Project Watershed’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Old House Hotel & Spa, 1730 Riverside Lane, Courtenay on May 25th from 2 – 4 pm.We’ll have an update on our restoration projects, education and outreach initiatives, the Kus-kus-sum project and its projected timeline. We are pleased to announce we have keynote speakers Tim Clermont, from the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society, and Garreth Ashley, from the Guardians of Mid-Island Estuaries Society, They will be speaking about Carex restoration utilizing the Goose Exclusion Fencing, also known as the `nets along Dyke Road` that most people think are fish traps! You can read more about their important work here.
We will give away some door prizes and have snacks and refreshments on hand.
Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted!
Executive Director of the Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society
Tim has developed and implemented an effective technique to restore Carex channel edge habitat in concert with partnering with First Nations and local governments to control resident Canada Geese. Tim hopes to bring more awareness to the importance of expanding healthy sedge habitat in our estuaries as the foundation of a productive food web and to provide greater flood protection and resiliency. Tim is now mentoring First Nations who are interested in fish and wildlife conservation and wetland restoration.