Giving Tuesday 2022
The holiday season is upon us and the spirit of giving is in the air. November 29th is the 9th annual Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a stranger, or donating to an organization, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.
Created in 2012 as a simple idea, Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages people to do good. The idea caught on and has grown around the world, inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This year, consider making a donation to Project Watershed. You can choose to donate to one of the four areas of our work (listed below under Donation Streams) or donate to our general fund, in which case we will use the money where it is needed the most.
We know a financial donation is not feasible to everyone, in which case consider donating your time. We currently have various volunteer opportunities to sign up for.
Thanks for your support!
A big thank you to the following organizations that have generously offered to match our donations up to $6,000 together!
Project Watershed is a non-profit organization, we are able to do the work that we do because of the donations we receive. Every dollar makes a difference, and we are grateful for all of our supporters.
– Unpave Paradise –
Our vision is to create a vibrant and productive habitat and put reconciliation into action by restoring the old Field Sawmill site in Courtenay.
Eco-benefits: Habitat creation, climate change mitigation, flood attenuation
- 1 hour of soil removal and recontouring (excavating and trucking)
- 43 x 1 gallon tidal marsh plants
Education and Outreach
– Keeping it Living –
We offer educational presentations to any group in our community and have specific educational programs for School District 71.
Eco-benefits: Fosters and empowers environmental stewardship
- A presentation, 2hr field trip and follow-up activity for one class of approx. 20-25 students
With our amazing citizen science volunteers, we collect beach sediment samples, look for eggs under microscopes and catalog spawning locations of these tiny yet immensely important species.
Eco-benefits: Habitat identification, species/food chain protection
- 1 field day with lab time
- One eDNA analysis + shipping
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration
Project Watershed is currently restoring two local creeks and a variety of nearshore habitats along the east coast of Vancouver Island.
Eco-benefits: Habitat creation, climate change mitigation, species protection
- 2 square meters of intertidal eelgrass planting
- 1 square meter of subtidal eelgrass planting
Online Via Credit Card/Visa Debit/Paypal
Enter email@example.com into your bank’s e-transfer interface (Interac) to transfer funds to Project Watershed. Please include your EMAIL ADDRESS and the stream you are donating to (Kus-kus-sum, Forage Fish, Restoration or General) in the message section. Without this information we cannot issue you a tax receipt and the money will go into our general fund.
Send or drop off a cheque made out to Comox Valley Project Watershed Society to 2356a Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay, BC, V9N 8R9. You can indicate the stream you are donating to (Kus-kus-sum, Forage Fish, Restoration or General) in the note section. Without this information the money will go into our general fund.
Monthly Donation via Direct Deposit from Bank
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.