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

How to Swim Like a Polar Bear   So you’ve picked up your Polar Bear Swim pledge form, and collected pledges from your friends, family, and coworkers with the promise that you will immerse yours...

FOKLSS is teaming up with Kootenay Co-Op Radio again this year to host the 2020 New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim at Lakeside Park in Nelson from 11am – 1 pm! Participating is easy: Pick up a ple...

It is our pleasure to introduce our new Program Manager Camille LeBlanc. Camille has been our tireless Environment Manager for the past 8 months. Maybe you have chatted with Camille at an outreach eve...

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

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.