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[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....

[caption id="attachment_736" align="alignright" width="200"] Photo Credit: Friends of Kootenay Lake[/caption] The Friends of Kootenay Lake are working with Reel Adventures to monitor water quality in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. There are three stations (by Kokanne Creek, 5 mile narrows, and just downstream of Nelson)...

Thanks to the Nelson Young Naturalists for a great day by the lake. We had a lot of fun at the Water Quality for Kids event last weekend! Here are a couple of  pictures with a Friends of Kootenay Lake  instructor teaching kids about the...