Spring arrives, renewing appreciation of the Cowichan watershed

Well below the radar in global news overshadowed by looming war and natural disasters, at 4:21 p.m., March 20, the sun lined up with the equator, marking Spring’s arrival.

Well below the radar in global news overshadowed by looming war and natural disasters, at 4:21 p.m., March 20, the sun lined up with the equator, marking Spring’s arrival.

It is the time of bird song, renewal of energy, and a time to appreciate all that we have here in the Cowichan.

A week and a half ago at a meeting of watershed folks in Winnipeg, my appreciation of the grandeur of our watershed was reinforced.

I was last to stand up to talk about the Cowichan.

As I flashed up the initial slides there were actual gasps at the sheer beauty of our landscape.

As for fish and wildlife it also seems chinook salmon trump walleye every time in the wonder-of-it-all department.

Stewardship is increasingly becoming top of mind.

The Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship group is making great strides.  It’s now an official society, with a website at  http://cowichan-lake-stewards.ca.

In addition, the Cowichan Watershed Board recently received access to some Gas Tax Funding, and is planning a meeting at Lake Cowichan in the coming weeks.

Please read the Gazette for more news of this in the next couple weeks.