CSSP Summer 2015 Report
For complete details of what we have accomplished in 2015 click on the following:
CSSP 2015 Detailed Report
CSSP Summer 2014 Report
In the first year of the project we completed many important things
- making door to door visits of approximately 300 lakeshore residences to
talk about the health of the Lake
- completion of surveys to determine concerns of Lake residents
- and most importantly, working to repair and restore riparian habitat
around the Lake
CSSP 2014 Detailed Report
Our CLRSS 5 person summer work crew, consisting of a VIU student supervisor &
4 Lake Cowichan high school students ,
worked diligently to complete riparian restoration work on seven properties
around the Lake.
- consultation with property owners on developing a planting plan to restore
their riparian zone to its native state
- invasive plant removal & planting preparation
- planting of 2500+ native plants
- erection of deer fencing
We completed two projects on communal sites. One in Honeymoon Bay at
the Paradise RV Park and the other on Lake Cowichan First Nations property on
North Shore Road.
Paradise RV Park July 5th
The CLRSS work crew led 34 volunteers from the RV Park and CLRSS to restore a
640 square meter area of foreshore, planting 527 native plants.
After the hard work, a hamburger and hot dog BBQ, provided by the Paradise RV
folks, was enjoyed by all. On August 26th the CLRSS work crew
returned to weed the whole area.
Lake Cowichan First Nations July 26th
At the Lake Cowichan First Nation's site on North Shore road the CLRSS work crew led 33 volunteers from Lake Cowichan First Nations, the
CLRSS & other stewardship organizations in the replanting of 853 native plants
in a 1,500 square meter foreshore area.
Individual Owner Sites
The CLRSS summer work crew worked on five properties around the Lake.
Working together with the property owners 1,154 native plants were
planted. Some of the plantings addressed beach erosion problems as well as