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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 11th Helmut, Linda Mc and Sheila went testing on a damp day with intermittent rain. It was 8 C. There had not been enough rain to increase the water levels in the creeks and consequently the oxygen levels were down a little from the previous week. All sites were good except for Piercy Main […]
Marcia, Helmut and Sheila went out testing on the 4th November 2019 on a cool drizzly day. The water levels were still low for this time of the year as we have had little rain. This meant that turbidity was good at most sites. The only site with unacceptable results was at Marsden Road, where […]
MPWS will be holding their AGM at Creekside Commons on Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 at 7.00pm. Speaker will be Tim Ennis, Executive Director of CV Land Trust and a Director with Project Watershed. The subject will be ‘Bats’
Sheila, Marcia and Helmut went testing on 30th Oct on a sunny, chilly day. We found that the creeks were running very clear and oxygen levels were good except at the site below Knopps Farm on Marsden Road. There oxygen was very low and the creek smelt strongly of cow manure. Weather has been dry […]
MILLARD- PIERCY WATERSHED SMOLT COUNTING SUMMARY Coho salmon smolt counting was conducted on Millard Creek mainstem and Tributary 1 of Piercy Creek from April 18 to June 7 and on Millard side channel from April 18 to May 26. Volunteers counted coho smolts, fry and other species once per day, typically in the mornings. Samples […]
Sheila, Jim and Marcia went out testing on 27May, 2019. Water levels were low for this time of the year and temperatures were high. All results were below the provincial parameters for this month, but only just. But we found fry at many places. Below are the results. Millard Piercy Water Quality May 2019 Sunny, […]
At their recent meeting, MPWS were given an award from Project Watershed recognizing our efforts to ‘Keep it Living’ here in the valley. Above we have a photograph of the Board with the Award.
All three fish counting fences were set up on April 17th 2019, ready for counting to start the next day. Below is a photo of the Millard fence and the volunteers who set it up. This year the boxes are painted a whole array of colours..amazing!