Category: Environment

Help Shape the Future of Courtenay’s Urban Forest

Can you see Courtenay’s forest for the trees? Would you like to?

The City of Courtenay is inviting the public to provide input on the vision, goals and future of Courtenay’s urban forest. Attend a public workshop on Monday, June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Native Sons Hall, lower level, at 360 Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay. Both workshops will cover the same materials. Pre-registration is not required.

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Nomadic Tempest is Coming!

Mark your calendar for an ​exciting​ 4-night spectacle coming to the Comox Valley, June 28th through July 1st.
The Caravan Stage Company is bringing Nomadic Tempest to town!

Co-presented by Project Watershed and Elevate, Nomadic Tempest is an intense, beautiful, gritty and timely post-apocalyptic rock opera about climate refugees in a future drowned world complete with aerials, projections and original score.

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It’s here! The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour!

The 4th Annual Cumberland Home and Garden Tour is this weekend in Legendary Cumberland! Hosts are busy dusting, polishing, baking and weeding in anticipation of visitors from across the Comox Valley and beyond! This unique “Cumberland style” tour offers visitors an exclusive glimpse into 19 homes (big and tiny), gardens, studios, urban farms and built spaces ​in the historic Village with pop up concerts,​ plant sales,​ art shows and other surprises along the way!

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Plastics in our Oceans

Come learn about the impact of plastic debris and microplastics in our Oceans and what small steps you can take to make a difference.

SAGE (Sustainability Action Group for the Environment) is hosting this informational evening.

Our guest speaker is Ms. Laura Griffith-Cochrane, Marine Biologist and Curator of the Ucluelet Aquarium. She will give an overview of the existing problem and what possibilities lie ahead.

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Comox Valley Nature March Monthly FREE Public Nature Walk Along the Upper Puntledge

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to re-start its monthly free public nature walk series – there is no charge to participants. As part of its educational mandate Comox Valley Nature invites the public to monthly public nature interpretive walks to experience and understand local sites of environmental interest. This year CVN will be partnering through the spring and summer with Strathcona Wilderness institute to offer public educational walks, which will complement a series of courses and workshops which will be offered by the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at Mt. Washington.

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Bike to Kus-kus-sum at the end of Bike to Work Week

As part of Bike to Work Week, Project Watershed is teaming up with the Broken Spoke to help you bike the estuary in style along the Courtenay Riverway walk with a special stop at Kus-kus-sum. Meet at the Broken Spoke at 9:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes. If you don’t have a bike or would like to try something new, there are 4 electric bikes and 20 regular bikes available from the Broken Spoke.

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Private Vancouver School spends week working with Project Watershed.

The Mulgrave School, from West Vancouver, spent the week of May 15 – 19th in the Comox Valley working on restoration projects with Technical Director Dan Bowen and key volunteers from Project Watershed. Armed with new shovels, rakes, hoes, gloves and other implements 14 students (Age 14-17), three teachers and their field trip leader Lee Hardy spent a very busy 4 days working on shoreline restoration in the K’omoks Estuary.

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The “Knot On My Property” program is up and running for 2018

Local governments in the Comox Valley (the Town of Comox, the City of Courtenay, the Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD)) have once again joined forces with the Coastal Invasive Species Committee (Coastal ISC) to bust invasive Knotweed and Giant Hogweed. Both plants are considered alien invasive species in BC and if left unchecked can wreak havoc on our local ecosystems and diminish property values. And in the case of giant hogweed, can lead to third degree burns when in contact with skin, due to its clear phototoxic sap.

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