Counting Fish with a Fence

By Rodger Hunter, Co-ordinator, Cowichan Watershed Board, October 19, 2010

The weather has turned in the watershed. On Thanksgiving weekend there is some serious rain. Things got very busy at the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s counting fence that spans the Cowichan River below Allenby Road and above the Island Corridor railway bridge.

More water heading down river

Cowichan Valley Citizen, October 15, 2010

Beginning on Oct. 15, water flows were again increased in the Cowichan River to help manage current high lake levels.

A joint agreement to increase water flows was reached by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ministry of Environment Water Stewardship Division, Cowichan Tribes, Cowichan River Hatchery and Catalyst Paper Crofton Division. Water storage levels in Lake Cowichan are above target with associated concern for even higher lake levels later this fall.

Crayfish don’t like beer

Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, September 24, 2010

A few brand new humorous signs along the Cowichan River are in the works for next year.

Filling the place of Town of Lake Cowichan mayor Ross Forrest, councillor Jayne Ingram attended the Thursday, September 9, monthly meeting of the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Committee (CLRSC).

One year later, river not quite so dirty

By Tyler Clarke, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, September 21, 2010

The fish that live in the Cowichan River should be a lot happier with humans, now.

One full truckload of recyclables and two truckloads of garbage were hauled out of the Cowichan River, Sept. 11, during the second-annual Cowichan River Cleanup.

“That is significantly less than the three tonnes last year, so I think people are clueing in,” key organizer Gerald Thom said. Thom and the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Committee, organized the event, which saw 73 volunteers turn up.


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