Charlotte Lake Landowners & Leaseholders Association
Mandate: To ensure excellent water quality in Charlotte Lake and a wilderness visual ambience.
Projects: Water quality; Maintain riparian areas as natural buffers on the creeks and lakeshore. Habitat concerns: learn about issues from MoE, DFO, Forestry and local landowners (ex. spawning chinook salmon, bulltrout). Education of public: become informed and educate landowners and stakeholders on issues and solutions. Research: coordinate a water-monitoring program to establish a water Quality history or baseline for the watershed. Participate in research projects.
Gavin Lake Forest Education Society
The Gavin Lake Forest Education Society is a not-for-profit group comprised of volunteers from the local mills, Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests staff, local school district staff, and parent volunteers.
We provide a first-class outdoor education facility for school children in the Cariboo Regional District.
The main objectives of the GLFES are to bring youth out to the forests to both learn and recreate, and to be a resource for our surrounding communities of Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House.
Our goal is to preserve the environment of both the lake itself and the surrounding area. Ruth Lake has a very slow turnover of water and is, as a result, very vulnerable to environmental problems. So far we have been fortunate and there has been no noticeable deterioration of water quality.