Eelgrass Mapping Project – 2004 – 2005

Eelgrass Restoration and Stewardship

2004 – 2005

The Eelgrass Mapping Project 2004 was funded by Eco-Action and was a partnership with SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and the Seagrass Conservation Working Group. The objective was to gather information on the current extent of eelgrass beds in the Cowichan estuary and to train community members in eelgrass mapping protocol.

June 2005

The Cowichan Community Land Trust completed mapping the eelgrass meadows in the Cowichan Estuary. They had lots of help from great volunteers, and are always looking to meet new faces.

Partners and Community Support for the Eelgrass Project include:

  • Cowichan Valley Naturalists Society (CVNS)
  • Tom Rutherford, Community Advisor, DFO
  • Public Conservation Assistance Fund
  • Rob Russell, Habitat Biologist, DFO
  • Seagrass Conservation Working Group
  • Duncan Divers
  • Dr. Bill Austin, Khoyatan Marine Laboratory
  • Cowichan Bay Kayak and Paddlesports
  • Pacific Water Sports, Cowichan Bay
  • Cowichan Tribes
  • Cowichan River Stewardship Roundtable
  • Peter Law, Ecosystem Biologist, MoE
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Cowichan Bay Improvement Association
  • Cowichan Estuary Preservation Society
  • Young Naturalists Streamkeepers
  • Environmental Club, Frances Kelsey High School
  • Environmental Club, Shawnigan Lake School
  • Queen Margaret School Streamkeepers
  • Koksilah School Streamkeepers
  • CVRD Electoral Area D (Cowichan Bay) Parks and Recreation Commission
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