Downstream: The Discourse investigates solutions for Cowichan Valley water

Community members tell us that they are very concerned about threats to Cowichan water systems, including droughts, flooding, logging, development, pollution and climate change. That’s why we’re investigating how the Quw’utsun and Xwulqw’selu watersheds have changed, and what solutions exist for a healthy and resilient future.

RSVP: Women’s health in the Cowichan Valley and on Vancouver Island

Join us Sunday, April 2 to discuss solutions for women’s health.

Expanse of deep ocean off ‘Vancouver Island’ set to become protected area

First Nations and federal government sign MOU to co-manage proposed MPA in 133,019-square-km section of the Pacific.

Five ways the community can support Cowichan watersheds

The Discourse held an event about watershed solutions. Here’s some of what we learned.

RSVP: Community conversation on Cowichan watershed solutions

Join us on Monday, Jan. 30 to discuss solutions for the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds.

Sta’lo’ Mustimuhw: A story of the river people

The story of the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River) goes back well before the first Quw’utsun ancestor, writes Jared Qwustenuxun Williams.

It’s all connected: A Quw’utsun watershed story

Jared Qwustenuxun Williams shares an Indigenous perspective on Cowichan land, trees and water.

‘Critical edge’: A community effort to bring S’amunu salmon back from the brink

All hope isn’t lost to restore the deteriorated watershed, says Paul Gowland, president of the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society.

Communities come together to clean the Quw’utsun Sta’lo’ (Cowichan River)

Volunteers removed 1,700 kilograms of garbage from the riverbank at this year’s Lower Cowichan River Cleanup.

Reporter’s Notebook: Learnings from the Xwulqw’selu Sta’lo’

A group of citizen volunteers is mobilizing to explore connections and create solutions for the Koksilah watershed.

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