With an eagle eye on local waterways, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Committee met for the first time of the year, Thursday, February 10, during which time they discussed a myriad of issues arising in the local water system.
The group’s main goal of the moment is the construction of informative and entertaining signage for the Cowichan River, with input from the community.
This input will come in the form of a contest, wherein contributors turn each letter in the word respect into the beginning of a phrase around local water issues. An example for the letter C they provide is “Crayfish don’t like living in beer cans.”
Other letters will surround issues of littering, alcohol use, safety, wildlife, foul language, trespassing, washroom usage, and other issues residents may have concerns around.
During their February 10 meeting, the stewards decided to push the deadline further back, to March 9, in order to allow more time for people to submit their ideas.
With the next stewardship meeting to take place Thursday, March 10, the new deadline will allow the committee to look over the submissions immediately after the deadline, in order to get moving on signage so it can be installed in advance of the coming tourist season.
All of the group’s meetings are open to the public, and for the time being take place at the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Co-op offices, on South Shore Road.
The March 10 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.