Pre-European Contact there was a First Nation village located roughly where the present-day Courtenay Airpark is now. The village was called Kus-kus-sum and is the namesake for the present day Kus-kus-sum site. The term Kus-sum means slippery and Kus-kus-sum, means...
Kus-kus-sum Project History
Below is an interactive timeline of the events regarding the gensis of Project Watershed's Kus-kus-sum Project. Hover over each salmon icon to learn more about what happened that year.Related Posts
Citizen Science Seal Monitoring for Kus-kus-sum
Your contribution is greatly appreciated, thank you for participating!Make a donation to celebrate a special someone and they receive a gift card.Welcome to our pinniped observation guide and data submission page! "Pinniped" is a Latin word meaning "fin-footed," and...
We got a first look at how a restored Kus-kus-sum will operate during storms and king tides this winter. It was exciting to see the high tides move over the steel wall and inundate the site.
The three main partners of the Kus-kus-sum project are the K'ómoks First Nation, City of Courtenay, and Project Watershed. Each of these partners has an important role to play in the purchase, restoration and long-term maintenance of the Kus-kus-sum site. In 2021, a...
Kus-kus-sum Planting Thank You
Approximately 4,000 native plants were planted at the Kus-kus-sum site over six days this October! THANK YOU to the 160 volunteers who contributed to planting, mulching and watering during this time – we would not have been able to accomplish this without you.
Pacific Salmon Foundation Supports Projects in the K’ómoks Estuary
Clean BC helps Restore Kus-kus-sum
Fall Planting at Kus-kus-sum Brings Aid from Near and Far
Over the summer Comox Valley Project Watershed Society working with Leighton Contracting Ltd., a K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation joint venture partner, began the process of regrading the Kus-kus-sum site to natural streamside elevations.
October Planting At Kus-kus-sum
October 5, 6 and 10, 2022, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kus-kus-sum Restoration Plans 2022
The Kus-kus-sum project made great progress last year and large scale changes are planned to continue this year. We held a forum to share our restoration plans mid June, and have posted much of that information here as well. If you missed the virtual meeting, you can watch the recording on this page.
Sponsoring a Salmon is back to help restore Kus-kus-sum
We are running the Sponsor a Salmon Fundraiser again this year to fill up the Kus-kus-sum fence and raise funds to complete the restoration.