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Planting along Piercy Creek 13th April

Thanks to those who helped out with the planting adjacent to Piercy Creek Estates yesterday.  This project, funded by the Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise and planted by our group, Rotary and the City of Courtenay was successful in that some of the gaps in the streamside vegetation will be slowly filled in as the […]

Smolt Fence Building April 17th

The fences will be installed April 17 & 18 so, if you are able to assist, please meet at the Millard site at 9:30 am on the 17th.  A couple of us will go to Chip’s place beforehand to load up the components.  Bill has had the holding boxes in his garage for a couple of […]

Shrub Planting on Piercy Creek, Saturday 13th April 10.00

Shrub planting work party behind Piercy Creek Estates located between Cumberland Road and 20th Street this coming Saturday, April 13 starting at 10am: This is a joint project between Rotary Club of Strathcona Sunrise, the City of Courtenay and Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards.  Rotary is funding the plant purchase (although the City may supplement this with additional plants) […]

Garbage cleanup on Piercy Creek

Adjacent to Piercy Creek in south Courtenay an exceptionally large area of garbage was found at an abandoned camp site. As some of garbage had fallen into the creek and there was concern about possible leaching of toxic substances, a decision was made to clean up the site.  A work party of volunteers from Millard-Piercy […]

Water testing March 27 2019

Sheila, Linda C and Jim S went testing today, a beautiful sunny spring day. With very little rain recently all water levels were quite low for this time of year and turbidity was low, except for at Marsden Road. All test results were within Provincial guidelines. No fry were seen. There was a total contrast […]

Water Testing Nov 15 2018

Sheila, Cheuey and Linda Mc went out testing after a night of heavy rain. Water levels were quite high and turbidity was up, but not above provincial guidelines except for Piercy main at Cumberland Road. Sheila had been overzealous in cleaning the membrane on the oxygen meter and it was not happy and we could […]

Clean-up on Piercy creek Wednesday, 28th November 2018

As many of you are aware there is a lot of garbage left by homeless folks who have been camping adjacent to Piercy Creek in the property just south of River Meadow Nursery.  Some of it is entering the creek and presents a hazard to the health of the stream and, eventually, the estuary. We […]

Water Quality Nov 8th 2018

Sheila, Jim and Linda C went testing on Nov 8th  on a cloudy cold day. Water levels were a little lower than the previous week, but the creeks were flowing well. All results were within the guidelines, with oxygen levels high. Results can be seen here:MPWS Water Quality 2018 11 Nov8

Millard Rearing Channel Juvenile coho study

YER in conjunction with Wendy Kotilla and Esther Guimond with 2 students completed a study on the presence of fish in the Millard Rearing channel in August of this year. A report of the study can be viewed here:2018 juvenule rearing report Final_Nov

Water Quality Nov 1st 2018

Sheila, Linda Cheu and Linda Mcansh went testing on 1st Nov on a cloudy day after heavy overnight rain.  Despite the rain, creek levels were not too high and turbidity was reasonable, the highest being 4.38 at Piercy Creek under  the connector. Dissolved oxygen was high, temperatures were normal, around 9 or 10C (the range […]

AGM to be held on November 15th

Millard Piercy Watershed Stewards will be holding their AGM on November 15th2018 at 2202 Lambert Drive, Courtenay, 7.00pm. Guest Speaker— at 7.10- will be Paul de Greeff –Green Infrastructure in Victoria—Making Headway.

Water Quality Oct 18 2018

Sheila and Jim showed Monica and Ed the ropes of WQ testing on a sunny warm day. We were starting our 5 weeks of testing in what should be wet conditions, but conditions were very dry as there had been no rain for nearly 3 weeks. The water quality was good in all areas, clear […]