Kootenays Lake Stewardship Groups

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society

Jimsmith Lake Community Association

Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Rosen Lake Ratepayers Association

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society

St. Mary Valley Rural Residents' Association

Toby Benches Society (Lake Lillian)

Tie Lake Property Owners' Association

The Tie Lake Property Owners’ Association (TLPOA) was formed over the 2005 Thanksgiving weekend to “monitor, preserve, promote and foster water quality and quantity and safe recreational practices of Tie Lake”. Today it has a membership of some 70 property owners. Annual meetings are held on the Monday of the Victoria Day weekend. On the Saturday of the same weekend the residents undertake a project to gather and dispose of debris that has accumulated along the lake shoreline and adjacent roads over the winter.

In the two years since its formation TLPOA has participated in the BCLSS Level 1 water quality and Ice-in/Ice-out monitoring programs. During 2007 a more advanced program of water quality monitoring and analysis was initiated. Other projects include: erection of four new “Please Keep Tie Lake Safe” information signs at various locations around the lake, email circulation of a newsletter on a regular basis and active participation in local crime and fire prevention programs.

Village Of Canal Flats

Wasa Lake Land Improvement District

Mandate: The WLLID is a duly elected body that has letters of patent granted by the provincial government for water quality and quantity control of Wasa Lake. As such, it gives this community a political voice and right to question any activity that affects the lake.

Projects: Workshop 2003 – Wasa Lake Water in co-operation with the Living by Water Project; lake and well testing in co-operation with WLA; lake testing in co-operation with Interior Health; permit applications for foreshore alterations in co-operation with WLA; education with the community of Wasa regarding water issues.