Andrea Rondeau, Cowichan Valley Citizen, April 8, 2015

Project: 'critical'

Municipal partners are starting the process to move a sewage outfall out of the Cowichan River. "It is critical that the CVRD and its partners start the process of moving this outfall," said Cowichan Valley Regional District Board Chair Jon Lefebure. "Funding opportunities are available this year that make this project a priority. There are still many steps to take in the coming months before any change takes place."

One particular grant would pay 50 per cent of the approximately $22 million project costs, if the CVRD is successful in their application.

Cowichan Watershed Board

Chief "Chip" SeymourThe Cowichan Watershed Board’s mandate is to provide leadership for sustainable water management to protect and enhance environmental quality and the quality of life in the Cowichan watershed and adjoining areas.

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DFOsFishCountingWeirOnCowichanRiverAnnual escapement counts from 1953 to the present for Chinook, Chum, and Coho are available. The counts were recorded by or for Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Today, DFO maintains a counting fence which spans...

Tour of the Cowichan Watershed

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From the high mountain ridges in the west, to Cowichan Lake, down the Cowichan River and its many tributary streams, to salt water in the Cowichan Estuary and Cowichan Bay, the Cowichan Watershed is a vibrant ecosystem, alive and rich in natural miracles. Yet there is almost no place in the watershed that does not show the impacts of human activities.

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