This category features all post related to Project Watershed’s new and ongoing projects and initiatives.

You are invited: 2017 Annual General Meeting!

Project Watershed is holding our Annual General Meeting June 3rd!

Date: Saturday, June 03
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: K’omoks First Nation Administration Office Boardroom, 3330 Comox Rd, Courtenay
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Bayside Cafe Fundraiser for Project Watershed May 13th

The Bayside Cafe has generously chosen Project Watershed for a Charity Fundraiser on May 13th. Please come and join your community for a burger or hot dog with cake giveaway! All proceeds will go to protecting the K’omoks Estuary.

Where: Bayside Cafe, 2760 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay
When: May 13th, 11 am – 2 pm

Thank you for supporting Project Watershed!

Project Watershed’s Success from Volunteerism

April 23rd to the 29th was National Volunteer Week. Project Watershed’s success is absolutely a result of volunteerism. Some of the ways volunteers support Project Watershed include office administration support such as updating the Norma Morton Conservation Library and social media management. Volunteers also plan and attend public events, dress up as our Newt Mascot Newton, and host our display and interact with the public. Volunteers also include Committee members who provide valuable expertise to all habitat restoration projects. Volunteers are essential in assisting with restoration planting. Earth Day 2017 brought out about 40 volunteers for planting along the Airpark Lagoon. Upcoming volunteer planting at the Royston saltmarsh restoration site will be completed by about 70 grade two students. Read more

Dan Bowen sheds some light on the work being done at the old Field Sawmill site

Volunteers needed to Help Elementary Students with Stewardship

On May 11th, Project Watershed is looking for volunteers, especially those who identify as seniors or elders, to help Grade 2 students from Arden Elementary plant native species around the Airpark and learn about the ecology and history of the area. On May 10th, volunteers are also needed to plant salt marsh and assist in […]

Celebrate Earth Day by Planting with Project Watershed

Project Watershed in partnership with CV Nature and the Courtenay Air Park Association are hosting an Earth Day Planting Event on Saturday April 22nd. This is a call out for volunteers to help with the removal of invasive species and replanting of indigenous plants along the Courtenay Lagoon at the Airpark. Read more

Turning Fields Sawmill into Kus-kus-sum Park – First Steps

Project Watershed is working towards securing and restoring Kus-kus-sum, the former Fields Sawmill site, in the K’ómoks Estuary. If you are unfamiliar with the Fields Saw Mill the site is the large cement area that runs along Comox Road on the south side of the 17th street bridge, across from Locals Restaurant. The original salt […]

2016 Project Watershed “Keeping it Living” Award

Don Castleden, Chair of the Estuary Working Group (on right) presents the Keeping it Living Award to Wayne White, President of the Tsolum River Restoration Society at their AGM on Feb. 18, 2017.

The non-profit stewardship group Project Watershed has been focused on the long-term health of the K’ómoks Estuary since 2008. The Society’s mission is public education and information coupled with habitat restoration and research. In 2010, the Society’s Estuary Working Group developed its “Keeping it Living” mission statement for the Estuary. The slogan is based on First Nations’ principles of sustainability. A beautiful painting of the Estuary, by local artist Bev Byerley, was purchased and donated to the Society and each year this painting is displayed by the award recipient – a local organization whose behaviour most closely embodies the philosophy of the Estuary Working Group’s mission statement indicates Board Chair Paul Horgen. Read more