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Registration opening soon! Save the date for the 2019 Kootenay Lake Summit that will be hosted at Taghum Hall this winter! What is the Kootenay Lake Summit? This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of...

Photo credit: Bill Metcalfe This summer the Prestige Marina opened the first sewage pump-out station on Kootenay lake. Boaters now can safely and conveniently dispose of their waste for a $10 fee. It has been a long time coming and all the users of Kootenay Lake have...

The Guardian Watch Program is a partnership between local First Nations communities, BC Hydro, and Provincial government agencies to raise awareness about cultural heritage and ecological values on BC Hydro reservoirs The Guardian Watch will be patrolling BC Hydro reservoirs in order to educate reservoir users...

Join the many lake lovers around BC who are strapping their life jackets on and helping to gather important data on lake turbidity! Since 2010, there has been a 47% decline in the number of lakes with Secchi depth readings collected during the BC Secchi Dip-In....

Friends of Kootenay Lake has just joined the newly launched Movement Map, as one of over 11,664 organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada. The Movement Map is a project of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation and is a resource that will help connect...

From July 4th - August 4th every membership purchase or renewal will receive a coupon for 15% off a FoKLSS hat and a free sticker! You can buy online or in person at our many outreach events this month You can find us at Kootenay Co-op on...

This year Friends of Kootenay Lake went to Tiny Lights Music Festival in Ymir, BC for the first time. It was a great place to connect with people from all around the area. In particular lots of kids came to spin our Lake Wheel of...

We had our annual Youth Water Festival on June 6th at Lakeside Park. 250 students grade 1-6 came down despite a bit of rain to learn about Water Stewardship actions happening around the lake. Six different local environmental non-profits showcased booths, each one with hands-on and...

On Monday, June 3rd FoKLSS held our 7th Annual AGM at the beautiful Queens Bay Church (pictured above). We had about 20 people attend including staff and board members. We all enjoyed delicious muffins from Dominion Cafe and the musical talents of Dawna McLennan, whose harp...