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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...

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...

September 17th Cleanup Recap On September 7th, volunteers and FOLKSS staff did a shoreline clean up near Chahko Mika mall. In a span of two hours, they filled a giant garbage bag with cigarette butts, cans, newspaper, food containers, food wrappers and more.     The most common item found...

On Sunday, August 1st, the FoKLSS team along with some Harrop community members joined Tom Biebighauser, Wetland Designer from Kentucky and Norm Allard, Wetland Restoration Project Manager from the Yaqan Nukiy Band in Creston, to assess the status of the Harrop Wetland. The purpose of this...