Eelgrass Transplant Tying
Date and Time
June 9 – 1 pm – 4 pm
June 10-14 – 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm
Pacific Playgrounds parking lot (9082 Clarkson Ave, Black Creek, BC)
Project Watershed is working to restore eelgrass beds around the Oyster River Estuary! Professional divers will bring in locally-harvested donor eelgrass plants, and volunteers are needed to tie the plants onto metal washers so we can transplant the eelgrass to a new home. Project Watershed staff will give a brief tutorial demonstration at the start of each 3-hour shift. Volunteers will have a shade cover to work under, with access to washrooms. This event is low physical exertion, but requires repetitive, precise hand movements. Please note, dates include contingency for bad weather: if all goes well, we expect all work to be done be end of the day June 12. If bad weather postpones our work, we’ll continue on the 13th & 14th.
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Earthworks Continue at Kus-kus-sum
While the Kus-kus-sum site is already beginning to come into its own, there is still much work to be done. Just over one third of the area was recontoured and planted last year in 2022. Project Watershed aims to recontour and replant the remainder of the site this summer and fall, if funding allows. The key works you will see on site this year include recontouring and regrading, habitat complexing, and native species planting.
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Kus-kus-sum Site History
A short history of the Kus-kus-sum site from pre-European contact to the present day.