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 […]

Dismantling the counting fences June 2018

On a very wet day several of our stewards met at the Millard fence to begin dismantling it. As a result of the rain, there were quite a few smolts in the counting box at each location, so these had to be counted and released before work could begin. Here are some photos of the […]

Report of Comox Valley Nature Kids Outing along Millard Creek

This report comes from CV Nature Kids. We had a lovely, sunny Explorer Day on Sunday (April 22nd). Thanks to Steve Williams for helping us to learn about all the interesting nature discoveries along the Millard-Piercy Conservation Trail.  Highlights included helping Steve count and identify fish in the Stewards’ fish fence, the Millard Creek estuary, learning […]

Water Quality Testing May 2018

Linda Mc, Jim S and Sheila went testing on May 30th. After the driest May in memory the water levels were very low in Piercy creek more like July levels. Millard was flowing well. All sites showed little turbidity. Unfortunately our new DO meter was not happy and so we could not test for oxygen […]