Environment

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

Metal Recycling at Kus-kus-sum

In the spirit of summer fun, Project Watershed is holding a contest to see who can guess the number of full bins of metal that will come of the site. If you want to take a stab at estimating, email Caila.Holbrook@projectwatershed.ca, or post your guess to Instagram or Facebook with #metalrecycling and #kuskussum, by Friday June 23rd. The closest three guesses will win a $25 gift certificate from the Peninsula Co-op. If there are more than three correct guesses we will draw three names from those who have guessed correctly.

Earth Week With Project Watershed

Spring has sprung and we are busy planning for Earth Week 2021! Earth Week is April 16 – 22, 2021, and Project Watershed is celebrating the planet with a host of activities to support the health of Comox Valley Lands and Waters. These activities include a 50/50 raffle, scavenger hunt, and a shoreline cleanup. People who participate in the Earth Week activities and post photos to social media will be entered to win $20 gift cards from the Peninsula Coop.

Cumberland Forest Celebrates Earth Week

Join the Cumberland Forest and friends from across the Valley for the Cumberland Earth Week Festival, April 19-25th. The global theme for Earth Day 2021 is “Restore the Earth”. Whether you live in the Village, the wider Comox Valley, the Salish Sea region or across the globe – you are invited to connect for this celebration of biodiversity, restoration, regeneration, climate resilience, and community action.

Kus-kus-sum, formerly Field’s Sawmill Demolition

Removing the building is the precursor to the major demolition work that will occur over the summer to remove the 8.3 acres of concrete that covers the site. Soils and other materials will be transported off the site in preparation of regrading it to natural streamside elevations. Waterways will be created on the site and native vegetation will be planted.

Nominate your CVN Tree of the Year

The Tree of the Year contest is the perfect COVID safe outdoor activity and a wonderful antidote to plant blindness. Ride your bike or walk to actively search our community for a tree you love or know tells a story

Kus-kus-sum, formerly Field’s Sawmill Demolition

Kus-kus-sum, formerly Field’s Sawmill Demolition

Removing the building is the precursor to the major demolition work that will occur over the summer to remove the 8.3 acres of concrete that covers the site. Soils and other materials will be transported off the site in preparation of regrading it to natural streamside elevations. Waterways will be created on the site and native vegetation will be planted.

Nominate your CVN Tree of the Year

Nominate your CVN Tree of the Year

The Tree of the Year contest is the perfect COVID safe outdoor activity and a wonderful antidote to plant blindness. Ride your bike or walk to actively search our community for a tree you love or know tells a story

Kus-kus-sum Protected

Kus-kus-sum Protected

Another significant milestone has been reached in efforts to acquire, protect and restore a former industrial sawmill site on the banks of the K’ómoks Estuary.

The Merville Community Victory Garden Blasts Off

The Merville Community Victory Garden Blasts Off

In the large, fenced, Community Garden, industrious workers have created the first two 20 x 20 foot plots to be used for garden planting. On Sunday, 7 excited amateur gardeners, under the able guidance of Xander the Green, dug in and filled the nutrient rich earth with hundreds of plants. A rudimentary watering system was set up and the fencing was secured so that wild foragers will be held at bay. This Victory Garden will be the talk of the hamlet when the produce starts rolling in.

Rotary Supports Food Literacy at the Lake Trail Community School Garden

Rotary Supports Food Literacy at the Lake Trail Community School Garden

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Courtenay, Lake Trail Community Education Society will be able to enhance its Community Garden programming. ​

Under normal circumstances, the Garden supports production of local foods for the 368 Lake Trail students who reside in the school’s catchment. Through LTCES, students receive a free, weekly nutritious meal which promotes garden-to-table literacy. Fresh produce from the garden also supports the school’s foods program. ​

Comox Valley Land Trust Encourages You To Explore Our Many Protected Natural Areas

Comox Valley Land Trust Encourages You To Explore Our Many Protected Natural Areas

“Going for a walk in nature can be key to maintaining good mental health,” said CVLT Executive Director Tim Ennis. “Right now is a great time to reflect upon and appreciate the hard work of the many local non-profit organizations pulling together with local government partners to protect key natural spaces in the Comox Valley.

Vancouver Island Symposium On Water, Has Been Rescheduled For October 20th-22nd, 2020

Vancouver Island Symposium On Water, Has Been Rescheduled For October 20th-22nd, 2020

Due to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of its spread and have made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship. We have concluded that this is the best course of action in order to keep attendees, presenters, guests, and our shared communities as safe as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

CVN Invites The Public To Learn About The Whales In Our Waters

CVN Invites The Public To Learn About The Whales In Our Waters

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host an online lecture by Aaron Purdy from the Ocean Wise Research Institute. The lecture entitled “The Whales in Our Waters: Conservation Through Citizen Science” is on Sunday March 22, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown

Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown

With climate change more and more in the news and on peoples’ minds, workshops are coming to the Comox Valley to help shift the conversation from doom and gloom to empowerment and action. On March 28th in Comox and on April 20th in Cumberland, the workshop “Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown” will be presented.