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

We are currently planning for the 2023 Kootenay Lake Summit, an event that gives you the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable individuals about Kootenay Lake, the issues it faces, and steps forward...

Since 2014, we have been working with partners, volunteers, and members of the Harrop-Proctor community to restore the degraded wetland in Harrop BC’s Sunshine Bay Regional Park. Over the last y...

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

 Friendly facts about Kootenay Lake 

154

meters is the maximum depth

5

th largest lake in BC

7771

km2 of drainage area

22

Species of fish

A Soraya Olszewski film

A Message from Kootenay Lake

As friends of Kootenay Lake, we are dedicated to improving the health and stewardship of this waterbody. Together, with our volunteers, members, funders, and supporters we monitor wildlife and water quality, restore important habitats, clean shorelines, educate lake users, and empower local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders. But most importantly, we act as a voice for the lake, to ensure she thrives for future generations.

Be the voice, be a friend. Join us.

Film: Soraya Olszewski

Kootenay Lake Drone Footage: Douglas Noblet