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From Dec 26-Jan 7 a portion of your purchase at Sprout Plant-Based Eatery, ROAM, and Back to Nature Apparel will be donated to Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society to help improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake! Make sure to check out these local...

Some of our partner organizations have hosted some really awesome webinars last month and we wanted to share them with you. Dig in! Living Lakes Canada: Indigenous-led Water Relationships within the Columbia Basin Webinar Series This three-part webinar series was organized to make time, space and place...

Harrop Wetland is a small but very important habitat located in Sunshine Bay Regional Park, Harrop, BC. It is considered an ephemeral wetland, meaning it only retains water seasonally and only in wet years, filling primarily by Kootenay Lake floodwaters and precipitation. Since 2013, we have...

As fall comes to an end, so does our season of monitoring Shore-Spawning Kokanee (SSK) Salmon at our restoration site. We had another awesome year and we are looking forward to monitoring in the new year. Kokanee Salmon & Why They Are in Decline Shoreline Spawning Kokanee...

We need more inspiring people like you to join our team of Board of Directors! As a board member, you volunteer your time to provide guidance and feedback at our meetings, help out at our events and workshops, and offer your expertise in all aspects of...

I had the chance to attend my first ever garbage cleanup with Friends of Kootenay Lake on Saturday, October 30th. Not only was I amazed by the different items pulled from the lakebed and off the shoreline, but the number of volunteers who showed up...

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and incredible volunteers, we recently wrapped up another successful year of Watershed Monitoring. This program utilizes the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Inventory Network (CABIN) national water quality monitoring protocol to assess water quality through the collection and analysis of macroinvertebrate aquatic...

Our Lake Education Program aims to empower and inspire younger generations to care about local watersheds and learn why protecting them are so important. Back in September, staff member Kayla met up with Grade 8/9 students from J.V Humphries School in Kaslo to discuss water quality...

On a beautiful and sunny Friday afternoon, 10 volunteers and FOKLSS staff gathered at the Nelson Dog Walk to clean up the shoreline. The goal of this cleanup was to make this area safer for dogs and our community. Nelson Dog Walk is littered with glass...