Conservation Strategy publishes calendar

The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy (CVCS) has once again published its stunning local natural areas conservation calendar.

CVCS EDUCATION OUTREACH co-ordinator Kerry Dawson shows off the 2012 Comox Valley conservation calendar.

CVCS EDUCATION OUTREACH co-ordinator Kerry Dawson shows off the 2012 Comox Valley conservation calendar.

The Comox Valley Conservation Strategy (CVCS) has once again published its stunning local natural areas conservation calendar.

Launched for the first time in 2011, the full-colour wall calendar is a one-of-a-kind educational tool, featuring lovely photographs and information about local wildlife and sensitive natural areas such as the Puntledge River, Perseverance Creek, Morrison Creek, Point Holmes, the Northeast Woods in Comox, and the Courtenay and Oyster River estuaries.

Each month features a large photograph and information about one of our local environmental or stream-keeper groups like Project Watershed, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society and the Comox Valley Naturalists Society.

The calendar highlights the great work that these groups’ volunteers are doing in our community and is a great resource for people looking for volunteer opportunities in the Valley or to learn more about our sensitive natural areas.

“This year’s calendar is sure to impress as it features the photography of some of the Valley’s best local photographers,” said CVCS education co-ordinator Kerry Dawson, who also designed the calendar. “The calendars are a fundraiser for the CVCS Community Partnership, so it really is a collaboration of many groups and many people.”

The CVCS Community Partnership is a coalition of 18 local environmental and residents’ associations that support the Conservation Strategy.

The members are: Project Watershed Society, Comox Valley Land Trust, Tsolum River Restoration Society, Comox Valley Waterwatch Coalition, Comox Valley Environmental Council, the Comox Valley Naturalists, Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards, Morrison Creek Streamkeepers, Brooklyn Creek Watershed Society, Perseverance Creek Streamkeepers, Oyster River Watershed Management Committee, Black Creek Streamkeepers, Portuguese Creek Streamkeepers, Friends of Comox Lazo Forest Reserve Society, Saratoga and Miracle Beach Residents’ Association, Comox Town Residents’ Association, Plateau Road Residents’ Association and Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.

The calendars are available for sale at a variety of locations around the Comox Valley.

In Courtenay, they are at Canadian Tire, Edible Island Foods, Laughing Oyster Bookstore, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Ski and Surf, Cody and Company, Winds of Change, the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay Museum, London Drugs, Art Knapp’s, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Conservation Centre office at 2356a Rosewall Crescent, and they will also be available at branches of the Royal Bank in November.

In Comox, calendars are available at Blue Heron Books, Benino Gelato, Videos ‘N More, and at Mid Island Gifts at the Comox Airport. In Cumberland, the calendars are available at Seeds and the Cumberland Museum.

In addition, local schools, clubs and community groups are invited to use the calendar as a fundraiser for their own projects and activities. Calendars can be sold on a consignment basis, with half the profit going to your group.

For information about the CVCS or fundraising opportunities, contact Kerry Dawson at 250-339-1029 or Kathryn Clouston at 250-703-2871 or visit www.cvconservationstrategy.org.

— Comox Valley Conservation Strategy

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