We are starting Year II restoration works at the Kus-kus-sum site the last week of June! To learn more about this process, please join us for our virtual public community forum on June 16th at 6:30pm.
Drone Footage of Planting ~ RickskopterK'omoks First Nation Welcome by Elder Donna Mitchell and Councillor Katherine Frank ~ Graeme RobetsonPlanting and watering ~ Caila Holbrook I wanted to give a big, heart-felt thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help...
Join Project Watershed for a virtual presentation that highlights work on forage fish within intertidal, subtidal, and pelagic waters as well as the contributions of community scientists.
We have some materials available from the first phase of the restoration at Kus-kus-sum.
Currently, most of the remaining concrete is in the form of a 170m-long wall buried just behind the steel-piling wall that separates our site from the Courtenay River. Removing this concrete wall is the next step of our restoration and will be undertaken over the next 2 weeks.
Project Watershed will be a continuing with the work that happened last summer and fall which entails excavating the remaining concrete, separating concrete and rebar, crushing concrete, and removal, repurposing, and recycling material offsite.
Enjoy the short video and a photo gallery showing the progress of our restoration efforts at Kus-kus-sum in 2021.
Happy Technician Tuesday! This will be our final tech post of the year. We’d like to reflect on the work we’ve done in 2021.
Photo documentation of forage fish spawning habitat is valuable in our aim to protect these important nursery areas. Photos provide a story of each individual beach over time.
Happy Technician Tuesday! Last week our team partnered with Laura Terry from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to conduct a beach seine at Hollyhock Flats.
Happy Technician Tuesday! Our team had the opportunity to assist Virginia East with forage fish sampling at Point Holmes beach earlier this year.
Our forage fish teams were well supported and very productive this summer. The teams performed 28 sampling events of potential forage fish spawning habitat between Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Hornby Island, Campbell River, and the Comox Valley.