Category: Environment

Spring Social Fundraising Event For Kus-kus-sum

Lift is hosting its Spring Social as a fundraising event for Kus-kus-sum at the Prime Chophouse on April 24th at 6:30 pm that anyone can attend. The focus of the event will be an estuary game where teams vie to build the most productive estuary and win awesome prizes! This game debuted in 2016 at a dinner event at Locals Restaurant. It is similar to Settlers of Catan or FarmVille except you are building an estuary. “The game was educational, fun and interactive.” Deb Lacroix of Ecofish, 2016 winner.

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Macdonald Wood Park Society AGM April 17, 2019

Hooray! It’s Spring and time for the AGM of Macdonald Wood Park Society. Please mark the date on your calendar: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7pm at the Comox Rec Centre, Room B. The AGM will start with a short business meeting to highlight our successes of the past year, was well as electing a board of directors. For the remainder of the meeting we are excited to present Jan Gemmell of the Morrison Creek Streamkeepers as our speaker! Jan will give a presentation on the Morrison Creek Headwaters with an array of photos and videos.

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Comox Valley Land Trust and Comox Valley Regional District Partner to Protect Critical Habitat for the Endangered Morrison Creek Lamprey

The Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) have joined forces to protect the Morrison Headwaters Nature Preserve. The expansive, undeveloped wilderness area nestled between the Village of Cumberland and the City of Courtenay provides critical habitat for the federally and provincially endangered Morrison Creek population of the Western Brook Lamprey (Lampetra richardsoni var. marifuga), locally known as the Morrison Creek Lamprey.

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Sea Lice Epidemic Prompts Fish Farm Emergency Drug Trial Near Tofino

Norwegian salmon farming giant Cermaq has a sea lice emergency on their Clayoquot Sound salmon farms. Documents released through Access to Information indicate Cermaq obtained an Emergency Drug Release to use the insecticide Lufeneron to control sea lice in the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Region. Last year saw sea lice numbers in Clayoquot spike to levels never before seen in British Columbia, up to 54 lice per farmed fish—eighteen times the threshold for treatment set out by Department of Fisheries (DFO).

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CVN and The Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Ann Eriksson for an illustrated talk entitled: “Salish Sea Nearshore Habitat Recovery Project (SSNHRP)”. The lecture is on Sunday March 17, 2019 and will start after introductions at 7pm in the Rotary Room of the Filberg Seniors Centre 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay.

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For The Preservation Of Old Growth Trees

Communities Protecting Our Coasts presents a Brandt Film Festival Event with the screening of “Call of The Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”, a film by Jeff Mckay, as an activity for the preservation of old growth trees.

Admission is by donation.

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Strathcona Wilderness Institute AGM and Public Lecture by Ken Wu

SWI is delighted to bring Ken Wu as the guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 7th. His presentation is entitled : “From old-growth rainforests to semi-arid desert and grasslands”: conserving Canada’s amazing ecosystems. The title reflects Ken’s latest career direction in the establishment of a new national organization dedicated to Canadian Conservation Coast to Coast: the “Endangered Ecosystems Alliance.”

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Comox Valley Land Trust and Cumberland Community Forest Society Announce Major Donation From Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association

The Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) and the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) are pleased to announce a generous donation of $50,000 from the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association (CDFGPA) in support of their Morrison Headwaters Nature Preserve and Perseverance Creek conservation projects.

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Forum to Explore LNG, Fracking, and The Comox Valley Connection

On February 5, Steelhead LNG presented to the Comox Valley Regional District on their pipeline proposal that would see 1000 km of pipe constructed to carry gas from northern BC to Powell River, under the Salish Sea, and through either the Comox Valley or a more southerly point to an LNG export facility on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. On February 27, the public is invited to a forum discussion on why this is about more than just a pipeline.

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