Comox Valley creeks could benefit from streamkeepers’ groups

Glen Urquhart Creek and Mallard Creek are in need of volunteers to organize into a Streamkeepers group.

THE MAP SHOWS two Comox Valley creeks that could benefit from streamkeepers' groups

Do you like being outdoors?

Looking for a way to make a change in your neighborhood?

Want to meet other people who care about the environment?

Glen Urquhart Creek and Mallard Creek are in need of volunteers to organize into a Streamkeepers group.

These two creeks are located on the Estuary flats and run through East Courtenay and Area B in to the Dyke Slough.

The portion of Glen Urquhart on the flats is fish-bearing as is the Mallard. Both have been affected by human settlement and require attention of a few caring volunteers.

Project Watershed Society is offering mentoring to get you on your way.

The Comox Valley is a network of streams and rivers.

These waterways and their associated riparian areas move water, nutrients and sediment through the Valley, provide habitat for a vast number of species and make our Valley a scenic and lush place to live.

Many of the major stream systems have a Streamkeeper group to help keep them healthy with tasks like invasive species removal, unplugging blockages, water-quality testing and fish habitat restoration.

Some streamkeeper groups stay small while others become large organizations that embark on exciting projects and public education.

Millard-Piercy Creek Streamkeepers ( and Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society ( are good examples of larger groups stewarding urban streams.

If you are interested in becoming part of a streamkeepers group for the Glen Urquhart/Mallard creeks or are interested in streamkeeping in general, contact Project Watershed at

— Project Watershed Society

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