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BC Rivers Day is September 23, 2018. To celebrate, Our Water BC has developed a River IQ challenge. Once you have completed the challenge you are able to enter your details to be in the draw to win great prizes from #MEC...

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 help of many amazing community members and volunteers, the...

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 natural environment and engage in sustainable activities. Environmental education is a long-term...

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 consultation, the government heard from thousands of Canadians, including over 200 Indigenous groups,...

[caption id="attachment_2180" align="alignright" width="375"] Water mural painted by students at the Youth Water Festival, 2018[/caption] On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society hosted Nelson’s first-ever Youth Water Festival at Lakeside Park. Drawing over 430 students from eight...

  The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society is soliciting a statement of qualification from individuals or firms interested in providing herbicide contracting services. Proposals shall be submitted to the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society, Attention: Jennifer Vogel, at admin@ckiss.ca. Proposals submitted after the...

On Saturday April 28th, the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) hosted 16 students from the Integrated Environmental Planning Program at Selkirk College for a shoreline restoration day. Integrated Environmental Planning Instructor, Brenda Beckwith, brought students from the Castlegar campus...

  Over Earth Day Weekend FOKLSS helped create three different beach cleanups and joined the Eco Society's Earth Day Parade in Nelson, BC. On Sunday, April 22nd we had over 100 volunteers join us in cleaning the beach at Kokanee Creek Park! One...