Between June 2 and 11, six dedicated staff members, approximately 23 volunteers and the UB Diving crew worked together to accomplish the impressive task of transplanting 6,000 stems of eelgrass!
Understanding carbon dioxide (CO2) sources and sinks is crucial for combating climate change. Vegetated ecosystems, including coastal habitats like mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrass meadows, play a significant role in capturing and storing carbon, known as “blue carbon.”
Project Watershed’s “Students Keeping It Living in the Comox Valley” education and engagement program has been met with a huge amount of interest this year as over 50 classes were eager to participate. With funds from TD Friends of the Environment, Peninsula COOP, BC Gaming and Habitat Conservation Trust Fund (link each), we hope to be able to offer our program to 30 of these classes (over 600 students) this spring.
A tag game illustrating the importance of salt marsh habitat to salmon.