The quest to protect the Lower Perseverance Creek corridor continues and we have until June 30th to secure our Leadership Fund to make this critical opportunity a reality!
The Cumberland Forest is currently working to protect Lower Perseverance Creek from harvesting. The Leadership Fund will provide the foundation from which we can leverage funding opportunities necessary to achieve this important purchase. We have until June 30th 2021 to finish raising our first $200,000 and thanks to all of you – we’re 1/2 way there.
Lower Perseverance Creek is a biodiversity corridor that links Perseverance Creek to Comox Lake and the Comox Valley’s drinking water source. The riparian wetlands nurture giant Red cedar and Douglas fir. Coho spawn in the lower reaches of the creek and the area offers refuge and safe passage for species big and small from the upland mountains and forests to the lake. From bears and cougars to bats and birds, this corridor is a place for nature to retreat from the pressures of human encroachment on the landscape.
As more and more people (from near and far) head into the trails and forests surrounding Cumberland and Comox Lake to explore and recreate, they unwittingly push back at nature, and take over the spaces that nature needs to thrive – old forests, waterways, wetlands, and riparian zones. Lower Perseverance Creek offers an opportunity for balance. A space for nature to do its thing.
This time sensitive land and water protection project is a big part of Cumberland’s history and an important part of the Comox Valley’s future. Please join us today as a Lower Perseverance Leadership Fund donor.
2. Make a donation specifically for the Lower Perseverance Creek opportunity. It is critical that CCFS has cash in hand to leverage other funders and move quickly. If for any reason the transaction is unable to proceed, these donations will be allocated to restoration projects in the Perseverance Creek Corridor. www.
Visit www.cumberlandforest.com/protect/ and help us continue to make conservation history on Vancouver Island.