News Release, Cowichan Watershed Board, March 20, 2014

The Cowichan Watershed Board/VIU Watershed Speakers Series will resume on March 25 (the fourth Tuesday of the month) at 7 pm in the VIU lecture theatre (Room 140).

Our speakers will be Cowichan Watershed Board Co-Chair Rob Hutchins and Fisheries Habitat Biologist Tom Rutherford.

The title of their talk will be "Protecting the Cowichan Watershed for future generations!"

Media Release, Government of BC, March 11 2014

VICTORIA - Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation today that will update and replace B.C.'s century-old Water Act with the new Water Sustainability Act.

Click here to read the new Water Sustainability Act

Cowichan Watershed Board

Chief Harvey AlphonseThe 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.

Click here to find out more about the Cowichan Watershed Board.


CowichanEstuary_nanaimoinformationThe Cowichan Estuary is one of the most important estuaries in British Columbia from an ecological perspective. It is habitat for up to 230 bird species, and rearing habitat for four salmon and three trout species. It has been the home to Cowichan Tribes...

Tour of the Cowichan Watershed


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.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the Cowichan Watershed