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.

Project Watershed has Openings for New Board Members

Project Watershed is looking for folks who have a passion for our local environment, particularly the Comox estuary and nearshore habitats, to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors. We are looking to fill 4 different roles to supplement our existing directors who may have the following professional skill sets:

    • Accounting (treasurer position)
    • Legal administration
    • Local business person
    • Environmental and biological sciences

Our Mission is “to promote community stewardship of Comox Valley Watersheds through education, information and action”

As an environmental not-for-profit with highly qualified staff to carry out our mission, the directors volunteer approximately 10 hours of their time per month on the Board, including a monthly meeting. Directors are elected at our AGM in June and must be a member of CVPWSociety. Our onboarding process will include mentoring and shall begin before the AGM.

Board directors are active in advisory and governance roles surrounding our projects, events, grant writing, fundraising, networking with funders and liaising with governments of all levels including the K’omoks First Nation. Directors will also contribute to sub-committees and working groups. We are looking for individuals who enjoy spending time with friendly, like-minded people with the Comox Valley’s watersheds’ best interests at heart, and can commit to a 3-year term.

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About Project Watershed

Project Watershed is a team of scientists, community educators, and stewardship experts. We believe that community-engaged science can further stewardship of Comox Valley’s sensitive ecosystems and help us create an inclusive and thriving environment for our future communities. Since 1993, we’ve been working in partnership with scientists, First Nations, communities, all levels of government and other NGOs to carry out our mission of restoring and conserving the freshwater and coastal ecosystems from Oyster River to Deep Bay. Project Watershed contributes approximately $1.5 million into the Comox Valley annually, by way of staff salaries, contractors, and purchases for environmental projects.

How to Apply

We are welcoming applicants now and the posting will remain until positions are filled. Please submit a resume showing your relevant background and interest to:


Project Watershed is committed to fostering a workplace that is inclusive, and free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that by embodying the diversity of our communities, we can better restore and conserve diverse ecosystems for all. Applicants with diverse visions and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

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