Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems in BC. The Cowichan Bay Estuary provides much habitat to juvenile salmon and other important small marine species, with its lush eelgrass beds and dynamic tidal waters. After a causeway was developed in the estuary roughly 50 years ago, many restoration projects have been underway to restore the natural flows of the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers to the estuary, providing further habitat for juvenile salmon. NCC is proud to join other conservation organizations working in the area and to contribute to the ongoing habitat restoration work through volunteer events.
Decodon, pontederia and buttonbush (Photo by Caroline Tanguay/NCC)