Goward Springs Workparty – A Great Day for Staking

On the frosty morning of December 9th (2017), a crew of 12 energetic volunteers joined the Goward Springs Stewards and Peninsula Streams Society (PSS) at the Vancouver Island Technology Park (by Camosun College Interurban Campus) to plant stakes on Viaduct Flats. Stakes had been cut the day before in preparation for the event. Together, the crew planted a total of 90 stakes (30 each of Red-osier Dogwood, Cottonwood and Willow) in under an… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Water Quality Volunteer

At our annual Colquitz Coalition meeting a couple weeks ago, Goward Springs Steward Sarah HG gave a presentation on the group’s water quality (WQ) results in the watershed. In this post she takes us along on their recent January WQ outing. The group goes out once a month to collect measurements on dissolved oxygen, pH, water temperature, turbidity, electrical conductivity and total dissolved solids; they also collect water samples for fecal coliform analysis…. Read More

Jan. 2017 Meeting of the Colquitz Coalition

Dear Colquitz Coalition, Well the time has come to schedule our annual meeting~! We last met in November 2015. We suggest a meeting in January 2017. Please let me know which of the following dates work for you and we’ll select ONE of the dates to accommodate as many groups as possible. Please respond with your availability by January 2nd. Option 1 – Thursday Jan. 19th from 7-9pm Option 2 – Saturday… Read More

Fall 2015 Meeting of the Colquitz Coalition

It’s time to schedule the next gathering of the Colquitz Coalition~! We’d like to schedule the next Colquitz Coalition meeting for mid November. We’ve selected two dates to choose from (Tuesday Nov. 10th or Thursday Nov. 12th). Let us know which date works for you, or if both dates work equally well. Please let us know by Friday Oct. 23rd which date(s) work for you, and then we’ll notify everyone by email with… Read More

Colquitz Mainstem Community Meeting #2

The second meeting of the Colquitz Mainstem Stewardship group will take place on Wednesday November 4th at 7pm. See Calendar listing for more details.