Community Benefits

Kus-Kus-Sum Watershed

A collaboration to re-establish wetland habitats and restore native vegetation

Watershed with rocks and healthy vegetation

In 2018, the City of Courtenay made a contribution of $135,000 to support the watershed restoration of Kus-kus-sum, the site of a former field sawmill in the K’omoks Estuary. The project, a collaboration between K’omokes First Nation, the city, and the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society, involves re-establishing wetland habitats and repopulating the area with native vegetation. The vision for the site includes walkways, viewing platforms and interpretive signage to provide recreational and educational opportunities, and connect the area with existing walking paths.