The next CCFS Science Pub is coming up this Friday May 10th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall and the subject at hand is Wetlands, Beavers, and Colonialism! Presented as part of the Cumberland Wetlands Conference, this Friday’s pub is gearing up to be informative, irreverent and possibly even outrageous!
It’s happening! The Cumberland Wetlands Conference is two weeks away and we’re all excited! Registration has been brisk, we’re almost full so if you haven’t registered, now is the time.
We are thrilled to announce Denman Island Chocolate’s newest bar: Orca Coconut! It’s a delicious combination of dark chocolate 63% cocoa mass and shredded coconut.
One in three British Columbians expect their next vehicle to be an electric (according to a recent survey conducted for BC Hydro) – yet it can be
challenging to figure out the issues of range and charging infrastructure, or to even find an EV at your local dealership.
Our planet is choking on plastic waste! During Earth Week, learn more about the degradation of the planet caused by plastics and what we can all do about it at ‘Getting Beyond Single Use Plastic’ on April 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Campbell River Regional Library, 1240 Shoppers Row.
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.
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.
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.
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).