Friends of Kootenay Lake – Fun & Free Events


Summer is here and Friends of Kootenay Lake are planning the following fun free events around the lake:

  • Western Toad Monitoring Workshop in Harrop – This workshop will be lead by amphibian expert Jakob Dulisse and will train citizens how to monitor for western toads.  After the workshop we will be looking for volunteers to conduct regular toad monitoring at the Harrop wetlands from June-September for the next couple of years.
    • July 22nd – 1pm-3pm
    • 16 spots available (8 spaces will be reserved for residents of Harrop and Procter)
    • Event is free but registration required – email to register today
  • Harrop Wetlands Restoration Project Update
    • July 24th – 7pm-8pm
    • Harrop Hall – everyone welcome
  • Wildlife Tree Mapping Workshops – The workshops will teach attendees how to identify important wildlife trees, and record their locations using
    GPS and GIS technology. Wildlife trees are integral to maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Over 70 species of vertebrates depend upon wildlife trees. Osprey and eagles perch on the snags, many birds build nests in their branches, waterfowl nest in the roots, and amphibians use them for shade and shelter.  Mapping and recording important wildlife trees allows for these trees to be protected, in turn protecting vital wildlife habitat. The workshops are located as follows:

    • July 28th – Argenta Community Hall, Argenta, 7pm – 9pm
    • July 29th – Langham Theatre, Kaslo, 7pm – 9pm
    • July 31st – Nelson Rod and Gun Club, Nelson, 7pm – 9pm
    • August 2nd – Gray Creek Hall, Gray Creek, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
    • Event is free but registration required – email or call 250-777-4100 to register today
  • Join us on the boat for water monitoring on the West Arm.  Volunteers needed for the following dates:
    • September 8th  – 7:30am-12:00pm
    • October 13th- 7:30am-12:00pm
    • October 27th-  7:30am-12:00pm
    • email to reserve your space.
  • SAVE THE DATE October 18th for the 2nd Annual Kootenay Lake Summit in Kaslo, B.C.

Special thanks for our funders the Columbia Basin Trust, Environment Canada, Small Change Fund, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Real Estate Foundation of BC, and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program for making these events possible.

Claire de la Salle, BSc

Program Manager- Friends of Kootenay Lake

P: (250)777-2955

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Ingrid has been the owner and editor of The East Shore Mainstreet newspaper since 2002. She lives and works out of her home in Gray Creek alongside her husband Juergen and children Zoe and Luka.

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