Giving Tuesday 2023
We secured $10,000 in matching funds, which means that every dollar that was donated up to this amount was be doubled! Our goal was $20,000. This year Giving Tuesday falls on November 28, however, we find that not everyone can participate on that exact day which is why we run our campaign from November 9 to 29.
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.
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 for 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 individuals and organizations that are generously offering to match the donations! We have now secured $10,000 in matching funds.
- The Estate of Barb Kell
- Ngan Page Family Fund
- In memory of my two hemophiliac brothers Werner and Henry
- The Watershed Sentinel
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
We will start accepting donations for this campaign on November 9. We will announce the start of the campaign on Facebook, Instagram and email. Donations can be made via cash, cheque, etransfer or credit card.
Online Via Credit Card/Visa Debit/Paypal
Enter firstname.lastname@example.org 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.