Currently in production – Ed Carswell is directing a film on the Kus-kus-sum habitat restoration coordinated by Project Watershed. The film will weave K’omoks First Nation history alongside the work of transforming an industrial site back to a vibrant natural part of the K’omoks Estuary. A key filmmaking component will be to capture engaging interviews and work them seamlessly into the action on the ground.
The vision is to create a vibrant and productive habitat and connect it to Hollyhock Flats, which is adjacent to the site and one of the most productive areas in the K’ómoks Estuary. Project Watershed will need raise $6.5 million, remove 8.3 acres of concrete, recontour and replant with native species. ]
The site was purchased from Interfor in November 2020 and is being held by Project Watershed in trust for the K’ómoks First Nation and the City of Courtenay. The City of Courtenay and the K’ómoks First Nation will be on title as joint owners in the near future.