Comox Valley Naturalist Soc.
Comox Valley Naturalists Society
Millard Piercy Watershed Monitoring Program
The regular monthly meeting of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society will be held January 17, 2010, at 7:00 pm at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay. The featured speaker will be local biologist, Lora Tryon, who will discuss the Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Millard Piercy Watershed.
Lora is a registered professional biologist who works and lives in the Comox Valley. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Vancouver Island University, a Certificate in Watershed Management from the University of British Columbia, and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Environmental Management at Royal Roads University. For the past five years she has helped to plan and implement environmental programs for the Millard/Piercy Watershed Stewards (MPWS).
Lora will be speaking about the MPWS Assessment and Monitoring Program. The Millard Piercy Watershed is nestled between Morrison and Roy Creeks, and has tributaries in Cumberland, Royston, and Courtenay. She will discuss the history of this program, major accomplishments of the MPWS, and the current status of the watershed. She will explain future information needs, and how information from this program can be applied towards greater conservation and protection of the watershed. In particular, monitoring of coho salmon in this watershed has shown an alarming drop in numbers. Possible reasons for this decline, and opportunities to improve the health of the watershed will be discussed.
Please come and join us to become better informed, as well as how you can help CVNS provide education and protection for B.C.’s natural environment.
Meetings of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society are held on the third Sunday of most months at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton, Courtenay. Meetings are open to the public, including youth. A donation of $2.00 is suggested for non-members, and new memberships are always welcomed. Meetings are not held in December, July, and August. The CVNS February presentation will be: Feb. 21, 2009, and is a ‘Member’s Night’, with several short presentations, our AGM will follow. Tentative February topics are; “THE ART OF THE TOTEM” by Father Charles Brandt, and a short film on “100 YEARS OF STRATHCONA PARK” by Friends of Strathcona Park..
Please come out and join us for these important environmental topics. For more information on CVNS please visit the website at www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca