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Stay updated on all things Kootenay Lake by signing up to our monthly e-newsletter. We share stewardship projects happening on the lake, ways to get involved, important news, and more! Below are our past newsletters.


November| Holiday Gift Giving, Silent Auction, Events, and more!

October| Autumn is here! October Recap

September| Autumn is here! September Recap, Join Our Board

August| We need you! Support the FoKLSS GoFundMe, September Events, Join Our Board!

July| It’s been a busy summer! New team members, CABIN training, Community call outs!

June| It’s Breeding Season, Osprey monitoring recap, farewells, CABIN signup and more!

May| Here’s what’s new at FoKLSS this month…, Kootenay Lake Summit recap, Osprey monitoring report, volunteer opportunities and more!

April |Here’s what YOU did this Earth Month…, Earth month recap, Summit registration, farewells and more!

March | Happy World Water Day, farewell to our Program Manager, cleanups, events, and more!

February | 2022 Sustainability Award, podcast episode, ways to give, Local Lake Blitz, Save the Date for the Kootenay Lake Summit, lake community news, and more!

January | Polar Bear Swim recap, new podcast episodes, World Wetlands Day, volunteer opportunities, events, lake community news, and more!


December | Happy Holiday video from FoKLSS, podcast episodes, events, and more!

November | Polar Bear Swim, Harrop Wetland restoration work, Kootenay Lake Summit survey, For the Love of the Lake video, Holiday gift guide, feedback on the Kootenay Lake DPA review, CKISS invasive mussel program monitoring, lake community news, and more!

October | Restoration begins at Harrop Wetland, Kootenay Lake Summit, native planting at Harrop Wetland, events, lake community news and more

September | Cleanups, water quality monitoring, podcast episode, events and workshops, Kokanee Salmon facts, lake community news.

August | Western toads spotted at Harrop Wetland, Riondel Beach cleanup, monthly giving, FoKLSS Turns 10 event, information about responsible boating and lake stewardship, community news, and more!

July | Osprey monitoring update, CABIN update, new podcast episode, Lake Lovers Program, exclusive merch, beach cleanup, FoKLSS Turns 10 event, lake community news, and more!

June | Race to Alaska Film Screening recap, Shore-spawning kokanee restoration & research project update, Annual General Meeting, CABIN training, volunteer opportunities, and more!

May | Earth Day Cleanup recap, welcome Moriah, farewell Camille, Shore-spawning Kokanee video, new podcast episode, Race to Alaska Film Screening, lake community news, and more.

April | Education days with FoKLSS, 2021 Annual Report, volunteer opportunities, Kootenay Lake Stewardship Challenge, lake community news, and more!

March | Stewardship Coordinator Position, Kootenay Lake Summit recap, Kootenay Lake Stewardship Challenge, Organization of the Month at Kootenay Co-op, volunteer opportunities, and lake news.

February | Registration for Kootenay Lake Summit, retrieving egg capsules at McDonald’s Landing, Polar Bear Swim Recap, local events, ways to support Kootenay Lake, a volunteer opportunity, and lake news.

January | FoKLSS staff update, plans for 2022, Columbia River Treaty Negotiations, Polar Bear Swim postponed, CBEEN events, lake community news, and more.


December | Holiday message, new podcast episode, Harrop Wetland update, Kootenay Lake Summit, 2022 Polar Bear Swim, ways to give this season, and more.

November | Update on Shore-Spawning Kokanee Habitat Restoration project, office update, Water Quality Monitoring program wrap-up, 2021 shoreline cleanup impact, volunteer opportunity, events, and more.

October | Message from our Program Manager, Political Environmentalism Podcast, help plan the 2021 Kootenay Lake Summit, shoreline cleanups, education day, upcoming lakebed cleanup, lake community news, and more!

September | Building Wildlife Resilience around Kootenay Lake Podcast, Amphibian Call workshop, new staff member, wrap up on Osprey monitoring, Nelson Lakeside Dog Walk Cleanup, partner events, lake community news, and more.

August | Two new podcast episodes- Learning the Ropes and Native Plants in the Wild, job opportunity, Osprey monitoring update, Lake Education Day, Prestige Marine Lakebed Cleanup, Nelson Lakeside Dog Walk cleanup, lake community news, and more.

July | Podcasts that are coming soon, Harrop Wetland Community meeting, Creston & Kaslo Markets, Harrop Wetland update, Education Programs update, upcoming markets, partner events, lake community news, and more.

June | Podcast episodes- Dam Curious and Wetland Conservation & Restoration, new Love Your Lake program, AGM recap, two new board members, amphibian monitoring workshop, Osprey monitoring workshop, Harrop Wetland community meeting, partner events, lake community news, and more.

May | Two new podcast episodes- Shoreline Planning and Yogic Stewardship, April cleanup of Kootenay Lake’s East Shore, partnership with Back to Nature Apparel, board member election, new staff member, Osprey nest monitoring workshop, AGM, partner events, lake community news, and more.

April | Two podcast episodes- Stop the Spread and Hydro Logic, job opportunity, wetland education with Selkirk College students, Kokanee Creek beach cleanup, April cleanup of Kootenay Lake’s East Shore, Dewatered Redd Survey, partner events, lake community news, and more.

March | Podcast episodes- Dam Curious and Climate Activism, Kokanee Egg Capsules removed, partner events, lake community news, and more.

January | Two new podcast episodes- Climate Change and Rewilding the System, 2020 Annual Report, partner webinars, lake community news, and more.