On Monday, January 7th, from 7 – 9 P.M., the Comox Valley Water Watch Coalition (CVWWC) will hold its next public education meeting. Featured guest will be Trevor Wicks of Parksville.
The meeting will be held at Best Western Westerly Hotel in the Comox Room in Courtenay.
Wicks has lived and worked in the Parksville / Qualicum Beach area for 27 years. He is actively involved in land and water management, land use planning and participates in many committees and organizations. His passion is the advancement of knowledge and information relating to sustainable water resources and watershed management.
He will address watershed issues based on his work with the Arrowsmith Watershed, which supplies drinking water to almost 50,000 people on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. Surface and groundwater distributed from mostly unprotected sources can prove a challenge for water purveyors and many thousands of private property owners. Watershed protection, storm-water management, retention, rainwater harvesting, water quantity and quality issues will be addressed with a power point presentation. Climate change, the regional influences on climate and changes to natural ecosystems and hydrology will also be discussed.