Perseverance Creek. Lorenz Jimenez Photography

Facebook live event marks land acquisition in Perseverance Watershed

Join the Cumberland Community Forest Society and project partners for a Facebook live event Friday to mark the collaboration, community and perseverance that has led to the protection of 225 acres of land and forest in the Perseverance Watershed in the unceded territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

This land is now part of the Cumberland Community Forest Nature Park and protected for future generations by a conservation covenant held jointly by the society, Comox Valley Land Trust and Comox Valley Regional District. The newly acquired lands include watershed and biodiversity protection zones, and multi-use trails set aside for low-impact community recreation.

The Guardian Watchmen of the KFN will be in attendance. Their mission is to protect and preserve the environment within their traditional territory acting as the eyes and ears of the land and sea. The Kumugwe Dancers will also be present and performing as part of the event. We are honoured by their presence.

Due to public health restrictions on public gatherings, this will be a small formal gathering, shared widely with friends and community via Facebook live, Friday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/922234091516277

The society acknowledges the following Guardian Donors for this most recent acquisition: The Village of Cumberland, Comox Valley Regional District, Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, Li-Grimmer Family, Rob H Daniel, The Cumby, The Perseverance Trail Run, Cumberland Brewing Company, The Comox Valley Land Trust, the Flanagan Foundation and remarkable forest fairies who have chosen to remain anonymous.

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