A bear-y fun Family Watershed Day
Fishing game at Family Watershed Day ~ Roxy Reimer
Janet Gemmel and Kate Brown accepting the award from Caitlin Pierzchalski ~ L.Stewart
On September 24th, Project Watershed participated in the second annual Family Watershed Day event at Puntledge Park. Other groups that participated include the Beaufort Watershed Stewards, Comox Valley Nature, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers, Roy Creek Salmonid Enhancement Society, Save Our Forests Team and Tsolum River Restoration Society. Each group had a booth and presented tons of great information about local watersheds and the species that live there.
Project Watershed and Roy Creek teamed up to create a mock estuary and stream for people to walk up, learning about riparian zones and counting salmon along the way. Roughly 200 people attended the event and both the Kid’s Zone and face painter Connie Chaad were very popular. In fact, the event was so popular even some local bears came to the opposite side of the river to fish and see what all the fuss was about. Those who participated by visiting each booth at the event and collecting a stamp got entered in a draw for some books. The winners were Xavier, Judy and Vanessa.
Thanks to all our volunteers who staffed our booth and the Kid’s Zone activities! If you want to help out at an event like this sign up below!