Beaufort Watershed Stewards

Beaufort Watershed Stewards


The Beaufort Watershed Stewards work to promote the health and resilience of local watersheds in the Beaufort Range and to ensure the quality and quantity of fresh water for the future.

Our Team

Our 2020 Board of Directors:

President: Roger Chayer

Vice-President: Dave Weaver

Treasurer: Pamela Lengyel

Secretary: Lise Laguë

Director, Technical: Mike Mesford

Director, Website: Lynne Ray

Director, Volunteers: Sandra Martindale

Director, Water Liaison: Bill Trussler


PO Box 253, Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0

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2020 Director’s Report

The Beaufort Watershed Stewards in mid 2017 was but a group of eight people who gathered together around a table to form a grass roots organization to discuss the concerns of the quality and quantity of the drinking water in Fanny Bay. As we head into our fourth year, the …

Free Upcoming Lectures:

1. Why is Groundwater Sustainability Important?  2. Should the Pandemic Change What I “Do” as a Sustainability Scientist? Offered by the University of Victoria & Victoria Public Library Groundwater resources are the most reliable source of freshwater on the planet, so long as they are sustainably managed. In this talk, …

Monthly Meetings

We hold meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month. During the pandemic restrictions we are meeting with just the board members in spacious back yards–at least while it’s warm enough! Stay tuned for updates as physical distancing recommendations evolve.

2020 Water Symposium

Third Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate – Comox Valley 2020 The Comox Valley organizing team for the Water Symposium is pleased to announce that:   “CV2020 Reimagined” will proceed as a virtual symposium.  It will be a weekly series of webinars held on Thursdays, commencing on …

Expanding On Our Success

Volunteers Still Welcome! Stream Sampling Program Accepted by Province As you know, we started a stream sampling program last year. We have made the data from this program available to local stakeholders but our goal was always to have it included in the provincial groundwater database. This entails meeting certain …


BECOME A CITIZEN-SCIENTIST WITH BWS! Last year we focused on QUALITY. We began a program to gather data for three local streams, monitoring and recording specific elements of stream health.      This year we’re adding QUANTITY. We will begin measuring and recording flow rates for those same three streams in addition …