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

Alternative donation site

If you would like more of your donation to go to our great cause, please try this wonderful new option: Comox Valley Community Foundation https://cvcfoundation.org/giving/make-a-donation/.

They have a designated fund – Robin and Jennifer Harrison – which funds our Kus-kus-sum project!
https://cvcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1015

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has a  new online donation portal for all funds.  This new donation portal allows donors to donate directly to the fund of their choice with lower administration fees than other online donation options.  For donors this means more of their donation is going directly to enriching live in the Comox Valley (see chart below).

Online Donation Website One Time Donation Fee

(Visa and MC Canadian Credit Cards Only)

Fee on $100.00 Donation Actual Donation to CVCF Fund
Canada Helps 4% $4.00 $96.00
CVCF Online Donation Portal 2.2% + $0.30 $2.50 $97.50

Thank you kindly for thinking of us and helping us make the Comox Valley an environmentally sustainable place to live.

Indigenous Youth Bath Bombs Support Kus-kus-sum

Our latest supporters are “Bomb with us.” Not only a unique name but also a unique handmade product! Check out these lovely looking bath bombs. Their cedar fragrance is reminiscent of strolling through the woods on a sunny afternoon. Sage scented bath bombs will be available soon.

Order yours now!

Five indigenous youth in the Comox Valley created “Bomb with us” as part of the BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge. These beautiful, fragrant Cedar & Sage Bath Bombs are for sale for only $3 a piece for heart shaped and $4 for regular! All proceeds will be donated to Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project. Check out their Facebook page

“The BC 3C Challenge is an innovation in experiential learning targeted for Indigenous youth ages 15-30, that requires teams to collaborate and balance the 3C values: (1) Community, (2) Culture and (3) Cash in new business ventures. The program aims to build skills and experience through training and an entrepreneurship competition for Indigenous youth.” More details here.

Coastal Restoration Fund Update

After many long hours researching, mapping and writing  Project Watershed’s Coastal Restoration Team has produced the first draft of the Salish Sea North East Vancouver Island Salmon Highway (Nearshore Habitat) Coastal Restoration Plan. This foundational document will serve as a guide for future nearshore habitat restoration projects that Project Watershed and our partnering organisations carry out. It catalogs a long list of potential projects including restoration of eelgrass, kelp and salt marsh habitat along approximately 120 kms of shoreline from Oyster River to Fanny Bay.

Before the end of March we will holding two stakeholder input sessions to gather feedback on the document, help prioritize projects and firm up the partnerships necessary to initiate work on the projects that are shown to be top priorities. One of the sessions will be in Oyster River and the other in Fanny Bay. If you are a member of a stakeholder group in the Fanny Bay to Oyster River region please watch for details on the stakeholder sessions.

If you have any questions about this project please email estuary.projectwatershed@gmail.com.

Greening the Comox Valley St. Patrick’s Dinner

EVENT CANCELLED- Sorry for any inconvenience Join the fun of “Greening the Comox Valley ” by wearing green and celebrating St Patrick’s Day with us at 40 Knots Winery & Vineyard with our gracious hosts and Project Watershed supporters, Brenda and Layne Craig. This year we will celebrate the winning photographs from the 2018 Keeping […]