SPONSOR

Site Diagram and Habitat Components you can Sponsor:

A general restoration plan for our first fundraising target of $100,000. We have broken the restored site down into general habitat components which you can sponsor. Hover over the flashing dots with your mouse to make your donation and learn more about each sponsorship level. Click here to set up monthly donations.

1

The low marsh is located along the river edge of the salt marsh. It is usually flooded at every tide and exposed during low tide. The lowest section of the Kus-kus-sum marsh will be wet at all tides. Plants in this area will include sea milkwort (Lysimachia maritima), and sliverweed (Potentilla anserina). Once we receive your contribution you will be emailed a choice of an Ian Fry painting or a selection of one of our Keeping It Living Artworks in thanks.Click on the flashing dot to sponsor “Low Salt Marsh” for $100.

2

Channels and ponds weave their way through the salt marsh area. They will connect Kus-kus-sum to Hollyhock Flats (south) and provide passage, escape and refuge for fish and other aquatic species. Once we receive your contribution you will be emailed a choice of an Ian Fry painting or a selection of one of our Keeping It Living Artworks in thanks.

Click on the flashing dot to sponsor “Channels and Ponds” for $500.

3


Carex

The mid to high marsh lies between the low marsh and the marsh’s upland border. Soils in the high marsh are mostly saturated, and the high marsh is generally flooded only during higher than average high tides. Plants in this area will include Lyngby’s sedge (Carex lyngbyi) and Bullrush (Luzula parviflora). Once we receive your contribution you will be emailed a choice of an Ian Fry painting or a selection of one of our Keeping It Living Artworks in thanks.

Click on the flashing dot to sponsor “Mid to High Salt Marsh” for $250.

4

Trees and shrubs will be located on the salt marsh’s upland edge and other areas on the marsh where elevations are slightly above the high marsh. This area is usually only flooded at extreme tides and under irregular conditions such as storm surges or wind-driven tidal inundations, and does not experience waterlogged conditions or severe salt stress. Once we receive your contribution you will be emailed a choice of an Ian Fry painting or a selection of one of our Keeping It Living Artworks in thanks.

Click on the flashing dot to sponsor “Trees and Shrubs” for $1000.

5

As everything from microbes to megafauna is important to the healthy functioning of an ecosystem, all donations big and small are needed for acquiring and restoring Kus-kus-sum. You can use our general donation button to make a contribution of any size. You can also make monthly donations over a set amount of months by visiting our monthly donation section. For large donations or donations that are not cash please call 250-703-2871 or email info@projectwatershed.ca.



Progress Towards our Targets:

$100,000 by Dec 20th, 2017
$500,000 total by Dec 2019

Fundraising Details

It will cost approximately $6.5M to purchase and restore the site to a natural state. Of this we need to raise $500,000 from the Comox Valley community. We will be writing grants to all levels of governments, as well as local, national and international organizations to raise the balance of the funds.

Of the $500,000 from the community $100,000 has to be raised by December 20th. To reach this first target we sectioned off 1/5th of the site, as seen in the Site Diagram. We will fill up this section with the associated habitat components as they are sponsored.

You can sponsor a habitat component individually or join with your neighbours, co-workers, church or sports team to sponsor one as a group. If you or your group wish to be recognized for your support please let us know – your name/affiliation will be listed on our website, our Facebook page and at some point on the restored site itself. For sponsorships over $100 you may also choose an art piece or Kus-kus-sum keepsake. For more information on the site and our restoration plans visit our Kus-kus-sum page.

K’ómoks First Nation is partnering with Project Watershed on this groundbreaking initiative. In principle, they and the City of Courtenay will be the landowners once the property has been purchased and restored. For more information about the Nation and it’s involvement visit their website at www.komoks.ca, call (250) 339-4545 or email info@komoks.ca.

“This land [Kus-kus-sum] is in K’ómoks First Nation traditional territory and our work with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society is not intended to abrogate or derogate from out our asserted Aboriginal title and other Aboriginal rights. Any steps we take working in conjunction with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society must not be interpreted as extinguishing or consenting to the infringement of our Aboriginal title and rights. Further, the Field Sawmill site is [or maybe] the site of an old K’ómoks First Nation Village, and our participation in this project is without prejudice to any specific claim the K’ómoks First Nation may file in relation to this site.”

K’ómoks First Nation

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