CVN Invites The Public To Learn About Restoring Shorelines In The Salish Sea

Jan 13, 2021 | Environment | 0 comments

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host an online lecture by Jason Toft. The lecture entitled “Restoration Effectiveness of Living Shorelines in the Salish Sea” is on Sunday January 17, 2021 7:00 – 9:00pm.

       Given the current guidelines for Covid-19 prevention, Comox Valley Nature has made arrangements to have a live, online webinar for Jason’s presentation. To register, go to:

  Shoreline armoring has altered many intertidal beaches. Living Shoreline techniques aim to improve shoreline conditions by re-creating some of the functions of natural shorelines. Recent design implementations include complete removal of armoring, as well as eco-engineering approaches. The lecture will outline how ecological monitoring of these sites can inform shoreline planning now and into the future.

          Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He also studies the ecological interactions of juvenile fishes and invertebrates within estuarine systems. 

         This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about restoration of living shorelines in the Salish Sea.

David Innes

Comox Valley Nature



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Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

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In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

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