Add Your Voice: Campaign for Matching Federal Funding for Watershed Sustainability

SOURCE: Code Blue BC. In 2021, the BC Government invested $27 million in the health and security of BC’s watersheds, putting 750 British Columbians to work across 60+ watershed projects in every corner of BC. This work has become known as the Healthy Watersheds Initiative. Now, in order to keep …

CVRD Area A Grant-in-Aid

We are delighted to announce that Beaufort Watershed Stewards has received a 2020 Grant in Aid from the Comox Valley Regional District. These grants are awarded to over 20 non-profit organizations annually. The funds will be used for basic operating expenses such as the purchase and maintenance of stream monitoring …

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.

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

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 …