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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 […]

Terry Kelly Memorial

In August members of MPWS met with family and friends of the late Terry Kelly to commemorate his work with the MPWS.  We met at the concrete fish statue at the foot of 31st Street in Courtenay. A plaque in Terry’s memory has been added to the base of the fish statue. Terry is greatly […]

Watershed Walk Sept 23rd 2018

    Millard Creek Public Nature Walk, September 23   The Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards invite the public to a free guided nature walk on Sunday, September 23 starting at 2pm.  Meet at the concrete salmon statue located at the junction of 31st Street and Courtenay River Walkway. You will learn about salmon life histories, their habitat requirements, […]

Water Quality 29 Aug and 5 Sep 2018

Water levels have been very low due to the high heat and almost complete lack of rain. A small shower on 29th Aug was not enough to help. However, water quality has not been too bad. Ph was a little low and temperatures higher than the average acceptable at the end of August. But testing […]

Water Quality August 8th 2018

Bill, Neil and Linda C went testing on the 15th Aug after another week of heat with no rain. The Oxyguard meter still seems to be registering on the high side, but did show that there was very little oxygen in Piercy Creek at River meadows farm. Piercy under the connector bridge was dry, as […]

Water Quality Aug 8th 2018

Sheila and Linda ventured forth to wrestle with brambles,  5-bar gates, electric fences and a blazing sun to test the waters this week. We were pleasantly surprised to find water running in Piercy Creek at Cumberland Road…a place where we have often had to rescue fry when the creek runs dry. This time the fry […]