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 […]
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 […]
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!
Sheila, Linda Mc and Jim went testing on 17th April. All sites were within the provincial guidelines and after a week of light rain showers the water levels were good and running clear. Trillium and Fawn lillies were in flower and making the woods look pretty! Click here to view results:MPWS-Water-Quality-2019-4-Apr17.pdf