Environment

Comox Valley Naturalists Working to Protect Wetland Areas

Comox Valley Naturalists Working to Protect Wetland Areas

This has been a challenging season for the Comox Valley Naturalists Society (CVN) Wetlands Restoration group not least because of COVID-19 restrictions. A small but dedicated group of CVN volunteers continued stewardship activities primarily in Little River Nature Park and Courtenay Airpark.

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.

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.

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.

B.C. Must Re-Examine Environmental Conditions for Trans Mountain

B.C. Must Re-Examine Environmental Conditions for Trans Mountain

Because of challenges brought by the Squamish Nation and the City of Vancouver, the B.C. Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled that the Province has to re-examine the environmental conditions for the Trans Mountain tanker and pipeline project.

World Community’s -Part Three -Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience

World Community’s -Part Three -Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience

The Climate Crisis – Part 3 – Tues, Sept. 24 – 7pm – Upper Native Sons’ Hall, Courtenay.

World Community’s four-part series ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis: Activism, Adaptation, and Resilience’ continues with a Comox Valley focus on “Stitching Together Altered Landscapes – Place-Based Adaptation and Resilience”

What to do in Your Garden Right Now

What to do in Your Garden Right Now

The early onset of wet, cold, windy fall weather is catching a few late summer crops at a tricky time. Here are some notes on what to do right now, including responses to questions I’ve been asked recently:

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