Project Watershed’s Kus-kus-sum project is important for supporting the broader Salish Sea Ecosystem. The project will restore habitat for fish and wildlife, attenuate flooding, and create habitat connectivity to adjacent conservation lands in the estuary. Kus-kus-sum provides habitat for mobile species, such as salmon, that utilize the broader Salish Sea ecosystem in their lives.
Project Watershed worked with local artist Robert Lundquist to create this video which outlines how nature will be restored at Kus-kus-sum.
This film highlights why people, businesses, schools etc… are supporting the Kus-kus-sum Project.
This film gives a glimpse of what the old Field Sawmill site (Kus-kus-sum) could look like once it is transformed into nature.
GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 19, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor.
Guided walking and kayaking tours showcasing green infrastructure in and around the Courtenay River were held on May 10 and 11, 2019. The tours were geared towards increasing political awareness of the possibilities of green infrastructure. Participants visited areas where green infrastructure was already in place or where it could be implemented in the future.
Make a donation of $25 or more to sponsor a salmon to go up at Kus-kus-sum!
Thank you Gord Johns for bringing #kuskussum before the House of Commons.
Thanks to Mark Hanley and Franco Noviello of Shaw TV for putting this informative piece on Kus-kus-sum together.
Here is the segment Chek News ran on Kus-kus-sum. Tina McLean, K’ómoks First Nation Administrator, Jennifer Sutherst, Project Watershed Staff Biologist, and Tim Ennis, Project Watershed Kus-kus-sum Project Manager are featured.
“This video highlights the diversity and depth of support for our work, much of which is geared towards the protection and restoration of salmon habitat.” commented Paul Horgen. He went on to say “Wide spread community support will be necessary to tackle some of our large scale restoration projects such as turning Fields Sawmill site into Kus Kus Sum Park.”
Dan Bowen, Technical Director at Project Watershed, sheds some light on the work being done at the old Field Sawmill site.