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

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

Comox Valley Art Gallery event invites community to explore the watershed and make art

Want to learn more about the water we drink in the Comox Valley?

Connected By Water and the Comox Valley Art Gallery invite you to “Watershed Explorations” on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

The family-friendly event (suggested an engaged age eight or older) will take place in the GATHER:PLACE of

the Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay.

Facilitated by Meaghan Cursons, the presentation will use maps, photos and stories to explore history, ecology, climate change impacts, and human use of the Comox Lake watershed.

“The Comox Lake watershed is the drinking water source for over 45,000 Comox Valley residents,” said Cursons.

“As we work through the presentation and learn more about the source of this precious resource, participants will be invited to pull out the art supplies and draw the watershed, waterways, and places where we connect to water in the Comox Valley.”

The event is a partnership between Connected by Water, a project of the Comox Valley Regional District, and the Comox Valley Art Gallery. CVAG is currently presenting the thematic program “In the Water,” which runs until Feb. 29.