Year in Review

Articles and posts from 2021

Year in Review

Welcome 2022!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the BC Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS). The BCLSS was formed by limnologists in 1997 in response to increased public requests for information on lakes and lake stewardship. We are grateful for all of our members and stewards throughout the province that share our vision of clean, healthy lakes.

Below you will find a review of our 2021 articles and posts. Our Annual Report on our society and its programs will come out later this year. Please spread the word about the BCLSS to anyone  interested in lakes and encourage them to sign up for our newsletter. We look forward to further expanding and strengthening lake stewardship in 2022!

2021 Articles and Posts

Forum: Boating on BC Lakes – A Diverse Future
The BCLSS, Living Lakes Canada, and Lake Windermere Ambassadors hosted an online forum to discuss the environmental impacts of boating, regulatory issues, and potential solutions.

Speakers that shared their knowledge and expertise included:

Heather Larratt, Larratt Aquatic Consulting Ltd.
Darryl Arsenault, Arsenault Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Alan Drinkwater, Decibel Coalition
Shannon McGinty, Lake Windermere Ambassadors
Georgia Peck, Living Lakes Canada
Captain Mark Fry, Templar Marine Group Ltd.

If you missed the forum and would like the recording, it can be found here.

The Public Release of the Kal Lake Boat Study by Larratt Aquatic Consulting Ltd. can be found here.

Also see Residents want wakeboard boats banned on Heffley Lake.

Spotlight on Stewardship

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society
The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) is a group with a mission to preserve the ecological health and water supply of Columbia Lake for present and future generations through scientific investigation, collaboration, and outreach.

Lake Windermere Ambassadors
The Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) are a group of dedicated individuals, committed to bringing the lake and surrounding community together for the benefit of all. The society strongly promotes community involvement and they offer many opportunities for the public to engage in stewardship activities surrounding Lake Windermere. Lake Windermere is located in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia.

BCLSS Director, Dr. Rick Nordin, Receives Saanich Environmental Award
The BC Lake Stewardship Society is pleased that Dr. Rick Nordin, BCLSS Vice-President, was selected to receive the 2021 Saanich Environmental Award in the Long Term Environmental Achievement category.

2021 Secchi Dip-In Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Secchi Dip-In!

In 2021, we received data from 37 lakes around the province. To see which lakes are on the map, click here.

The Secchi Dip-In is an annual event that takes place during Lakes Appreciation Month. It is an international event where volunteer monitors across North America collect a “snapshot” of the water quality in their local lakes.

The 2021 Secchi Dip-In Report can be found here.

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