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We just received $2,500 from the Small Change Fund to host next years 2nd Annual Kootenay Lake Summit! You can also help to support this initiative by going to the link below and donating to help us meet our fundraising goal of $5000. http://smallchangefund.org/projects/kootenay-lake-summit/...

For those of you registered for the Lake Summit this weekend here are the directions to get to the Balfour Community Hall if you are coming from Nelson you take the first right hand turn (Busk Road) after the Ferry turn-off in Balfour.  You follow...

[caption id="attachment_659" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Friends of Kootenay Lake[/caption] On November 9th at the Balfour Community Hall we are hosting the first annual Kootenay Lake Summit.   The Summit will bring together lakeside residents to inspire, educate, identify data gaps, and develop ideas for stewardship projects.  ...

[caption id="attachment_793" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Friends of Kootenay Lake[/caption] Thanks Ken for helping out with the water monitoring. This pictures shows some of the sample bottles we fill and send to Vancouver to get analyzed. Currently we are monitoring: Chlorophyll a Turbidity Total Phosphorus Dissolved Phosphorus Total Nitrogen Nitrate + Nitrite Ammonia Fecal...

[caption id="attachment_785" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Friends of Kootenay Lake[/caption] The peace of the water calms my bones This moment just on loan Wavering light fills eyes bright Breath pause at the sight Depths vast and unknown Many stories go untold The waters history is thick of time Its essence never yours or...

[caption id="attachment_761" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Friends of Kootenay Lake[/caption] Thanks Monica, Daphne, and Sherry for helping out with the water monitoring on Monday. It was a beautiful day out on Kootenay Lake although the conditions were very choppy....