You and your family can learn more about the importance of watersheds this weekend at Puntledge Park through a family watershed day.
This is the second year the free event will be held and will feature nine groups aiming to share a topic related to watersheds on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“We are not just presenting information; we are also letting people know how they can help – from volunteering to planting specific things in your garden, there are many actions one can take to keep our watershed, and the ‘creatures’ that use them healthy,” said Comox Valley Project Watershed Society manager of education and outreach Caila Holbrook.
Groups will include the Beaufort Watershed Steward, Comox Valley Nature, Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Millar-Piercy Watershed Stewards, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers, Roy Creek Salmonoid Enhancement Society, Save our Forests Team and Tsolum River Restoration Society.
There will be interactive displays and information on watershed health, water quality and flow monitoring. Salmon lifecycles, fish monitoring and fisheries regulations will also be a part of the displays.
A Kids’ Zone will also be an option for children or those young at heart, and if you collect stamps from all the booths you will be entered to in a draw to win one of three prizes.