Taking care of Kootenay Lake together

Welcome to Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society, a place to learn and take part in your local water.

Learn More

Learn more about what we’re up too, by browsing our current events, blog, or Kootenay lake library.

Get Involved

Take part in the FOKL community by joining an event, making a donation or becoming a volunteer.

FOKLSS Initiatives

Learn more about our key activities on the lake

The Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society have been busy beavers and have developed the following 4 main initiatives to increase stewardship and protection of the Lake:

Water Quality Monitoring, Lake Observations, Report illegal activity, Osprey Nest Monitoring

Kootenay Lake Presentation, Outreach at various community events, Kootenay Lake Library

Convert your altered shoreline to a natural one, Shoreline restoration and resources (Kootenay Lake Partnership’s Shoreline Guidance Document), Wetland restoration

Working with the Kootenay Lake Partnership on the Lake Planning Process currently underway, Kootenay Lake Community Values Study.

News & Blog

FOKLSS News & Stories from the Field

In 2014, Friends of Kootenay Lake received funding from the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program and Environment Canada to help restore the Harrop wetlands in Sunshine Bay Regional Park. With the he...

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN), Provides recourse and networking for educators in the Columbia Basin. Their vision is to have those in the Columbia Basin respect the natura...

Introducing the Proposed Amended Fisheries Act Canadians have called on the government for strong legislation that will protect our fish and fish habitat for future generations. Following extensive co...

Since the creation of FOKLSS in 2012 we’ve come a long way!

A few friendly facts.

320

Fantastic Volunteers

128

Lake Species Monitored

450

Acres of Restored Wetland

800

Water samples / per year

Learn from the local experts

Watch the Video

Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship. Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship. Here is a short film on the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society and the importance of lake stewardship.