When thinking of environmental initiatives, Project Watershed is never far from one’s mind, so it comes as little surprise that the 2020 Environmental Leadership Local Hero comes from the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society.
Jennifer is the estuary co-ordinator and staff biologist at the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society. Her vision, passion and unwavering commitment to protect and restore coastal and freshwater habitats in the Comox Valley is truly inspiring. Jennifer has huge visions for habitat protection and restoration and has intimate knowledge of each and every stream, stretch of shoreline and coastal habitat in our beautiful Comox Valley. Jennifer is one of the key driving forces behind much of the work done by the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and her work and commitment to environment in the Comox Valley epitomizes the essence of this award.
Beatrice Proudfoot was an assistant to Jennifer at Project Watershed, and said Jennifer’s mentorship was an invaluable experience.
“ I feel very fortunate to (have learned) from her and be mentored by her. No project is too small or large with Jennifer – from the smallest restoration project to large interconnected projects that together support entire watersheds – and all are important. Jennifer’s vision and commitment to habitat stewardship and restoration in the Comox Valley is truly incredible and I think we as a community are so very fortunate to have Jennifer working so hard for our estuary and watershed. She is a true leader and advocate for the species and habitats that cannot speak for themselves.”