In July, our technician team ventured into Hollyhock Flats to conduct a plant survey. The goal was to understand the current plant community structures throughout the saltmarsh. This data can be used for restoration efforts at Kus-kus-sum. We also learned about invasive plant presence and range within Hollyhock for future removal efforts.
Working together to manage the K'ómoks EstuaryProject Watershed has taken an active part in helping create a plan for integrated management of the estuary across all governing bodies to ensure estuary health and resilience.The Comox Valley Regional District took the...
Project Watershed worked with local artist Robert Lundquist to create this video which outlines how nature will be restored at Kus-kus-sum.
Guided walking and kayaking tours showcasing green infrastructure in and around the Courtenay River were held on May 10 and 11, 2019. The tours were geared towards increasing political awareness of the possibilities of green infrastructure. Participants visited areas where green infrastructure was already in place or where it could be implemented in the future.
A First Nation’s perspective of the estuary and our relation to it.
This film debuted in April 2016 at the Courtenay Museum as part of the Pieces of an Estuary presentation. Pieces of an Estuary was an environmental art and public education project of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in consultation with the David Suzuki Foundation and in partnership with Project Watershed. The project was offered as a combined studio and humanities course at North Island College in the Spring of 2016, as part of the collaborative BFA program with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Many thanks to the Denise, Heather, Jenna and Tonja for their work in creating this film.
What is an estuary? This film explores this from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the glacier.
Michael Fountain from Blue Bamboo Productions has created a beautiful piece that highlights the historical, economical and spiritual influence and presence of the Courtenay River Estuary in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.