Project Watershed Receives Five-year Funding Contribution from Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Macdonald Wood Park

Signs of Abundance Tour – The information on this page compliments that which appears on the sign that has recently been erected on the boardwalk at the bottom of Croteau Road in Macdonald Wood Park. To go to the map of all the signs in this series click here.

Project Watershed Helps Grow Kelp

Collaborative Bull Kelp Restoration Research Project: Despite their high reproductive capacity, bull kelp beds have been in steady decline in central Strait of Georgia, including Lambert Channel and Baynes Sound in recent decades. Heavy grazing pressure from sea urchins and exceptionally warm water conditions are major factors in the reduction of bull kelp beds locally.

More marshes at Courtenay Airpark and Royston

This spring and summer Project Watershed and some very dedicated and hardworking volunteers have been busy planting saltmarsh around the Courtenay Airpark and Royston Wrecks (check out the photos and time-lapse photography of the plantings in this article).  These saltmarsh areas were created by Project Watershed in order to help restore saltmarsh habitat that has […]

Project Watershed has big footprint at Regional Conference

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (http://www.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/index.shtml) April 13-15, in Vancouver is the largest most comprehensive event of its kind in the region.  The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community/business leaders, policy makers, educators and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea Ecosystem. “There are usually over 1000 participants from all over the Pacific Northwest” comments Dan Bowen, Project Watershed Director.

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Project Watershed Session and Blue Carbon Workshop

Bringing Communities Together to Embark on Major Estuarine Restoration – Scientific Session Join Project Watershed on April 4th for discussion of our community restoration efforts and research over the last 2 years on Blue Carbon in the K’omoks Estuary. This workshop will provide a sneak peek of the presentations and material that will be discussed […]

Comox Valley Harbour Authority Donates to Project Watershed

Brian Storey (far left) and Barbara Wellwood (far right) accept a generous donation from (l to r) Rob Clarke, Lito Veloso and Elizabeth McLeod of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.

Brian Storey (far left) and Barbara Wellwood (far right) accept a generous donation from (l to r) Rob Clarke, Lito Veloso and Elizabeth McLeod of the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.

The Comox Valley Harbour Authority held the first ever “Comox Harbour Hole in One” competition at Comox Nautical Days.  They put a “T Box” in the Comox Harbour parking lot with the “Floating Hole” approximately 100 yards away in the water between the docks and the Black Fin.  Almost 500 stepped up and gave it their best shot with only one achieving the goal of landing on the floating hole. 

Donations of $1 per ball were accepted and resulted in a donation of $550 to Project Watershed.  We would like to thank them for their generous donation of the proceeds of this competition as well as for the donation of dock space earlier in the summer for our eelgrass team to prepare eelgrass stems for transplanting near the Royston Wrecks.