Koksilah River Information Night - 01 Mar 2018

Koksilah River Information Night
Thursday March 1st, 6:30-9pm
The HUB at Cowichan Station (main hall), 2375 Koksilah Rd.

Co-Hosted by CVRD Area E Director Alison Nicholson and Cowichan Watershed Board

All welcome. Free.

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7pm - Introductions and Context

  • Cowichan Tribes Welcome; Importance of Hwulqw'selu to First Nations people; cooperation - Tim Kulchyski (Cowichan Tribes)
  • The big picture - interconnected water stress and climate; local roles in preparing for the future - Tom Rutherford (Cowichan Watershed Board)
  • CVRD's role, Area E Official Community Plan and proposed water service (Alison Nicholson, CVRD Area E Director)
  • Koksilah Ecosystem-Based Analysis - ongoing citizen's initiative. Welcome to join. Emily Doyle-Yamaguchi (Koksilah Watershed Working Group)

7:30 - Water Quality and Quantity studies

  • Low summer water flow issues
    • Volunteer conservation efforts this summer and resulting flow improvements measured in stream. Jaro Szczot (BC Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations)
    • What leads to temporary protection orders under the Water Sustainability Act and how those play out on the Koksilah. Matthew MacDonald (BC Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations)
  • Water Quality / pollutants
    • Initial results from 2017 Koksilah water quality testing - Dr. Dave Preikshot (consultant)

8:15 - Q & A

  • How can we work together to improve Koksilah water issues?

9:00 Wrap up.

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