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COMOX VALLEY

June 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Kus-Kus-Sum Site Restoration Project
Caila Holbrook from Project Watershed will introduce us to the salt marsh and nearby habitats of the Courtenay Estuary, and the Kus-Kus-Sum project, which aims to restore the old field sawmill site to a natural state. Caila is used to hosting school groups and has some activities prepared for the kids that will help them understand the value of natural as opposed to hardened environments for wildlife.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend – either by email or on the Facebook page so we have a general sense of numbers.
Please Bring
As we will be going down into the mud flats, please bring appropriate shoes (you may like to bring footwear for the mudflats and then a change for when we are doing the activities up at the Kus Kus Sum site). Please also bring sunscreen, hats, etc. and otherwise be prepared for the weather. I will be providing a donation to the Kus-Kus-Sum project to thank Caila for her program. While there is no requirement to do so, if you’d like to consider an additional small donation, I’m sure that would be welcomed as Kus Kus Sum is an active fundraising project. Check it out at: https://projectwatershed.ca/estuary-stewardship/fields-sawmill-kuskussum/
Directions
Kus-Kus-Sum Site (old Fields Sawmill site near the 17th St. Bridge). Caila will open the gates to the old Field Saw Mill Site on Comox Road, just south (towards Comox) of the 17th st. Bridge. Go through the gates and park on the property. It is not recommended to turn left into the gates if you are coming from Comox. Instead, you’ll want to access the gates from the right hand side of the road given the heavy traffic typically in that area.

Details

Date:
June 9, 2019
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.