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Community Environmental Calendar 2018-07-18T11:18:50+00:00
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EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 21 all-day
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
12:00 am
This will be a 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows lead by Comox Valley Naturalists.  To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more info go to Strathcona Park Institute.
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mars at Courtenay Market Day
9:00 am
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has a table selling raffle tickets.
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
9:00 am
Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com We meet at the school because onsite parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one[...]
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
10:00 am
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MARS at River City Arts Festival CR
10:00 am
River City Arts Festival CR 10-4
Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants @ Meet at the trailhead at the top of Forbidden Plateau Road at 9.00 am.
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants @ Meet at the trailhead at the top of Forbidden Plateau Road at 9.00 am.
9:00 am
.Paleontologist Randal Mindell will use examples from the strenuous hike up Mt Becher to show how land plants evolved. Pack a lunch. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Park Wilderness Institute.
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
9:00 am
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
Bayside Keeping It Living Art Show for Kus-kus-sum
6:30 am
Proceeds from sales of the art go towards the acquisition and restoration of Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site). Ends January 31, 2018.https://projectwatershed.ca/bayside-keeping-it-living-art-show-for-kus-kus-sum/

UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH

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Kus-kus-sum Nomadic Tempest Caravan Stage Co. Show 8:00 pm
Kus-kus-sum Nomadic Tempest Caravan Stage Co. Show
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 11:00 pm
Kus-kus-sum Nomadic Tempest Caravan Stage Co. Show
Mark your calendar for an exciting 4-night spectacle coming to the Comox Valley, June 28th through July 1st. The Caravan Stage Company is bringing Nomadic Tempest to town! Co-presented by Project Watershed and Elevate, Nomadic Tempest is an intense, beautiful, gritty and timely post-apocalyptic rock opera about climate refugees in a future drowned world complete[...]
Hike to Lake Helen Mackenzie/Battleship Lake loop 11:00 am
Hike to Lake Helen Mackenzie/Battleship Lake loop @ Meet at Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washington entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hike to Lake Helen Mackenzie/Battleship Lake loop @ Meet at Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washington entrance to Strathcona Park.
Comox Valley Naturalists will lead this easy hike around the Battleship/ Helen Mac Loop ( 4 hrs, 8.5 k round trip). Pack a lunch. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
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Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 9:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
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From Fins to Flukes: Whales dolphins and porpoises in BC 7:00 pm
From Fins to Flukes: Whales dolphins and porpoises in BC
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
From Fins to Flukes: Whales dolphins and porpoises in BC
Do you know how to tell a porpoise from a dolphin? Or what humpback whales eat? Join Jess Torode, the coordinator of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute’s B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network to explore the wonderful world of B.C. cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and sea turtles. Find out how to identify common whale species, learn about[...]
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Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk 9:00 am
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Description:Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com Parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one or a few want to do a[...]
Nature Walk – Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #2 9:30 am
Nature Walk – Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #2 @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Walk - Early Blooms in Paradise Meadows #2 @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Comox Valley Naturalists will lead an easy, 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows loops identifying the subalpine plants and trees.To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 10:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
MARS at Thrifty Crown Isle 11:00 am
MARS at Thrifty Crown Isle @ Thrifty Grocery at Crown Isle
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
MARS at Thrifty Crown Isle @ Thrifty Grocery at Crown Isle
 
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Circlet Lake Hike – Avalanche Lily search. 8:00 am
Circlet Lake Hike – Avalanche Lily search. @ Meet at Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washington entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Circlet Lake Hike – Avalanche Lily search. @ Meet at Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washington entrance to Strathcona Park.
Biologist Loys Maingon will lead this strenuous full-day hike up to the vicinity of Circlet Lake -20 k round trip. Pack a lunch. Expect wet snow beyond the ridge above Lake Helen MacKenzie . Pack a lunch. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
Mars at Miracle Beach Mini Golf 12:00 pm
Mars at Miracle Beach Mini Golf @ Miracle Beach Mini Golf
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mars at Miracle Beach Mini Golf @ Miracle Beach Mini Golf
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has table at selling rafle tickets.
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Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 9:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
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Tsolum River Restoration Society at Musicfest
Tsolum River Restoration Society at Musicfest
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Tsolum River Restoration Society at Musicfest
Displays and kids activities at the Tsolum River Restoration Society Booth .
MARS at Griffin Liquor Store 3:00 pm
MARS at Griffin Liquor Store
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MARS at Griffin Liquor Store
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has table selling raffle tickets.
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McKenzie Meadows – Subalpine ecosystems hike 8:30 am
McKenzie Meadows – Subalpine ecosystems hike @ Meet at Parking area on the Strathcona Parkway (road up to Mount Washington) just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
McKenzie Meadows – Subalpine ecosystems hike @ Meet at Parking area on the Strathcona Parkway (road up to Mount Washington) just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool
An easy, 3 k. one-way hike from trailhead into McKenzie & Douglas Lakes & the Meadows, with biologist Loys Maingon. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk 9:00 am
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com We meet at the school because onsite parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one[...]
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 10:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
MARS at Courtenay Superstore 11:00 am
MARS at Courtenay Superstore
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
MARS at Courtenay Superstore
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has table selling raffle tickets.
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MARS at Wings & Wheels 9:00 am
MARS at Wings & Wheels
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
MARS at Wings & Wheels
MARS has a table selling raffle tickets. 
Nature Walk – Geology of Karst Creek Nature Trail 10:30 am
Nature Walk – Geology of Karst Creek Nature Trail
Jul 15 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Nature Walk – Geology of Karst Creek Nature Trail
 Paleontologist Randal Mindell will lead an easy walk around the Karst Creek trail at Buttle Lake. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
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Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 9:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
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Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA)
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 21 all-day
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
This will be a 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows lead by Comox Valley Naturalists.  To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more info go to Strathcona Park Institute.
Mars at Courtenay Market Day 9:00 am
Mars at Courtenay Market Day
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mars at Courtenay Market Day
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has a table selling raffle tickets.
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk 9:00 am
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com We meet at the school because onsite parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one[...]
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 10:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
MARS at River City Arts Festival CR 10:00 am
MARS at River City Arts Festival CR
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MARS at River City Arts Festival CR
River City Arts Festival CR 10-4
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Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants 9:00 am
Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants @ Meet at the trailhead at the top of Forbidden Plateau Road at 9.00 am.
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hike up Mt Becher – Evolution of land plants @ Meet at the trailhead at the top of Forbidden Plateau Road at 9.00 am.
.Paleontologist Randal Mindell will use examples from the strenuous hike up Mt Becher to show how land plants evolved. Pack a lunch. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more information go to Strathcona Park Wilderness Institute.
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Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 9:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
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Bayside Keeping It Living Art Show for Kus-kus-sum 6:30 am
Bayside Keeping It Living Art Show for Kus-kus-sum
Jul 26 @ 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Bayside Keeping It Living Art Show for Kus-kus-sum
Proceeds from sales of the art go towards the acquisition and restoration of Kus-kus-sum (the old Field Sawmill site). Ends January 31, 2018.https://projectwatershed.ca/bayside-keeping-it-living-art-show-for-kus-kus-sum/
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Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows – trees & Lichens (Time TBA)
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows – trees & Lichens (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 28 all-day
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows - trees & Lichens (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
This will be a 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows lead by Comox Valley Naturalists. To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com. For more info go to Strathcona Park Institute.
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk 9:00 am
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com We meet at the school because onsite parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25. Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one[...]
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties 10:00 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca
MARS at Walmart 11:00 am
MARS at Walmart
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
MARS at Walmart
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has a table selling raffle tickets.
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Hike to Aston Pond (near Panther Lake) in Strathcona Park 8:30 am
Hike to Aston Pond (near Panther Lake) in Strathcona Park @ Meet at Parking area on the Strathcona Parkway (Road to Mount Washington) just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool -a vehicle with good clearance necessary for logging road access.
Jul 29 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Hike to Aston Pond (near Panther Lake) in Strathcona Park @ Meet at Parking area on the Strathcona Parkway (Road to Mount Washington) just off Highway 19 at 8.30 am to carpool -a vehicle with good clearance necessary for logging road access.
A long day hike with biologist Loys Maingon on subalpine pond ecology. Pack a lunch.To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more info go to Strathcona Wilderness Institute.
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Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.
Jul 21 all-day
Nature Walk –Paradise Meadows flora & fauna (Time TBA) @ Meet at the Strathcona Wilderness Institute at the Mount Washingtion entrance to Strathcona Park.

This will be a 2-2 ½ hour walk around the Meadows lead by Comox Valley Naturalists.  To pre-register email: strathconawilderness@gmail.com.  For more info go to Strathcona Park Institute.

Mars at Courtenay Market Day
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Morrison Headwaters Nature Walk @ Meet at Lake Trail Middle School front parking lot. 5 minute carpool from there.

Who to Contact?: jansgem@gmail.com

We meet at the school because onsite parking is limited. RSVP by Friday before walk preferred and how long a walk you’d like.

When? Saturday mornings through the summer. June 23, 30. July 7, 14, 21, 28. August 4, 11, 18, 25.

Where? How long? 1 hour to 3 hours. If one or a few want to do a short walk and others longer, car pool and return accompaniment arrangements can be made.

Difficulty? Easy. You don’t actually need boots.

Why? This is a beautiful place that needs to be preserved!
The Comox Valley Land Trust has an agreement to purchase 22.5 hectares of land along upper Morrsion Creek that contains prime coho habitat and supports numerous species some of which, like the Morrison Creek Lamprey, are on the Endangered Species List. Donations toward purchase of the land are encouraged. The land will speak for itself.

For more information about this project go here.

Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Fanny Bay Salmon Enhancement Society Hatchery Work Parties

Contact JudyAckinclose for more information at ackinclose@shaw.ca

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