FoKLSS Receives 2022 Sustainability Leader Award

FoKLSS Receives 2022 Sustainability Leader Award

A huge thank you to all of our volunteers, members, supporters, and funders for helping us protect Kootenay Lake for the last 10 years! This award goes out to YOU.

Article from Nelson Star: 

Nelson City council gave out three annual Sustainability Leadership Awards at its Jan. 31 meeting.

In presenting an award to the Friends of Kootenay Lake Society, Mayor Janice Morrison said some of the group’s recent accomplishments include restoring 100 square metres of shore spawning kokanee habitat at Six Mile, restoring 3,500 square metres of wetland at Harrop, and motivating local communities to get involved in the stewardship of the lake.

“They have a stream monitoring program and have certified dozens of community members to monitor water quality,” Morrison said. “They have expanded the osprey nest monitoring program by 30 per cent, developed a podcast series with 20 episodes, and cleaned over 10,000 pounds of trash from lake shorelines.”

The society’s Kayla Tillapaugh, receiving the award, said, “We are a small team of three women and a small board of eight people, and it feels really good to be recognized.

“This award really goes out to our amazing community, which we are so grateful to be immersed within. It is really our funders including governments and foundations and local business who donate and sponsor, and our amazing and wonderful volunteers.”

Read the full article and other recipients of the Sustainability Leadership Award here.

Photo: Bruce Morrison from the Nelson Star