Call for Friends of Kootenay Lake Advisory Council Members!

Call for Friends of Kootenay Lake Advisory Council Members!

Call for Friends of Kootenay Lake Advisory Council Members!

 Do you love Kootenay Lake?  Are you a community member who wants to be a local leader in water stewardship? 

The Friends of Kootenay Lake (FOKL) invites community members to be a part of their volunteer Lake Advisory Council.  The mission of FOKL is to protect the fish and wildlife habitat of Kootenay Lake while supporting economic, recreation and traditional uses.  FOKL is working hard to give community members the tools they need to protect their own water resources.  Their initiatives include:

  1. Lake Education – Hosting annual Lake Summit, Lake Keeper Workshops, hosting an outreach booth at markets and festivals
  2. Lake Governance – Working with the Kootenay Lake Partnership on a lake planning initiative
  3. Shoreline Restoration – Working with the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Council to host an annual Earth Day shoreline restoration event.
  4. Lake Watchers Program – Engaging community members to conduct Water quality monitoring, wildlife surveys, and raptor nest and brood count surveys

The current Lake Advisory Council is made up of individuals who represent a diverse cross-section of interests on the lake including industry, recreation, First Nations, government, shoreline homeowners, and the environment.  At the 1st Annual Kootenay Lake Summit in 2013 FOKL heard from residents that they would like a greater say in what lake issues FOKL addresses.   In response to this feedback, FOKL is looking for 3 additional members for the Lake Advisory Council from residents that live in the north, south, and West Arm of the lake.

Lake Advisory Council members must be willing to attend a minimum of 3 meetings a year and take an active role to support FOKL’s initiatives.  Applications are due March 15th, 2014. To apply please send your resume/bio with a brief statement explaining why you would like to take part in the Lake Advisory Council to our Program Manager at

A special thanks to our Funders the Columbia Basin Trust, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and the Real Estate Foundation of BC for making FOKL possible!


Claire de la Salle – Program Director