Youth and Ecological Restoration

Helping vulnerable youth build healthy community relationships with both the human and natural worlds.

Through restoring local watersheds with community members,
youth gain a sense of worth, belonging and place.



Youth & Ecological Restoration (YER) is celebrating three events on February 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Upper Native Sons Hall. YER has now been operating in the Comox Valley for fifteen years; the new YER video will be shown; and YER founder Wendy Kotilla has achieved a University of Victoria (UVic) 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

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University of Victoria Award

I have been nominated to receive an award as 2018 Distinguished Alumni for University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies.  The attached photo and biography will be published as part of the awards ceremony on February 5, 2019. I am incredibly honoured to be...

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Youth Lead Millard Creek Fisheries Tour

Join us for the Youth and Ecological Restoration (YER) youth led fisheries tour at 3300 Fraser Road on August 26th at 12:00 pm. This a YERII project funded by Ministry of Children and Family Development and Millard Piercy Watershed Stewards (MPWS) (

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Millard Creek Headwaters Youth Tour 2018, August 3rd at 12pm

Two youth from Youth and Ecological Restoration (YER) ( will be immersed in a five-day YERII project to learn about Millard Creek headwaters and the long-term water study.  Tim Ennis of Latitude Conservation Solutions, Shiva Farjadian from GW Solutions and Wendy Kotilla, YER Coordinator will share knowledge with the youth.

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Nymph Falls Nature Park Youth Tour July 6th

On Friday, July 6th at 12:00 pm two youth from the Youth and Ecological Restoration Program (YER) will lead a 60 minute public tour at Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), Nymph Falls Nature Park.  This YER, Phase II project is funded by BC Ministry of Children and...

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