus-sum in April ~ N Prince, broken Fish Photography
Map of Location
GPS Coordinates: 49.697044, -125.078877
Date and Time
October 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kus-kus-sum, 1901 Comox Road – Enter the site by the gate at the south end of the site
Join us to help plant at Kus-kus-sum this October. Our contractors, Leighton Contracting Ltd., have prepared an area for planting by moving earth around to create elevations that are appropriate for a natural streamside. We are aiming to plant around 3,000 native streamside species in this area before the weather turns to winter. We will be planting upland plants such as Sitka spruce and salmon berry and salt marsh plants such as Carex and sweetgrass. Conditions may get muddy. The site is bumpy and uneven, so we ask that you are physically able to navigate rough terrain and engage in planting activities such as digging holes and lifting plants.
Our current planting days are Wednesday October 5, Thursday October 6 and Monday October 10 (family planting day/Thanksgiving). The morning shift will be from 9 am to 12 noon and the afternoon shift 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. You may signup for one or both shifts a day. We will be limiting the number of participants to 15 per shift. We will have water (to fill water bottles) and snacks on site for volunteers.
- Dress for the weather
- Wear sturdy shoes or boots
- Bring a water bottle
Note: This is about one third of the total number of plants that are to go on the site, because only a portion of the site is ready for planting. In the early spring earthworks will continue to prepare the remaining portion of the site for planting. More planting events will occur in the spring as the area to receive the plants is ready.
Volunteer Sign Up
October 8th, 2022
October 10th, 2022
October 11th, 2022
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.
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