Cowichan Lake & River Stewardship Society


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 including

  • 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 Summary Report

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.

Activities included:

  • 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
  • watering
  • erection of deer fencing

Communal Sites

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 riparian issues.




Paradise RV Park