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  • Water testing 14 Sept 2020

    Date posted: September 15, 2020

    On Sept 14th Helmut and Sheila tested the waters. After several days with thick smoke in the air blocking the sun the water temperatures were noticeably lower than our previous tests. The longer nights  also help keep the temps lower and oxygen higher. With no rain since mid-August, water levels were very low. However, there […]

  • 2019 Activity Report

    Date posted: September 3, 2020

    The Millard /Piercy Watershed Stewards 2019 Activity Report is now available online. Topics include: Smolt Counting, Spawning Salmon Surveys, Water Quality Monitoring, Education and Outreach, Development Proposals Referral, Participation in the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership, Planting Native Trees and Shrubs, Homeless Camp Cleanup, “Keeping it Living” Award for 2018, Annual General Meeting. To read the […]

  • Water testing Aug 24th 2020

    Date posted: August 26, 2020

    Sheila and Helmut tested the waters on Monday, 24th August.  There had been some heavy rain on the previous Thursday and Friday causing  the water quality to be noticeably improved from the week before, tho water levels were still low.  Temperatures were down and oxygen levels up, quite high in some locations. Fry were spotted […]

  • Water Quality Testing

    Date posted: August 17, 2020

    Sheila, Helmut , Sarah and Charlie (aged 5 yrs) started testing the water quality on 10th August, but , unfortunately both the oxygen meter and the conductivity meter were not behaving. So, after an hour or so, we decided to abandon testing for that week. Charlie did spot a crayfish in Millard up at Comox […]

  • Piercy Creek Habitat Assessment Project

    Date posted: August 3, 2020

    Thanks to the generous financial support of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the City of Courtenay, the Comox Regional District, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the expertise of Current Environmental Ltd. employees, the Piercy Creek Habitat Assessment Project has been able to proceed. Under the guidance of Current Environmental Ltd. , MPWS volunteers began […]

  • Water Quality Testing

    Date posted: August 2, 2020

    The tests planned for the beginning of the year could not be carried out due to Covid 19, however water quality testing at the 12 sites in the Millard Piercy Watershed will resume August 10th.  With Sheila leading the team, we will measure, document and assess water quality indicators such as dissolved oxygen and oxygen […]

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