Photo legend: Project Watershed focuses on a year of community fundraising. The entire community steps up to raise funds for Kus-kus-sum. Jack Keating and Calum Orr raised over $100 at their special “toonie” sixth birthday party for Kus-kus-sum.

The general public is invited to the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society’s 25th Annual General Meeting at 2:00 on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in the K’omoks Band Hall on Dyke Road.

We will be celebrating 25 years of Project Watershed and 10 years of the Estuary Working Group reflects Don Castleden, Chair of the Estuary Working Group.

Senior Project Manager, Tim Innis, will have an updated Kus-kus-sum presentation, our most ambitious project yet. Learn about our latest education, outreach and fundraising activities. Some exciting events are coming up!

A very special lifetime achievement award will be presented to David Stapley, program manager with the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership, by Vice Chair of the Board, Bill Heidrick.

There will be a special presentation on K’omoks Estuary plant species by Ernie Sellentin of Sellentin Habitat Restoration, our guest speaker.

Sensitive Habitat Stewardship Raffle prizes will be drawn at the AGM as well. There will be four lucky winners of awesome prizes, says Kathy Haigh, Director of Fundraising and Outreach. We are grateful to our prize donors: Pedego Qualicum Beach – $4,000 electric bike, K’omoks First Nations Guardians – all day whale and grizzly bear watching boat trip including lunch for 4 people, Square Tails Guiding Service – fishing trip for 2 people, Westjet – 2 economy tickets anywhere Westjet flies.

The Central Island Arts Guide self-guided Studio Tour is also on May 26th, and Project Watershed is participating with our Keeping It Living Collection of prints and cards. (#87 in the guide). Stop by the office (2356a Rosewall Cres., Courtenay) to support the protection and restoration of our estuary before you go to lunch at Locals and the AGM at 2:00.

Caila Holbrook

Project Watershed