As part of our Estuary Stewardship, Project Watershed has committed to the restoration of the Field Sawmill site. We have been given a name for the site by the K’ómoks First Nation and are now calling it Kus-kus-sum. Our vision is to create vibrant and productive habitat and connect it to Hollyhock flats, which is adjacent to the site and one of the most productive areas in the Estuary. It’s a big job and it’s going to take a lot of work, we hope you will join us in creating this legacy. On this page you can follow our progress through blogs posts and donate to this cause.

Signs of Abundance Tour – The information on this page complements that which appears on the sign that has recently been erected north of the Courtenay Marina on the Riverway Walk. To go to the map of all the signs in this series click here. For more information on salt marsh habitat, habitat we would be reestablishing at the Kus Kus Sum site visit the Macdonald Wood Park page.

Blog Posts

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 […]

Restoration in Campbell River

of Sawmill and Log Booming area

Restoration Vision

History of the Fields Sawmill Site

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Photos of the Site

  • 1931

    Courtenay River Airphoto showing Future Site of Fields Saw Mill

  • 1958

    Field Sawmill in the background before sheet piling and in filling

  • 1970’s

    Field Sawmill in Operation

  • 1970’s

    Aerial of Sawmill in Operation

  • 2010

    On Site Flooding

  • Future

    Restoration Possibilities