Our Mission

The Beaufort Watershed Stewards work to promote the health and resilience of local watersheds in the Beaufort Range and to ensure the quality and quantity of fresh water for the future.

Watershed Health Report Card 2021

Protecting our Forests: Tools for Action

The Land

We respectfully acknowledge that the watersheds we depend on are on the Unceded Traditional Territory of the K’ómoks, Pentlatch and Qualicum First Nations, the traditional keepers of this land.

Announcing: BWS Interactive Web Maps !

Searchable maps of the aquifers on the eastern slopes of the Beaufort Mountain Range. This work is the result of Beaufort Watershed Stewards’ collaboration with the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University

2D Map of BWS Sampling Sites

3D Satellite Map of Watersheds



PO Box 253, Union Bay, BC V0R 3B0

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Our Video

Family Watershed Day

The Comox Valley Conservation Partnership sponsored a fun day for families to get out in Puntledge Park, learn about various conservation groups in the valley, and see some salmon coming up the Puntledge. It was a great day with games for kids and a chance for the adults to indulge …

Treasures of Stream Time

It seems so long ago, but it’s only been six years since a few of us in Fanny Bay began wondering how climate change might affect our water supply. This idle pondering led to the formation of a watershed stewardship group. At first, we thought the Wilfred Creek Watershed Stewards …

A Tale of Two Creeks

The drought drags on and things continue to get drier and drier and drier. It’s the first week of August and it’s a welcome treat to visit our stream sampling sites. Shady little oases of resilience, they provide respite. The air feels moist, the bushes and vines have exploded in …

Profile: Pam Lengyel

Ours is a hard-working bunch. At the same time, we like to have a good laugh. In that regard Pam Lengyel is probably the quintessential BWS board member. Pam works as hard as anyone and she is never lacking for comments, jokes or stories that make us laugh. A lot! …

Refundables: A Major Operation

For those of you following the activities of Beaufort Watershed Steward, you may already be aware that refundables (cans, bottles, certain dairy and tetra pack containers) are a key source of revenue for BWS. We have an impressive collection, sorting and delivery process run under the careful guidance of Lise …