Kus-kus-sum by Kaylee Duckmanton Photography

Earth Week With Project Watershed

Apr 21, 2021 | Environment | 0 comments

Spring has sprung and we are busy planning for Earth Week 2021! Earth Week is April 16 – 22, 2021, and Project Watershed is celebrating the planet with a host of activities to support the health of Comox Valley Lands and Waters. These activities include a 50/50 raffle, scavenger hunt, and a shoreline cleanup. People who participate in the Earth Week activities and post photos to social media will be entered to win $20 gift cards from the Peninsula Coop.

 Project Watershed’s Earth Week 50/50 for Kus-kus-sum is up and running. Tickets cost $5 and can only be purchased online from now until April 25, 2021 at 8 pm. The draw will take place at 10 am on April 26, 2021. The funds fro thr raffle will go towards supporting the restoration and protection of the Kus-kus-sum property which is located on Comox Road next to the 17th Street bridge.

 The “Know Your Watershed Scavenger Hunt” is also underway. This is a fun and educational hunt appropriate for the whole family, a couple or an individual. Go at your own pace and enjoy exploring your watershed. Participants who share their experience on Facebook or Instagram, will be entered to win $20 Peninsula Co-op gift cards!

 Project Watershed has also planned a Decentralized Shoreline Cleanup for April 24, 2021.  In lieu of doing a group clean up we are asking that people do the cleanup with their bubble at a preselected beach and time as part of a Decentralized Cleanup! We will send those who sign up an email to coordinate beaches. The email will also include printable pages for recording the garbage items cleaned up and a list of suggested supplies. People that take photos of themselves while they are cleaning up and post them to Facebook or Instagram will be entered to win a $20 gift card.

 To sign up or learn more about Project Watershed’s Earth Week activities visit https://projectwatershed.ca/2021/03/31/earth-week-with-project-watershed/. Project Watershed thanks The Old House Hotel and Spa, Ohspa, the Peninsula Co-op and the Courtenay Airpark Association for sponsoring these activities.

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Cumberland Trails EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER

Cumberland Trails EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER

At issue is the forecasted hot and dry weather conditions over the August long weekend and beyond, with no significant precipitation in the forecast. With wildfire danger ratings at local stations already at Extreme, all users of the Cumberland trails are asked to be extra cautious and vigilant while recreating in the trail system.

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

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 Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, 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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