Our Restoration Work

School Programs

Immersed in Nature: Ecological Restoration

Program description: Students (Grades 5 – 12) will participate in hands-on ecological restoration of selected sites around the Cowichan Valley. Students will become familiar with native plant species, planting requirements and techniques. Grounding activities will elucidate the importance of restoration work and help students connect themes of environmental conservation, habitat restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem health.

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Public Restoration Events

Join us for a day of restoring nature at various sites in the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds! We encourage volunteers of all ages.

Invasive Species Removal Day
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We will be working outdoors so please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle! Tools and gloves will be available, however bringing your own is always encouraged.

If you have any questions please email us at restoration@cowichanestuary.ca or sign up below!

Restoration Education Resources

Past Projects


We are grateful to Environment and Climate Change Canada for providing primary funding for this project, and to all our community partners who have provided encouragement, as well as in-kind or matching funds to support this work.

Thank you to our additional partners and sponsor!

Cowichan Tribes, the Cowichan Watershed Board, the Cowichan Community Land Trust, the BC Conservation Foundation,  the Somenos Marsh Wildlife Society, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, including Areas D and E, the Municipality of North Cowichan,  the Cowichan Valley Naturalists, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society,  the Outdoor Education Society – Story Trails, Sh-hwuykwselu Busy Place Streamkeepers, BC Nature Trust, SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, the Earth Guardians – Cowichan Valley, School District 79, Polster Environmental Services