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.
This past weekend if you headed down to Miracle Beach Park you might have noticed a dive boat and divers working just off shore. The divers are working on transplanting subtidal eelgrass in barren areas off of the park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Comox Lake watershed is a beautiful and complex system of mountains, lakes, rivers, and creeks. It also supplies drinking water to approximately 50,000 people. So what allows us to have safe water to drink and a safe habitat for fish and wildlife too? We want you to know!
Project Watershed’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Old House Hotel & Spa, 1730 Riverside Lane, Courtenay on May 25th from 2 – 4 pm. We’ll have an update on our restoration projects, education and outreach initiatives, the Kus-kus-sum project and its projected timeline.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture. Join Sarah Patton for an illustrated talk entitled: “The Whales in Our Waters”. The lecture is at 2:00 pm Thursday May 30, 2019.