Category: Environment

Kus-kus-sum Deconstruction, Phase 1 – Dock Removal

GADD equipment will initiate work to remove the dock and dolphin pilings at Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site) on August 15, 2019 under the supervision of Warren Wartig, Registered Professional Biologist and Dock Removal Project Manager for Interfor. For many, including Wartig, this process has been long in the making.

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BC Parks Accessibility Day a Success for BC Day Week-end!

Thanks to the very generous spirit of volunteerism of 19 individuals who from Nanaimo to Campbell River, the Strathcona Wilderness Institute was able to make BC Park’s “Accessibility Day” initiative, a success for the 60, or more, participants who came with family to experience Strathcona Park’s beauty over the BC week-end. Accessibility Day made evident the need  for a second trailrider at the SWI. There is therefore a need to fund-raise about $12K for a second trailrider to support this programme. All donations for this to SWI are welcome!

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Community Partners for Marine Conservation

Communities are everything. They are at the heart of the work that we do every day, as we focus on being a better and stronger partner for healthy coastal communities, like yours. Interestingly, socially-minded businesses are taking note of our approach, sharing our values with their customers and, as a result, the importance of action on marine conservation is being amplified.

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CSEB Report: BC Adrift in a Time of Environmental Emergencies

At a time when the failure of BC’s government to live up to to its electoral promises on the environment has become so notorious that it makes national headlines with titles such as: “A change in government fails to alter B.C.’s environmental path,” the recent announcement that BC will not be implementing a “Species at Risk Act” anytime soon comes as the coda on a dystopian rhapsody.

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Sponsor a Salmon at Kus-kus-sum

Project Watershed’s latest fundraising endeavor “Sponsor a Salmon at Kus-kus-sum” combines education and stewardship. After students from Queneesh, Arden, Brooklyn, Puntledge and Royston schools participated in Project Watershed’s estuary presentations and field trips they created painted salmon for people to sponsor. Drop by on Saturday, June 22nd from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Kus-kus-sum, 1901 Comox Road, Courtenay.

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Strathcona Wilderness Park is Now Open

Winter is receding at Paradise Meadows, and it is time to start planning summer visits to the Strathcona Provincial Park. Strathcona Wilderness Institute has now opened the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre at Paradise Meadows for the summer season, with normal operating hours of 9 am-4 pm.

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Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards Recognized for Efforts to Restore the Watershed

The Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards were recently honoured when they were recipients of Project Watershed’s annual ‘Keeping it Living’ award. The award, an original painting by local artist Bev Byerley, is presented to an organization in the Comox Valley that has made a significant contribution to the restoration and protection of the K’ómoks Estuary and its watersheds.

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Fall the Wall and SaveSalmon at Kus-kus-sum

Project Watershed’s latest fundraising endeavor “Sponsor a Salmon at Kus-kus-sum” combines education and stewardship. Students from Queneesh, Arden, Brooklyn, Puntledge and Royston Schools have participated in estuary presentations given by staff and volunteers of Project Watershed.

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