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On October 10 2019, Friends of Kootenay Lake staff along with two volunteers went out on the West Arm to gather data on shore-spawning Kokanee.   Late fall is usually the time when many living systems start to wind down for the...

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...

A reminder to keep an eye out for redds on the shoreline, as Kokanee are spawning between September and October On September 27th FOKLSS went to a known spawning site of shore spawning Kokanee, right at the time when they had...

On Friday September 27th, the FOKLSS team enlisted the help of 19 students from Selkirk College's  Integrated Environmental Planning program to complete maintenance at Duck Bay Wetland These second-year students helped our FOKLSS team fulfill our project goals for year two...

Congratulations to Vicky Issott who is the winner of the 2019 Trash to Art Compeitition, and will be awarded the $200 cash prize! On April 27th 2019, Vicky and a group of volunteers joined us at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park for...

Registration opening soon! Save the date for the 2019 Kootenay Lake Summit that will be hosted at Taghum Hall this winter! What is the Kootenay Lake Summit? This highly anticipated event will feature talks from local leaders in climate science and action, set...

Photo credit: Bill Metcalfe This summer the Prestige Marina opened the first sewage pump-out station on Kootenay lake. Boaters now can safely and conveniently dispose of their waste for a $10 fee. It has been a long time coming and all the...

The Guardian Watch Program is a partnership between local First Nations communities, BC Hydro, and Provincial government agencies to raise awareness about cultural heritage and ecological values on BC Hydro reservoirs The Guardian Watch will be patrolling BC Hydro reservoirs in...

Join the many lake lovers around BC who are strapping their life jackets on and helping to gather important data on lake turbidity! Since 2010, there has been a 47% decline in the number of lakes with Secchi depth readings collected...

Friends of Kootenay Lake has just joined the newly launched Movement Map, as one of over 11,664 organizations working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada. The Movement Map is a project of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation and is a...