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Comox Valley’s 2008, 3rd Edition

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...facilitating communication between the many agencies, community groups and concerned, interested citizens...
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EMERGENCY CONTACTS 3 PROVINCIAL/NATIONAL CONTACTS 10
Environmental Organizations.....................10
WILDLIFE RESCUE 3
Commercial & Industry..............................12
COMOX VALLEY CONTACTS 4 a) Fisheries & Aquaculture. ................12
Salmon Enhancement & b) Forestry.........................................12
Streamkeepers.................................................4 c) Utilities..........................................12
Environmental Organizations........................4 Round Tables & Councils...........................12
Regional Park Stewardship............................6 13
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
Service Clubs..................................................6
Residents Associations...................................6 GOVERNMENT AGENCIES 14
Round Tables, Councils, etc..........................7 Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Commercial and Industry (DFO)......................................................... 14
a) Environmental Consulting.................7 Ministry of Agriculture & Lands (MAL)... 14
b) Fisheries & Aquaculture....................7 Ministry of Forestry & Range.................... 14
c) Forestry.............................................8 Ministry of Environment........................... 14
d) Septic...............................................8 Ministry of Transportation........................ 14
e) Environmental Businesses..................8 Various Agencies
Recycling/Composting..................................9 (including forestry)............................................ 15

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS
24hr Wildlife Emergencies : http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca Observe, Record, Report
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)
1-800-663-9453 - Hotline
Environment Canada

334-3281 Conservation Officer ) 1-800-465-4336
————————————————– ) 604 666-6100 fish habitat violations, illegal fishing, marine
British Columbia Forest : www.ec.gc.ca mammal interactions, marine and fresh-
Service oil and chemical spills and pollution
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water pollution, etc.
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) 1-800-663-5555 Environmental Health Provincial Emergency
forest fire reporting - Vancouver Island Health Authority Program (PEP)
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Call Before You Dig ) 334-5454 ) 1-800-663-3456
) 1-800-474-6886
7 334-5466 Canadian Coast Guard:
septic failures and malfunctions ) 1-800-889-8852
) Cell phone *6886 ————————————————–
: www.pep.bc.ca
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Fish and Habitat
Comox Harbour Authority Violations Reporting
marine water chemical spills
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) 339-6041 Road Conditions
pollution in Comox Harbour
) 1-800-465-4336
————————————————– : www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/habi ) 1-866-353-3136
Comox Valley Ground tat_policy/criminals_pay_e.htm
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 336-8897 Emcon
Search & Rescue : www.drivebc.ca
Fisheries & Oceans Canada road condition reports
) 911 - Comox Office ————————————————–
 334-3211
Mel Rogers
————————————————– ) 339-2031 Shellfish and Red Tide
Comox Valley Marine Rescue general inquiries and commercial fishing Concerns
licences ) 1 604-666-2828
Society ————————————————–
Natural Gas Emergency  339-2031 Fisheries & Oceans
) 1-800-567-5111 : http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/
) Cell phone *311 ) 911 recfish/PSP&contamination_e.htm
SOS air or marine emergencies  338-9997 Terasen Gas ————————————————–
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) 1-800-663-9911 Vancouver Aquarium
Earthquake or Tsunami : http://www.terasengas.com/_Safety/
Reporting ) 1 604-258-SEAL (7325)
default.htm dead marine mammals
) 1-800-663-3456 gas leaks and odours

WILDLIFE RESCUE
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society for the Prevention Wilderness Watch,
Society (MARS) of Cruelty to Animals BC Wildlife Federation
 337-2021 (Maj) Mary Jane Birch (SPCA) )
1-888-881-2293 (BCWF)
: mars@wingtips.org

: www.wingtips.org
339-7722 Marianne Mitton )
604-291-9990
:
cvspca@shawbiz.ca 7
604-291-9933
+ 6817 Headquarters Rd,
Courtenay V9J 1N2 +
Box 1284, 1668 Ryan Rd East, :
officeinfo@bcwf.bc.ca
wildlife rescue, transport and
Comox V9M 7Z8 :
www.bcwf.bc.ca
rehabilitation; wildlife education to prevent cruelty to and promote the infractions of environmental legislation;
welfare of animals poaching, vandalism

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COMOX VALLEY CONTACTS
 335-0010 Judy Ackinclose monitoring and restoration Morrison (and
Arden) Creek, riparian, neighbourhood and
:
Salmon ackinclose@shaw.ca
) 335-1575 Hatchery
landholder education about Streamkeeping
and land covenants
Enhancement & 7 335-1575 ————————————————–
Oyster River Enhancement
+ Site 23, C-9 Fanny Bay V0R 1W0
Streamkeepers operation of hatchery, fry salvage, education, Society
fish habitat restoration, protection and ) 337-5967
Black Creek Streamkeepers enhancement in South Baynes Sound
————————————————– : www.oysterriverenhancement.org

337-1986 Curtis Scoville Hart (Washer) Creek  890-0582 Jim Loring
:
BlackCreekStreamKeepers@telus. Watershed Committee President
net : ores@shaw.ca
+ 2181 Miracle Beach Drive  335-1804 Mike Nicell
President  334-4419 Bud Skinner
Black Creek V9J 1K3 + Box 93, Black Creek V9J 1K8
research and advocacy for the long term nicellml@shaw.ca
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protection and restoration of the Black
Creek watershed, as habitat for coho salm- Hornby Island Residents fish & wildlife habitat; operation of (pink,
 335-1630 George Stonehouse chinook, chum and coho) salmon hatchery
on and numerous other species dependant ————————————————–
upon disappearing wetlands : reaperi@telus.net Pacific Streamkeepers
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+ 1705 Seadollar Rd,
Federation
Brooklyn Creek Hornby Island V0R 1Z0
Watershed Society incubation box on Beuhla Creek

339-2450 Gord Tooker
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gstooker@shaw.ca
 339-9567 Ken Derksen,
Little River Enhancement +
1241 Wally Rd, Comox V9M 4C9
President
: kenderksen@shaw.ca Society provincial network of streamkeeper groups
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+ 403 Denman St, Comox V9M 3A7 
339-7600 Peter Williams, Pres. Portuguese Creek
 897-3577 Terry Francis 
339-2450 Gord Tooker Watershed Stewards
 339-9567 :
gstooker@shaw.ca
Nattanya,

890-0643 Wayne Irving

337-8330 Murray Schmelz
Mrs. Brooklyn Creek + Box 169, Merville V0R 2M0
: allcreative@hotmail.com :
wrirving@yahoo.ca
to protect, restore and enhance the
monitoring and restoration stream activities, +
1965 Cougar Crescent,
Portuguese Creek watershed
community education and promotion of Comox V9M 2K4 ————————————————–
watershed stewardship awareness
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hatchery on Beaver Meadows Farm: coho & Puntledge River
cutthroat, fish and habitat enhancement
Courtenay Fish and Game ————————————————– Restoration Committee
Protection Association Millard-Piercy Watershed 
338-8675 Larry Peterson

 339-5149 Keith Mackenzie,
Stewards +
864 Evergreen Ave,
Courtenay V9N 7N5
President 
336-8377 Chip Ross

338-6076 Kevin Ried
: jkmackenzie@telus.net :
chipross@shaw.ca
to restore Puntledge River fish populations
+ Box 3177, Courtenay V9N 5N4 :
www.millard-piercy-watershed- and habitat
protection, enhancement, rearing channels, stewards.org/mpwsmain.htm ————————————————–
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restoration projects, lake monitoring Roy Creek Enhancement
————————————————– Morrison Creek Society
Cumberland Streamkeepers Streamkeepers
& Wetlandkeepers 
336-8486 Sandra Poole
 338-1867 Jim Palmer +
Box 1036, Royston V0R 2V0
 336-8921 Grace Doherty, Pres. : palmerj@island.net enhancement, hatchery, habitat restoration
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: http://morrisoncreek.org/ and stream monitoring
Fanny Bay Salmonid + 241 Woods Ave,
Enhancement Society Courtenay V9N 3Y7

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

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Comox Valley Project 
335-9049 John Mills
Watershed Society to preserve, protect and foster stewardship
Environmental  703-2871 Barb Haffner,
of the human and natural environment of
Hornby Island and adjacent waters
Organizations Office Administrator ————————————————–
7 703-2872 Cumberland Community
BC Sustainable Energy : projectwatershed@shaw.ca Forest Society
: www.projectwatershed.bc.ca

Association + Box 3007, Courtenay V9N 5N3
336-2867 Ron Hansen
Comox Valley Chapter:  336-8628 MaryLynn DesRoches
to promote stewardship of C V watersheds
: info@cumberlandforest.com

338-6165 Chris Hilliar through education, information & action
————————————————– : www.cumberlandforest.com
:
hilliarc@shaw.ca
:
www.bcsea.org
Comox Valley + Box 1239 Cumberland V0R 1S0
to facilitate the transition to a sustainable Growers and Seed Savers advocate community control of local forests
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energy future through education, advocacy Denman Conservancy
and tangible community projects 
————————————————– 336-8894 Elise Trimmer Association
Society Coordinator
Comox Valley Land Trust 
335-2868 John Millen, Director
: seed.savers@crcn.net
) 331-0670 : www.cvseeds.bc.ca :
millenj@telus.net
7 703-2872 + Box 3783 Courtenay V9N 7P2 
335-1608 Denise MacKean,
: info@cvlandtrust.org to encourage participation in the preserva-
Director
: www.cvlandtrust.org tion of our plant heritage and diversity by : www.denmanis.bc.ca/conserve
+ Box 3462, Courtenay V9N 5N5 growing and saving the seeds from heritage + Box 60, Denman Island V0R 1T0
to work to maintain the land heritage of and non-hybrid food crops and other plants own and manage conservation lands on
which have adapted to the Comox Valley Denman Island
the Comox Valley as a living trust, through ————————————————– ————————————————–
longterm planning, cooperation and
conservation
Comox Valley Water Watch Friends of Comox-Lazo
————————————————– Coalition Forest Reserve
Comox Valley  335-0747 Kathleen Kinasewich, 
339-2462 Ted Dennis
Naturalists Society Coordinator 
339-4015 Barbara Price

339-4754 Robin Harrison, + Box 320 , Union Bay V0R 3B0 :
bprice30@telus.net
President : www.comoxvalleywaterwatch. to protect & enhance with a wildlife focus
blogspot.com/ ————————————————–
:
robinjen@shaw.ca
to protect, preserve & enhance our regions Friends of

Frank Hovenden, Director
water supply for now and for those to come Strathcona Park
:
fhovenden@shaw.ca ————————————————–
:
www.comoxvalleynaturalist.bc.ca Conservancy Hornby Island 
337-8203 John Milne, President
+
Box 3222, Courtenay V9N 5N4 
337-8220 Marlene Smith

335-0699 June Crichton protection of Strathcona Park wilderness
to know nature and keep it worth knowing

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

Bamboo

Organic
Cotton

Hemp

Soy
Nature & Spirit Education, Adventure, & Healing Stylish & Sustainable • Natural Fibre Fashions
407 A 5th St. (Corner of 5th & England) Natural
Downtown Courtenay, BC • www.eco-centric.ca Dye
eco-centric@shaw.ca • 250-338-9996

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cont. Environmental Organizations 
337 5419 Valerie Sherriff Lions Clubs
:
www.worldcommunity.ca Comox Valley:
Purple Loosestrife +
Box 3192, Courtenay V9N 5N4  339-5264
Reporting to promote education around development : franklyn40@shaw.ca

335-1352 Fred Constabel issues and the links between local and glob- 1st, 3rd Tue 7pm, Comox Lions Den, Comox
al concerns—through initiatives such as
:
fconstab@mars.ark.com World Community Film Festival, Fair Trade
Comox Valley Monarch:
identification, mapping and eradication of  339-6042 Elwood (Pete)
sales, and CV Earth Day Celebrations
the invasive plant Purple Loosestrife Peterson
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: petegwen@shaw.ca
Smart Growth Comox Valley 2nd Mon 6pm, Whitespot, Cliffe Ave

339-9895 Cathy Slater Royston-Cumberland:
:
hapyclam@shaw.ca Comox Valley  338-4624 Bob Miles
promotes sustainable community design…
Park Stewardship : mary_bob@telus.net
walkable, cyclable, self-sufficient communi- 2nd, 4th Thu 7pm, Fallen Alders Hall
ties, while preserving our rural areas and ————————————————–
local agriculture
————————————————– Comox Strathcona Kiwanis Club of Courtenay
Regional District  338-1970 Don Woodcock
Steelhead Society of BC + 5468 Langlois Rd,
(Comox Valley Chapter) - Parks & Recreation Services Courtenay V9J 1S8

338-8675 Larry Peterson, 
334-6053 Beth Rees, past activity: hatchery on Millard Creek,
Chair Manager of Parks salmon enhancement
+ 864 Evergreen Ave : brees@rdcs.bc.ca
Courtenay V9N 7N5  334-6032 Brian Allaert,
 338-6076 Kevin Ried, Parks Technician
Treasurer
to restore steelhead trout habitat and
: ballaert@rdcs.bc.ca Residents
: www.comoxstrathcona.ca/section_
numbers in BC
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Strathcona Wilderness + 600 Comox Rd, Courtenay V9N 3P6
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Institute Arden Area Residents
MacDonald Woods Park Association

337-1871 Steve Smith Society
:
swi@island.net  338-1686 Greta Webster

339-4337 Fran Johnson
:

337-8180 Betty Brooks
+
Box 1334, Comox V9N 7Z8
gretawebster@shaw.ca
+
Box 3404, Courtenay V9N 5N5 + 299 Powerhouse Rd,
advocation & education Courtenay V9N 9L1
support objectives of BC Parks in Strathcona
Park Arden /Marsden/ Morrison Creek
————————————————– / Puntledge Area/ Piercy Creek
Tsolum River Restoration Provincial Parks: ————————————————–

Society Kin Beach Board of Area B Rural Residents
Directors Association
) 338-4934
: fish@connect2.learning.com  339-2462 Ted Dennis

339-3256 Don Carey
 339-4370 Fran Johnson
+ Box 488, Merville V0R 2M0 
339-2386 Phil MacLaren
 338-4934 Jack Minard + Box 1582, Comox V9N 8A2
:
pamac@shaw.ca
Preservation of rural lifestyle of Area B
: tsolumriver@shaw.ca ————————————————–
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 703-2920 Stewart Duncan, Kitty Coleman Board of Comox Town Residents
President Directors
to restore the Tsolum River to historical Association

334-4259 Chuck Arnold
levels of health and productivity
————————————————–  890-2081 Angela Burns
+
Box 3693, Courtenay V9N 7P1
: mail2@ctranet.org
World Community + Box 1513, Comox V8M 8A2
Development Education ————————————————–
Society Merville Area Residents

337-5412 Wayne Bradley Service Clubs & Rentpayers Association
:
wbradley@mars.ark.com 
337-8397 Eric Taynen

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7 337-8397 Comox Valley watershed planning; environmental impact
assessments; stream, fish and habitat
: taynen@mars.ark.com Environmental Council assessments
+ 7147 Headquarters Rd. V9J 1N4  339-0791 Roy Fussell
————————————————–
————————————————– : rfussell@shaw.ca Fleenor & Associates
Old Orchard Residents : cvec17@canada.com Environmental
Association + Box 3356, Courtenay V9N 5N3 
338-8205 Warren Fleenor,

334-8838
Dale Graham  338-8675 Larry Peterson, R.P.Bio

334-0517
Steve Schonhoff Treasurer ) 703-3355 (cell)
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a coalition of eighteen environmentally inter- 7 338-8205
Plateau Road Residents ested organizations who advise government, + 3206 Rachel Rd, Courtenay V9N 9L4
Association corporations and private individuals on the ————————————————–
 338-9022 Keith Seguin, Pres.
environmental impacts of activities in the
Comox Valley
Mimulus Biological
7 338-9049 ————————————————– Consultants
: hopwood@island.net Oyster River Watershed  338-7733 Michele Jones,
+ 4674 Forbidden Plateau Rd, Management Committee R.P. Bio M. Sc.
Courtenay V9J 1R3
 338-9717 Gary Ardron, : mimulus@shaw.ca
protects the environment and rural lifestyle, Facilitator + 1135 Arden Rd,
manages Nymph Falls Park for CSRD Courtenay V9N 9K3
————————————————– : shelter@island.net
+ #4 - 145 19th St, environmental and wildlife assessments;
SAMBRA - ecological and riparian surveys;
Courtenay V9N 9G2
Saratoga & Miracle Beach Streamkeeper and Wetlandkeeper courses
 ————————————————–
Residents Association 337-8461 Janice Boyes, Chair
:
janboyes@telus.net Rupert Wong, RPBio

337-2001 Dave Groom, ————————————————–
 703-1196 Rupert Wong
Chairperson Puntledge River 7 338-8139
+ Box 117 Black Creek V9J 1K8 Restoration Committee
meetings on the second Tuesday of every : rupert.wong@telus.net
month, from 7:00 pm till 8:30 pm, in the  338-8675 Larry Peterson, + 6050 Aldergrove Drive
Miracle Beach Elementary School library Co-chair Courtenay V9J 1W3
+ 864 Evergreen Ave, project management, riparian and ecological
Courtenay V9N 7N5 assessment, restoration of streams,
 339-0791 Roy Fussell shorelines and wetlands, erosion counter
Round Tables, Co-chair measures & stormwater management
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: rfussell@shaw.ca
Councils + 1293 Kye Bay Rd, Comox V9M 3T6
Shelterwood
to restore Puntledge River salmon and trout Forest Management Ltd.
Baynes Sound Round Table populations to historic levels ) 338-9717
 897-7548 Bill Heath, Chair  Gary Ardon or Ron Frank
7 334-1410 : shelter@island.net
+ #4 - 145 19th St,
: Bill.Heath@gov.bc.ca
+2500 Cliffe Ave,
Commercial & Courtenay V9N 9G2
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Courtenay V9N 5M6 Industry Violet Komori, MRM
improve fresh and marine water quality in
the Baynes Sound area
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 339-7613 Violet Komori
: komoriv@shaw.ca
Comox Lake Watershed a) Environmental + 856 Sandpines Drive,
Interest Group Consulting Comox, V9M 3V3
 334-5461 Charmaine Enns fisheries resource planning, environmental
: charmaine.enns@viha.ca Esther Guimond, R.P. Bio. assessments, fish and habitat inventories
+ 355 - 11th St, Courtenay V9N 1S4 and performance monitoring
 338-8827 Esther Guimond ————————————————–
disseminate and exchange information as it 7 338-8827 Youth & Ecological
relates to the Comox Valley water supplies, : guimonde@telus.net
to protect the Comox Lake Watershed drink-
+473 Leighton Ave, Restoration Program
ing water supply
Courtenay V9N 2Z5 
336-8487 Wendy Kotilla

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cont. Environmental Consulting +
4994 Polkey Rd, Duncan V9L 6W3
d) Septic environmental and geotechnical drilling,
: wkotilla@shaw.ca ————————————————–
+ 4327 Minto Rd, Able and Ready Ecotrust Canada
Courtenay V9N 9P7
Septic Tank Service Comox Valley Office:
youth working with community members to
restore the environmental health of local  898-8770 Bill Girard
) 897-3911
7 250 898-8330
watersheds; work experience, training and
support for youth under 19 who experience 7 339-1366 : billg@ecotrustcan.org
challenges + 620B Bunting Place,
: www.ecotrustcan.org
Comox V9M 3R1
+ 200-580 Duncan Ave,
septic tank installation and pumpout
————————————————– Courtenay V9N 2M7
b) Fisheries & Al’s Septic Services to build the conservation economy of coast-
al BC. We provide loans to businesses as
Aquaculture  334-4414 Neil Clark, Owner well as strategic and technical support to
7 338-5366 communities and organizations.
BC Shellfish Growers + 6326 Treheme Rd,
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Association Courtenay V9J 1V5 North Island Labs

890-7561 Roberta Stevenson maintenance of septic tanks and treatment ) 338-7786
:
info@bcsga.ca plants 7 338-7553
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: : nilabs@telus.net
www.bcsga.ca Pattie’s Portable Potties + 2755B Moray Ave,
+
Unit F 2202 Comox Ave
Comox V9M 3M6  337-5200 Courtenay V9N 8M9
preservation, displays, workshops, newsletter, 7 337-8400 water quality testing
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library (for members) : pppotty@shaw.ca
————————————————– + 2066 Endall Rd, Black Creek V9J 1G8 Streamside Native Plants
Pacific Trollers Association rents portable toilets 
338-7509 Richard Wahlgren
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 338-5954 Rick Nordstrom 7
338-7509
+ 5031 Willis Way, Courtenay V9J 1L7
Roto-Rooter Sewer & :
richard@streamsidenativeplants.
represents interests of trolling fishermen in
Drain Cleaning Services com
decision making on fishery 
338-9192 Terry Kelloway :
www.streamsidenativeplants.com
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:
rotorooter-vi@shaw.ca +
RR#1, Site 160, C-27,
Sport Fishing +
817 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville V9P 2A9 Bowser V0R 1G0
Advisory Committee provides septic pumpout services propagation of wood shrubs and perennials
(Comox Valley/Area 14) of North Vancouver Isl genetic stock for
environmental and riparian restoration

338-8675 Larry Peterson ————————————————–
+
864 Evergreen Ave, e) Environmental The Pump House
Courtenay V9N 7N5 Businesses )
338-8737
 334-7745 Gerry Scott 7
338-7933
advocacy group for the sport harvest of Anderson Waterwells :
thepump@telus.net
ocean and river resources & Pumps :
www.pumphousebc.com

338-5113 Darrin Grafton +
#5 - 241 Puntledge Rd,
7
338-5199 Courtenay V9N 3P9
c) Forestry :
mangnall@tellus.net basic potability testing - fecal coliform and
+
4960 Topland Rd, minerals
United Steelworkers - Courtenay V9N 6B1
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local 1-363 well drilling, flow testing
Valley Environmental Ltd.
————————————————–
) 334-3834 Rick Wangler, 
897-6840 (cell) Caroline Rutledge
President Drillwell Enterprise Ltd )
339-6890
: rw@steelworkers1-363.ca 
334-1686 David Slade :
valleyenviro@telus.net
: www.steelworkers1-363.ca Paul Slade :
www.valleyenvironmental.ca
+ #101 - 391 4th St, 7
250 746-8404 your Comox Valley source of organic, natural
Courtenay V9N 1G8 :
drill@drillwell.com soil amendments designed to reduce water
:
www.drillwell.com use and enhance your lawn and garden
adherence to IWA Forest Policy

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) 334-6000 assured they will be recycled responsibly
+ 4795 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay Return Centre:
Recycling/ Courtenay )
338-6013
Composting provides demonstrations and workshops on
backyard composting through the CSRD
+1255 Mc Phee Ave, Courtenay
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Items accepted for recycling by individual
waste reduction program; home of
SkyRocket compost test gardens;
Friends of Vancouver Island
depots may change. composters available for purchase Regional Library - collects books
————————————————– to sell for fundraser
Battery Recycling Comox Valley Waste ) 334-3369
Household: Management Centre www.virl.bc.ca
CV Waste Management Centre & Local ) 334-6000 please call first regarding large quantities
Retail Outlets: Canadian Tire & Staples ————————————————–
2400 Pidgeon Lake Rd,
Business Depot
Cumberland Hornby Island Recycling
Rechargeable: accepts food waste, tires, scrap metal, card- Depot and Free Store
Call or Visit Rechargeable Battery Recycling board, newspaper, cans, glass, milk jugs, bat- ) 335-0550
Corp (RBRC) at 1-800-228--8379 or teries; responsible for all solid and liquid
waste management plans and coordination operates a free store and recycling depot,
www.rbrc.org for a list of locations
of waste services Summer Hours: Thurs - Sun, 9am to 1pm
Automotive: ————————————————– Winter Hours: Fri - Sun, 9am to 1pm
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CV Waste Management Centre & Local Comox Strathcona Regional Journey Program
Retail Outlets: Canadian Tire, CV Auto
District - Recycling
Recyclers & Walkers Scrap Metals
————————————————– - Multi-material recycling drop off ) 338-5884
picks up recycled office paper
BC Recycling Hotline depots through out the region ————————————————–
)
1-800-667-4321 )
334-6000 Product Care Association
BC wide referral for recycling services and :
www.comoxstrathcona.ca
) 1-800-505-0139
public education /section_recycling
————————————————– www.productcare.org
call for exact locations or visit website for
operates more than 100 depots across the
City of Courtenay online recycling directories
————————————————– province where consumers may return left-
Operations Services Dept. over paint including 40 depots where con-
Courtenay Return Centre sumers may also dispose of flammables,
)
334-4441
:
http://www.city.courtenay.bc.ca/
) 338-6013 gasoline and pesticides; there is no charge
7 338-6013 to drop off leftovers that are accepted by
organizes curbside recycling in the City of the program
Courtenay; website lists yard waste guidlines +1255 Mc Phee Ave, Courtenay
and recycle guide accepts auto batteries, all refundable ready (Paint Exchange) Comox Return Centre:
————————————————– to drink beverage containers
————————————————– ) 339-0059
Comox (Town of) Recycles 7 338-6013
Earthbank Resource
:
http://comox.ca/services/garbage- Systems + 678 Anderton Rd, Comox
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and-recycling
lists guide, pick-up route & schedule 
250 954-0118 Terry Gay Waste Services Inc
————————————————– :
www. fishcompost.com
)336-2172
Comox Return Centre +1424 Hodges Rd, Parksville +4624 Cumberland Rd,
)
339-0059 fish compost, mulch, pickup point is 3749 Cumberland
+
678 Anderton Rd, Comox Burns Road, Courtenay recycling bins for newspapers, magazines,
————————————————–
accepts all refundable ready to drink bever- catalogues, cardboard, glass, fine paper,
age containers eg. pop, beer and juice cans,
Electronics Recycling BC cans, plastics
————————————————–
liquor and wine bottles and containers. ) 1-800-330-9767
aseptic packaging, eg. tetra packs and large www.electronicsrecyclingbc.ca Walker’s Scrap
juice boxes. No cardboard.
————————————————– as of August 1, 2007, a province-wide end- Metals
Comox Strathcona Regional District of-life electronics recycling program is avail- ) 336-8866
able to BC consumers and businesses; you
Comox Valley Compost can drop off regulated products at designat- accepts most scrap metals. Will take refrig-
erators (fee required)
Education Centre ed collection sites without charge, and be

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

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Provincial & National Contacts
) 1-800-267-4088 provides free legal assistance on environ-
7 613 562-3371 mental issues to non-profit environmental
Environmental : info@naturecanada.ca
organizations and individuals
————————————————–
: www.cnf.ca Environmental Legal
Organizations + 85 Albert St, Suite 900 Information Base
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6A4
protection of nature and natures’ diversity : www.wcel.org/resources/library
BC Environmental Network ————————————————– Online electronic library operated by West
(BCEN) Canadian Coast Environmental Law Association
————————————————–
) 604 361-1876 Wildlife Federation Federation of BC
7 604 361-1877 ) 1-800-563-9453 Georgia Strait Alliance
: editor@ecobc.org 7 613 599-4428
: www.ecobc.org : info@cwf-fcf.org ) 250 753-3459
+ 2474 Bowker Ave, Victoria V8R 2G1 : www.cwf-cfc.org 7 250 753-2567
facilitates networking between 100 member + 350 Micheal Cowpland Drive,
: gsa@georgiastrait.org
organizations, publishes newsletter Kanata, ON, K2M 2W1 : www.georgiastrait.org
————————————————– information and education, Project Wild +195 Commercial St,
BC Watershed Stewardship ————————————————– Nanaimo V9R 5G5
Alliance Ducks Unlimited Canada marine conservation, education, enhance-
ment
) 604 261-3554 Mike Romaine ) 1-800-665-3825 ————————————————–
7 604 261-3514 ) 604 592-0937 Naturalists
: eequity@telus.net 7 604 592-0930 ) 604 737-3057
: www.bcwsa.bc : www.ducks.ca 7 604 738-7175
+ 3360 W 53rd Ave, +Unit 511 13370 78th Ave : fbcn@telus.net
Surrey V3W 0H6
Vancouver V6N 4C4 : www.bcnature.ca
conservation, enhancement of waterfowl
aids community groups in holistic approach
habitat and Waterfowl Management Project
+ #307-1367 West Broadway,
to watershed management ————————————————– Vancouver V6H 4A9
————————————————–
BC Wildlife Federation Ecojustice umbrella organization for naturalist clubs,
education, field trips
)
1-888-881-2293 (BCWF)
(formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund) ————————————————–
)
604 291-9990 ) 1-800-926-7744 Fraser River Basin Council
7
604 291-9933 ) 604 685-5618 ) 604 448-5350
:
officeinfo@bcwf.bc.ca 7 604 685-7813 7 604 448-5351
:
www.bcwf.bc.ca : info@ecojustice.ca : info@fraserbasin.bc.ca
protection, enhancement
————————————————– : www.ecojustice.ca : www.fraserbasin.bc.ca
+ 214-131 Water St, + 470 Granville St,
Canadian Nature Vancouver V6B 4M3 Vancouver V6C 1V5
Federation :
e-law.com/sldf (UVIC ) sustainable development in the Fraser basin

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cont. Environmental Organizations

Land Trust Alliance of BC umbrella group of provincial recreation 7
604 654-5531
organizations :
e-mail: albert.carwana@td.com
————————————————–
) 250 538-0112 :
http://www.td.com/fef/
7 250 538-0172 Pacific Salmon Foundation
+
700 West Georgia Street
: info@landtrustalliance.bc.ca ) 604 664-7664 TD Tower - 3rd Floor
————————————————–
: www. landtrustalliance.bc.ca Vancouver, BC V7Y 1A2
+ 204 -338 Lower Ganges Rd, Sierra Club BC provides funding to local environmental ini-
Saltspring Island V8K 2V3
————————————————– ) 250 386-5255 tiatives, visit us at FEF.ca
————————————————–
7 250 386-4453
Nature Trust of BC : info@sierraclub.bc.ca
West Coast Environmental
Head Office: : www.sierraclub.ca/bc Law Research Foundation
) 604 924-9771 + 302-733 Johnson St, ) 1-800-330-9235 (in BC)
Victoria V8W 3C7
7 604 924-9772 ) 604 684-7378
: covers many environmental issues, including
info@naturetrust.bc.ca
climate change, coal bed methane, land-use
7 604 684-1312
: www.naturetrust.bc.ca planning : admin@wcel.org
+260-1000 Roosevelt Cres, ————————————————– : www.wcel.org
North Vancouver V7P 3R4 T Buck Suzuki + 1001 - 207 West Hastings St,
Nanaimo: Environmental Foundation Vancouver V6B 1H7
) 250 751-3218 Lower Mainland: free legal advice, advocates of environmen-
7 250 751-3103 ) 604 519-3635 David Lane
tal law reform
+ 2080A Labieux Rd,
7 604 524-6944 Environmental Legal information Base:
Nanaimo V9T 6J9
: tbsef@bucksuzuki.org : www.wcel.org/resources/library
conservation of ecologically significant areas
————————————————– : www.bucksuzuki.org online electronic library operated by
Naturescape Kits + #100 - 326 12th St, West Coast Environmental Law Research
1-800-387-9853 ext. 5 New Westminster V3M 4H6 Foundation
————————————————–
www.hctf.ca/nature.htm Victoria:
Box 9354 Stn. Prov. Gov.
Western Canada Wilderness
) 250 360-1398 Committee
Victoria V8W 9M1
7 250 381-3521
caring for wildlife habitats at home
————————————————– + #200 - 661 East Burnside Rd,
) 1-800-661-9453

Outdoor Recreation Council Victoria V8T 2X9 ) 604 683-8220 Paul George
of BC advocating for wild salmon protection, 7 604 683-8229
resource to groups and individuals on local : info@wildernesscommittee.org
) 604 737-3058 habitat protection matters
————————————————– : www.wildernesscommittee.org
7 604 737-7175 + 2271 Abbott St,
: outdoorrec@orcbc.ca TD Friends of the
Vancouver V6B 2K7
: www.orcb.ca Environment
+ 334-1367 West Broadway, 
604 654-8832 Albert Carwana Victoria office on next page
Vancouver V6H 4A9 Regional Manager

SEPTIC FACTS
• Septic systems have an anticipated life span of 25 to 30
years, if maintained properly.
• It is not necessary or recommended that you
add anything to your septic system to assist in the break
down of its contents.
• If a septic tank is more than a third full of sludge and
scum, it is no longer considered to be
functioning properly.

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cont. Povincial & National Contacts
Victoria:
) 250 388-9292 Annette Tanner b) Forestry c) Utilities
7 wcwcqb@nanaimo.ark.com BC Hydro, Vancouver Island
promotes wilderness protection, education,
North Island Woodlot
trail building Association Regional Coordinator,
————————————————–
) 250 285-2804 
250 755-4795 Stephen Watson
Wildlife Habitat Canada  Jerry Benner, President 7
250 755-7120
) 1-800-669-7919 : www.northislandwoodlot.com :
Steve.Watson@bchydro.com
) 613 722-2090 promotes small scale forestry and supports :
www.bchydro.com
7 613 722-3318 woodlot licencees and private forest land +
Box 1500, Nanaimo V9R 5M3
owners, forest awareness and education
: reception@whc.org ————————————————–
: www.whc.org Raven Forest Products Ltd
+ #310 - 1750 Courtwood Crescent
Ottawa K2C 2B5
) 250 287-2215
7 250 287-2259
Round Tables
conservation, enhancement, education
: rfp@ravenforest.com & Councils
+211-1260 Shoppers Row,
Campbell River V9W 2C8

Commercial manages private forest lands
————————————————– Campbell River Courtenay
TimberWest Forest Corp. & District Labour Council
Industry 
250 729-3727 Steve Lorimer ) 250 287-3884
:
lorimers@timberwest.com : crcdlc@gmail.com
: http://pacific.canadianlabour.ca

250 729-3778 Domenico
a) Fisheries & Iannidinardo  Leslie McNabb, President
Aquaculture : iannidinardod@timberwest.com : ljmcnabb@telus.net
7 250 729-3763  Ian Simpson, 1st Vice
United Fishermen, : www.timberwest.com : ian@cep1123.bc.ca
Allied Workers’ Union + #3 - 4890 Rutherford Rd, + #2 - 830 14th Ave, Campbell River
Nanaimo V9T 4Z4 V9W 4H4 / Pkgs: c/o 3328 - 3rd St,

604 519-3630 Irvin Figg, President
Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0
+
#100 - 326 12th St,
council of local trade unions of Canadian
New Westminster V3M 4H6
Labour Congress

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

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Local Governments
City of Courtenay Board of Directors: 
Planning Dept. Marvin Kamenz
) 334-4441 : www.comoxstrathcona.ca

Parks Dept. Allan Fraser
7 334-4241 for complete list of directors & contact info

Public Works Glenn Westendorp
info@courtenay.ca
www.courtenay.ca Local Board Contacts: Mayor:
830 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay V9N 2J7  Starr Winchester 334-4241  339-9800 Jim Brass

City Engineer Kevin Lagan Board Chair 7 339-7110
7 334-4241 : jbrass@comox.ca
Mayor: : starrwin@shaw.ca
Councillors:

334-2664 Starr Winchester, 
Suzanne Murray 335-2533 7 339-7110 (fax # for all councillors)
CSRD Board Chair
Baynes Sound, Area A  Ray Crossley 339-9565
:
swinchester@courtenay.ca
7 334-4358 : rcrossley@comox.ca
Councillors: : zambezi@shaw.ca
 Patti Fletcher 339-2255
7 334-4241 (fax # for all councillors)  Barbara Price 339-4015 : pfletcher@comox.ca
Lazo North, Area B
 Larry Jangula 338-1501
7 339-4295  Ken Grant 3 34-7753
: ljangula@courtenay.ca : bprice30@telus.net
: kgrant@comox.ca
 Ronna-Rae Leonard 334-4441  Paul Ives 334-2416
: rleonard@courtenay.ca  Barry Minaker 337-8128 : pives@comox.ca
Puntledge-Black
 Don McRae 334-4441 Creek, Area C  John Marinus 339-5725
CSRD Director 7 334-4358 : jmarinus@comox.ca
: dmcrae@courtenay.ca : minakerb@telus.net  Marcia Turner 339-0167
 Greg Phelps 334-8861
 Brenda Leigh 923-8074 : mturner@comox.ca
————————————————–
: gphelps@courtenay.ca Oyster Bay- Butte Village of Cumberland
 Murray Presley 338-1394 Lake, Area D
: mpresley@courtenay.ca 7 923-1278 ) 336-2291 (for all contacts)
: bleigh@island.net 7 336-2321 (for all contacts)
 Manno Theos 334-4441
: trisha@cumberlandbc.net
: mtheos@courtenay.ca  Carol Quin 334-4241 : www.cumberlandbc.net
————————————————–
Denman- Hornby + Box 340, 2673 Dunsmuir Ave,
Comox Native Indian Band Islands, Area K Cumberland V0R 1S0
) 339-4545 7 335-2602
7 339-7053 : ctquin@telus.net

Planner Judy Walker
————————————————–
+ 3320 Comox Rd, Mayor:
Courtenay V9N 3P8 Town of Comox
————————————————–
) 339-2202 
336-2659 Frederrick Bates
Comox Strathcona 7 339-7110 RDCS Director
Regional District : comox.ca/ Councillors:
) 334-6000 + 1809 Beaufort Ave, Comox V9M 1R9
7 334-4358 ) 336-2291
 Deputy Corporate Administrator 7 336-2321
: administration@rdcs.bc.ca Shelly Russwurm Leslie Baird
: www.comoxstrathcona.ca

Director of Finance, Donald Jacquest Dale Frame
+ 600 Comox Rd, Courtenay William Moncrief
administration, planning, waterworks, recy- 
Building Dept. Inspectors:
Gwyn Sproule
cling, solid and liquid waste management, Trevor Roberts &
waste reduction education, transit Gig Morton contact office for all councillors - see above

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

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Government Agencies
For complete lists of directories: :
michalkol@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/
:
www.dir.gov.bc.ca +
Box 3111, #38 Powerhouse Rd, BC Parks- Regional Office
:
www.canada.gc.ca/directories-rep Courtenay V9N 5N3
ertoires/direct-eng.html ) 250 337-2400
————————————————– Rosewall Government Hatchery 7 250 337-5695
Dept of Fisheries & Oceans ) 250 335-2313 or 250 757-8412 +1812 Miracle Beach Drive
(DFO) 7 335-2302 Black Creek V9J 1K1
: clintl@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
+ c/o Big Qualicum Hatchery, 215
Environmental Protection
develops & implements policies & programs
Fisheries Rd. Qualicum V9K 1Z5
Division -Regional Office
in support of Canada’s scientific, ecological, )
250 751-3100
social & economic interests in all waters ————————————————– +2080A Labieux Rd Nanaimo V9T 6J9
: www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ Enquiry BC www.env.gov.bc.ca/epdiv/
community/scihome_e.htm works to protect human and environmental
)1-800-663-7867
provides resources to assist Canadians in the health with respect to air, land and water
Pacific Region in their stewardship and com- call centre that provides services on behalf
munity involvement activities of government ministries, Crown corpora- Compliance & Enforcement
tions, and public agencies Division
Violations Reporting Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 5 pm
————————————————– RAPP (Report All Poachers and Polluters)
) 1-800-465-4336
Comox Office
Ministry of Agriculture & ) 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

) 339-2031 Lands (MAL) 24 hr emergency hotline

7 339-4612 ) 897-7518 Campbell River
+ 148 Port Augusta St, 7 897-7567 )
250 286-7630 non emergency
Comox V9N 7X4 +2500 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay V9N 5M6 :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/compliance/

Dave Davies Community Advisor  Jill Hatfield P. Ag. Water Stewardship Division
)
339-0431 Regional Agrologist
)
250 751-7074
)
250-703-3270 (cell) :
Jill.Hatfield@gov.bc.ca
:
www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/
:
daviesd@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca +2080A Labieux Rd Nanaimo V9T 6J9

Sarah Casley Education Coordinator  Bill Heath, P.Ag. Legislation, protection and public safety
)
703-1049 ) 897-7548
7 334-1410 Ocean and Marine Fisheries
:
scasley@telus.net Division (OMFD)
+
7977 Wolfe Rd, : Bill.Heath@gov.bc.ca
Shellfish Production Specialist )
250 387-0389
Port Alberni V9Y 8M4 ————————————————– :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/omfd/
Campbell River Office Ministry of Environment responsible for overall leadership of
conservation and protection; habitat The Environmental Stewardship Provincial Government strategies and initia-
management Division - Regional Office tives related to ocean resources, marine fish-
) eries and seafood industry
) 250 850-5701 250-751-3100 ————————————————–
7 250 286-5852 :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/esd/ Ministry of Forestry
+ 215 - 940 Alder St, +2080A Labieux Rd Nanaimo V9T 6J9 & Range
Campbell River V9W 2P8 works to develop, promote and measure
achievement of provincial goals for the District Office
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management;
Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch conservation of living resources, manages ) 250 286-9300
protected areas, and provides park, fish 7 250 286-9490
) 250 286-5888 & wildlife recreation services
7 250 286-5898 : www.gov.bc.ca/for
+ 150-1260 Shoppers Row Ecosystems Branch 370 South Dogwood St,
Campbell River V9W 2C8 )
250-387-9500 Campbell River V9W 6Y7
————————————————–
Hatcheries: Parks & Protected Areas Branch Ministry of Transportation
Puntledge River Hatchery )
250-387-1161 )
1 866-377-0177
) 703-0907 Fish and Wildlife Branch )
250 334-6951
7 703-0905 )
250-387-9771 +550 Comox Rd, Courtenay V9N 3P6

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Ministry of Water, Land Federal Member of Comox Valley Office
& Air Protection Parliament ) 250 334-5454
Catherine Bell, NDP 7 250 334-5466
) 250 751-3141 : www.viha.ca
7 250 751-3103 ) 1 800-667-8404
) + 355-11th St, Courtenay V9N 1S4
 Brian Epps, Engineering Technician 250 338-9381
food inspection and permits, sewage system
Mimistry of Water, Land & Air 7 250 338-9361 filings and information, water quality, pest
Protection control information, public health inspection,
:
brian.epps@gov.bc.ca
Provincial Member of public pools and hot tubs
Legislature
Stan Hagen Campbell River Office
Constituency: ) 250 287-2818
437 5th St, Courtenay V9N 1J7 7 250 286-3486
+#200-1100 Isl Hwy, Campbell River
Various Agencies ) 250 703-2422
7 250 703-2425
(Including Forestry) Port Hardy Office
: stan.hagen.mla@leg.bc.ca ) 250 949-3100
: Web site: www.stanhagenmla.bc.ca 7 250 949-2388
Forest Practices Board
————————————————– + 7070 Market St, Port Hardy
) 1-800-994-5899
7 250 387-7009 Vancouver Island Health ————————————————–
: FPBoard@gov.bc.ca Authority (VIHA) Medical Health Officer
: Environmental Health/Public Health
www.fpb.gov.bc.ca ) 334-5461
+ Box 9905, Stn Prov Gov't Protection
7 334 5467
Victoria V8W 9R1 + 355-11th St, Courtenay V9N 1S4

) PHONE 7 FAX  CONTACT : E-MAIL/WEB SITE + MAILING ADDRESS

Water Use Facts
The average British Columbian uses 490 Litres of water per day, a rise of 50 Litres
from 2001 statistics. The rest of Canada averages 340 Litres per person per day. Compare
this to the Canadian statistic that in 1994, metered households used an average of 263
Litres per person per day, compared to 430 Litres for unmetered use.

Let’s Use Our Water Wisely
To make sure we have the water we need, we all have to use it wisely. Start with small
changes that make a BIG difference! Go to Project Watershed’s website:
www.projectwatershed.bc.ca, and click on “Let’s Use Our Water Wisely” to learn some
very simple tips for water conservation in the home and garden.

What is a Watershed?
A watershed is a natural area of land that catches rain and snow then drains into a
marsh, stream, river, lake, or groundwater. The boundaries of watersheds are marked by
mountaintops, ridges, and the shape of the land. To learn more about our watershed, go
to Project Watershed’s website: www.projectwatershed.bc.ca

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DESI MAGO CREA

COMOX VALLEY’S
WATERSHED DIRECTORY
This directory was produced with financial support from the Comox Strathcona Regional District
Grants-In-Aid Program, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the BC Gaming Policy and
Enforcement Branch - Direct Access Funding. As well, our local advertisers, listing agencies and groups
have made the directory possible. Please let them know that you appreciate their support.

COMOX VALLEY
PROJECT WATERSHED SOCIETY
We are a registered charitable organization, operating in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island,
British Columbia. We have been serving the Comox Valley community since 1993. Our mission is to
promote community stewardship of Comox Valley watersheds through information, education, and
action. Project Watershed’s current programs are:
Steamkeepers & Wetlandkeepers Courses The Sensitive Habitat Stewardship Program
Currently focusing on: Stewards of the Puntledge Project,
Community Stewardship Centre
Sensitive Habitat Signage Project, and Sensitive Habitat
Environmental Stewardship Library Inventory and Mapping (SHIM)

The main purpose of this Watershed Directory is to encourage communication between agencies,
community groups, “green” businesses, and concerned citizens. We hope that you find it useful.
To make suggestions or comments for future Watershed Directory publications or if you wish to be listed
in a future edition of the directory please contact us.

For more information about Project Watershed
or to access this directory online, please visit our website.

Comox Valley Project Watershed Society
Ph: (250) 703-2871
Fax: (250) 703-2872
Email: projectwatershed@shaw.ca
Website: www.projectwatershed.bc.ca
Address: #5-478 5th Street - Box 3007, Courtenay BC V9N 5N3
Cover Photo of: Lake Trail Middle School Science Students, by Maye Davis
Printed on: chlorine free, 100% post-consumer recycled paper using bio gas energy

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