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October 2019

BCLSS: Understanding BC Lakes in Changing Times

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019

October 4th-6th Oceola Fish and Game Club, Winfield BC Our lakes are facing a variety of pressures, including climate extremes. This conference will bring together a network of those concerned about lake health to address these challenges and discuss what can be done to preserve,…

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Spotlight on Shore-spawners

October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring talks from Fish Biologist Jeff Burrows and Kokanee Creek Nature Centre's Senior Naturalist Joanne Siderius, this evening event will offer informative presentations on the biology and behavior of shore-spawning kokanee, as well as the challenges they are currently facing on Kootenay Lake. Admission is…

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November 2019

7th Annual Kootenay Lake Summit: Kootenay Lake in a Changing Climate

November 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Discussing the impacts of climate change on Kootenay Lake. With presentations by local researchers, climate scientists, and non-profits.   This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set to the beautiful backdrop of the Kootenay River! The Kootenay…

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April 2020

Columbia Mountain Institute: Amphibian Inventory & Monitoring Techniques

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

This introductory course provides students with an opportunity to improve their amphibian species identification and handling skills, learn about survey design and standard inventory and monitoring techniques, and get hands-on experience surveying for amphibians in a variety of settings. This 1.5 day course will include…

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3rd Annual Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm

Comox Valley 2020: 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate Symposium: Climate Change, Collaboration and Restorative Landscapes Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020 Courtenay, British Columbia Information: Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC Tel.: 604-947-2911. Email:    

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May 2020

Yasodhara Ashram: The Art of Participatory Leadership workshop

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - May 9 @ 2:00 pm

This leadership training opportunity is hosted as a partnership between CBEEN and Selkirk College. Hosted on the beautiful shores of Kootenay Lake, workshop patricipants will take a deep dive into three days of hands-on learning and skill building in the Art of Hosting. Come away…

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Osprey Monitoring Workshop on May 18th

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Register for the first-ever Friends of Kootenay Lake Osprey Monitoring Webinar! The first week of April marks the return of the high flying, deep diving and fish-loving Osprey (pandion haliaetus). These birds migrate here from Central and South America, returning to their nests along the Kootenay…

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June 2020

Join us online for our 2020 AGM

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get up to speed on what Friends of Kootenay Lake has been up to Join us for our first online AGM on June 3rd at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Through these challenging times, we here at FOKLSS have been keeping ourselves busy by planning…

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July 2020

Friends of Kootenay Lake CABIN Field Assistant Training Workshop

July 29 @ 8:30 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society offers a CABIN Field Assistant Training for Kootenay Lake residents Register here by July 20th! Note: Due to limited spaces, those who register will be contacted by our team to determine their ability and interest in continuing to monitor…

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August 2020

Kokanee Habitat Enhancement Project Information Session

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Want to know more about Friends of Kootenay Lake's Shore-spawning Kokanee Habitat Enhancement Project?   On August 25th between 10:00 - 10:45 am, join us for a virtual information session hosted by Program Manager Camille LeBlanc. In this one hour session, you will learn why…

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