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Team reflections on recent Xwulqw’selu Connections workshop

Team reflections on recent Xwulqw’selu Connections workshop

On December 5th 2022, Xwuqlw'selu Connections held a small hybrid (online and in-person at the HUB) workshop for folks involved in the Water Sustainability Planning work to learn more about how our project might support and connect to their future plans. We are so...

Making Connections on World Rivers Day

Making Connections on World Rivers Day

Connections are at the heart of what we do.  In celebration of World Rivers Day – held annually on the fourth Sunday in September - we gathered at Bright Angel Park in the forest above the Xwulqw’selu Sta’lo’ (Koksilah River) to connect with people, plants, and...

Celebrate Rivers on September 25 at Bright Angel Park

Celebrate Rivers on September 25 at Bright Angel Park

Every fourth Sunday in September, millions of people in over 100 countries celebrate World Rivers Day. Together, we care about the health of watersheds and appreciate our place in them.  We visit in community with the places where we gather.  We make new connections...

Our project team

Our project team

(Photo by Barry Hetschko) As you can see on our ‘who we are’ and ‘rightsholders and partners’ pages, lots of people and organizations are connected to our project. The core of our project are five worker bees who make the magic happen with frequent meetings,...

2021 field season starting…

2021 field season starting…

August 1st-7, 2021 First week of community monitoring begins!!! Our volunteers have committed to monitoring sites once a week for the next six weeks. Stay tuned for what we learn about the groundwater contribution into the lower watershed tributaries!!

2021 field season hiccups at the start…

2021 field season hiccups at the start…

​July 19th-26, 2021: Admittedly more than a few hiccups but *most* of the dataloggers are in the field recording temperature and conductivity at the mouth of select tributaries! A joint project with the Cowichan Water Board is looking at the inflow from groundwater...