If you haven’t already seen it, CBC did a radio interview and a post about our Kus-kus-sum project. Thank you, CBC! We’d also like to acknowledge the importance of the collaboration of the City of Courtenay and K’ómoks First Nation in moving toward our vision for this spot!
Over the past few months, Project Watershed and citizen scientist volunteers have been working hard to identify forage fish spawning beaches in the Northern Salish Sea. Forage fish are a group of small schooling fish that are ecologically important to a variety of marine species such as Chinook and coho salmon, marine shore birds like the Rhinocerous Auklet and larger marine mammals such as orcas and humpback whales. In BC there are seven common species of forage fish: eulachon, Pacific sand lance, surf smelt, Pacific herring, Pacific sardine, capelin, and Northern anchovy.
We met Daniel and Nadine at a LIFT fundraisier for Kus-kus-sum, they had the winning bid on a silent auction item. They said they wanted to do more and have committed to donating 10% of all their online sales to the Kus-kus-sum project until June 2020! This December they donated $350 and are excited to up that amount by June.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped make this double raffle a success for Queneesh School’s Aboriginal program and for Kus-kus-sum!