A big thanks to our April volunteers – you helped us bring in over $4,000 for Kus-kus-sum, spread our message to students across the Comox Valley, as well as to Lift members and Chamber of Commerce members, plant native plants, and remove invasive blackberries! We could not have done it with out you.

We hope even more people can come out and support our stewardship activities in May and June. May has brought us beautiful sunny weather. What better way to enjoy it than volunteering! Our May and June volunteer activities are listed below and almost all of them are outside. We have planting, working with students, helping with the AGM and more.

  • Lift Spring Social

  • Planting with Lake Trail at the Airpark

  • Holland & Co Chamber Mixer

Date Event Volunteer Info
May 21, 22, 23, 9 am -3pmPlanting in Royston and at the Courtenay AirparkProject Watershed is planting salt marsh plants by the seaside trail in Royston and by the Riverway Walk next to the Courtenay Airpark. This will be a three to four day event depending on the number of volunteers we get. Bring gloves, water bottle, and a hat. If you have a favorite shovel feel free to bring that too!
May 25, 1 pm – 4:30 pmAnnual General Meeting Set-up and Tear DownAssist Project Watershed Staff and Directors with set up and tear down. Meet and greet attendants, help with registration.
WeeklyWatering Plantings at the AirparkWe need a few volunteers to keep the plants we planted at the Airpark watered over the summer. The Airpark has a watering system but we need a few extra hands to help operate it.
May 29, 30 and June 1, 9:30am – 11:30amPriming Salmon for StudentsWe need volunteers to help paint wooden salmon cutouts with white paint. This will prime them for painting by children. The salmon will be available for people to sponsor to go on the fence at Kus-kus-sum. We will supply all the materials. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty!
June 15 & 16, 9:30 am – 5:30 pmBC Seafood Festival Signature WeekendJoin us for a 2 -4 hour shift at our fun interactive booth. Our activities will include salmon painting for Kus-kus-sum as well as selling fundraising items, signing up volunteers, signing up members and spreading the word about Project Watershed and Kus-kus-sum. Volunteers get a day pass for the day they are volunteering.
June 20, 21, 22, 9 am – 11:30 pmSaving the Salmon at Kus-kus-sumCome out and help us hang the salmon school children have painted on the fence at Kus-kus-sum. This is part of a large fundraising initiative and some volunteers may need to help receive donations and supervise painting.
June 21, 2 pm – 8:30pmNational Indigenous Peoples DayA very popular event hosted by one of our partners in the Kus-kus-sum initiative, the K’omoks First Nation. We will have our regular display plus salmon painting for the Kus-kus-sum fence. Volunteers will be asked to do a 3.5 hour shift.