Comox Lake is the source of local drinking water. File photo

CV Science Pub discusses the Comox Lake watershed

How much do you really know about where your drinking water comes from?

This Thursday, May 23, the Cumberland Community Forest Society and the Comox Valley Conservation Partnership are co-presenting CV Science Pub: Comox Lake Watershed – all about the history, hydrology and ecology of the Comox Lake Watershed. Whether you’re new to the Comox Valley, or new to this important topic, come be part of a fun night of learning, connecting and building community.

The Comox Lake watershed is a complex and beautiful network of creeks, rivers, mountains, glaciers, forests and riparian areas. It is also the source of drinking water for most of the Comox Valley.

But how much do we really understand about how this watershed works? What are we doing to protect it? Is it changing? And how will we change with it? How are we all connected by water in the Comox Valley?

Presenters include adjunct professor VIU and research hydrologist with the Province of B.C., Dr. Bill Floyd; Alyssa Bird from Connected by Water; community animator Meaghan Cursons from Connected by Water and the Cumberland Community Forest Society; conservation biologist Tim Ennis from the CV Land Trust & Conservation Strategy, and more.

The CV Science Pub: Comox Lake Watershed is being held at the Courtenay and District Museum. This event is licensed, with beverages from Wayward Distillation House and Cumberland Brewing Company, music from Silent Season, live screen printing, on theme samples, multimedia presentations and more.

Doors open at 6:30. Attendees are encouraged to come early and tour the museum.

Speakers start at 7 p.m. Seating will be limited. Admission is a $5 donation to the Cumberland Bat Project, a research and citizen science initiative underway to monitor at-risk bat species and protect their habitat in the Comox Lake Watershed.

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