Executive Summary Three areas were sampled in the summer (August/September) and fall (October/November) of 2022 for an assessment of water quality. These were seven sites in the lower Koksilah River and its tributaries, nine sites in the tributaries that run directly into Cowichan Bay and nine marine sites in Cowichan Bay. The year 2022 was […]
The Cowichan Watershed Board is pleased to resume its monthly Speaker Series in collaboration with VIU Cowichan Campus with an informative evening about Safeguarding Xpey’/Cedar. Central to local culture and ecosystems for millennia, this tree, called XPey’ by the Quw’utsun indigenous people, is under stress in our watershed. Learn why, and what Quw’utsun elders, tree […]
Volunteers removed 1,700 kilograms of garbage from the riverbank at this year’s Lower Cowichan River Cleanup. By Shalu Mehta ● Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island ● September 1, 2022 Volunteers take to the banks of the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River) on Sunday, Aug. 29 for the Lower Cowichan River Cleanup. Photo by Shalu Mehta/The Discourse On […]
Elodie tells us about the ‘terrestrial’ or land part of riparian ecosystems that are also important for fish habitat, and her work with the Twinned Watersheds Project in the Koksilah and Chemainus Rivers, 2021.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), Cowichan Tribes, the Cowichan Watershed Board, and Catalyst Paper have partnered together to initiate a community planning process that will explore future water use needs alongside a range of different potential water supply and storage options. The goal is to seek agreement on a long-term solution to better ensure water […]