Keeping It Living 2014 – An art & literature awareness & fundraising campaign to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and restoration of the K’ómoks Estuary; This year includes a Sponsorship Drive and Events.
Project Watershed thanks the Vancouver Foundation for their donation $20,000 towards the creation of a publicly accessible online Interactive Map of the K’ómoks Estuary – which will be available soon!
Celebrating ART and ACHIEVEMENTS since 2009
Project Watershed has been conducting the The Keeping It Living Campaign to raise awareness and funds for the protection and restoration of the K’’ómoks Estuary since 2009. We are taking this year to celebrate the art that has honored our cause, the achievements we have made and our future aspirations. To this and we are focusing on our sponsorship artworks and the following activities during April. Find out more via www.keepingitliving.ca.
Keeping It Living Collection Art Display – In the George Sawchuk Gallery of the CV Art Gallery, April 16th to May 3rd
Keeping It Living Earthweek Gala – An event featuring wine, cheese, music, art and performance art
Keeping It Living for Earth Day – Estuary art and performance for the whole family
Keeping It Living by Bike – A cycling tour of the Estuary
Estuary Walks and Talks – Guided walks in the Estuary
Protect this WORLD CLASS ESTUARY with WORLD CLASS ART
The K’ómoks Estuary has been termed “the heart of our watershed”. It is a unique feature of the Comox Valley which enriches our community and supports our high quality of life, vibrate bird communities, a wealth of outdoor activities, and rebounding salmon populations. It also has a rich First Nations history. It has been severely impacted over the years but now these industries have moved and it is now time to restore its natural abundance. We are inviting residents to contribute to our efforts by:
Sponsoring our work and receiving prints, posters and/or art cards.
Getting informed at one of our events.
Volunteering in one of our projects.
ESTUARY and ECONOMY
Protecting the estuary not only makes sense environmentally but also economically. Bev Byerley’s painting speaks to the quality of life we enjoy in the Comox Valley. Economists use property values among others to capture this value financially. The Estuary Working Group has produced a vision document and is working on a Management Plan to help sustain that quality of life and uphold those economic values. We hope to have this plan adopted by federal and local governments.