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The Quamichan watershed has seven new wetlands (node 204)

The Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society has taken a lead role in improving water quality, wildlife habitat, and land uses within the watershed by building/restoring wetlands in an area that was previously drained. Building wetlands is one activity that contributes to all three goals by:

Young Naturalists Restore Riparian Area

On September 24, 2011 the Cowichan Young Naturalists Club joined the Quamichan Stewards to restore the lakeshore riparian area at Sterling Ridge Park. The sun was shining while the crew worked hard to plant 160 native shrubs.

These plants will absorb nutrients (pollution) from surface runoff and help control flooding while providing habitat for trout fry in the spring.

Quamichan Stewards 2011 Project Activities

The following projects which were given high priority in the Implemantation Guide of the Management Plan and will be carried out in 2011.

SFU Masters Student Jon Robinson Studies Quamichan Lake

Jon Robinson, a masters student with SFU's School of Public Policy is working under Dr. Nancy Oleweiler on a study which examines Quamichan watershed residents willingness-to-pay for ecological services. Jon is in the process of finalizing his survey and hopes to send it out to residents in December.
So watch your mailboxes and please take the time to complete it and mail it back to Jon.

No Rain and Great Learning!

Dave Polster and Riparian Workshop ClassDave Polster,  Registered Biologist and riparian area expert bar none, guided a riparian area workshop and site tour for 20 enthusiastic participants on Saturday November 14.  The Quamichan Stewards and Cowichan Land Trust hosted the workshop where Mr.

New Newsletter, Survey, and a Public Meeting

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Quamichan Watershed Management Plan newsletterWe've just completed the Quamichan Watershed Management Plan newsletter. Read it here.

Then take a moment to complete a short Quamichan Stewards-Response Survey. We need your input to help guide our next activities.

You've read the newsletter, and replied to the survey, now plan on attending ...

Quamichan Watershed Public Meeting
Maple Bay Fire Hall, 1230 Maple Bay Road
Tuesday June 23rd, 7:00-8:30pm