This category features all posts related to Restoration (incl. Blue Carbon), Protection – KEMP / Land Acquisition / Walkway, and Education – Keeping It Living etc.

June Kus-kus-sum Payment Goal Met and Surpassed

On June 29th Project Watershed sent Interfor half a million dollars as the second interim payment for the purchase of the Kus-kus-sum lands. A large portion of the $400,000 awarded by the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program in March went towards this payment, the remainder will be applied to our December payment. Our community target of $100,000 was also a component of the half a million dollar payment – a target we not only met but surpassed! Thanks to the Denton Family gift of $50,000 (read more), the Nomadic Tempest event which brought in $40,000 (read more) and all our other donors we raised $30,000 more than our target. These funds will be applied to our next payment of $100,000 due on December 20th, 2018, putting us at 30% of the way our next community goal. Read more

Kus-Kus-Sum receives $50,000 from Denton Foundation

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, met with Project Watershed Board Chair, Paul Horgen, and Technical Director, Dan Bowen, and announced that they wanted to become Platinum Donors for Kus-kus-sum with an extremely generous gift of $50,000.

 The Dentons have deep roots in the community, having settled in the area with their 2 young children in 1975. At that time, Frank Denton opened an engineering/surveying consulting practice for Vancouver-based McElhanney, which has now been operating successfully in the Valley for 43 years. He ultimately became senior vice-president for the company and, though now retired, continues to serve as a director. “I worked with Frank on many projects in the past when I was with the Ministry of Transportation”, noted Dan Bowen. Read more

Sustainable Seafood Chef Ned Bell visits Locals Restaurant to support Kus-kus-sum salmon habitat restoration

Sixty foodies got a special “appetizer” of the BC Seafood Festival when celebrity Chef Ned Bell served a gourmet “estuary luncheon” in the Comox Valley. Canadian cookbook author, national TV personality and champion for sustainable seafood and oceans, Chef Bell came to support Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum project to restore the old sawmill site on the Courtenay River. With partners […]