Mandate: The Friends of Gardom Lake is an informal group of people who are property owners, residents, or frequent visitors to the Gardom Lake area. We believe that the lake and its surrounding foreshore form a unique environment for the lives and interactions of plants, trees, fish, wildlife and people. We pursue ways cherishing and preserving the natural, historical and economic values of this environment for the benefit of both the ecosystem within it and the people who are connected to it.
Mandate: To preserve, maintain and improve the ecological condition of the watershed; promote the orderly development of a natural residential recreational area; prevent damage to or interference with the purity of the waters of the watershed as the source of domestic drinking water for members of the society.
Projects: Water quality testing; applying for Community Watershed Status; initiatives for forest fire reduction in the watershed.
Heffley Lake Community Association
The Heffley Lake Community Association was formed in Dec. 2004 and currently has 65 members (or about two thirds of the lake property owners)
Mandate: The Lake Stewardship Committee sees its mandate as protecting, monitoring and enhancing water quality, wild-life habitat and lake-shore visual aesthetics.
Water testing, both Secchi and Level two (with the Min of Env)
Annual TD Canada Trust lake shore clean-up
Ongoing meetings with the Ministry of Environment and other ministries regarding items of mutual interest.
Education eg. loon and other bird nesting sites, boating behavior, shore line protection etc.
Attending annual BCLSS conferences
Workshops led by local experts eg. bird watching
Monitoring public access campsites and boat launches
The Highland Valley Outdoor Association has been in existence since 1976. They groom and maintain 36 km 0f Cross-Country Ski Trails and have a lake committee that monitors fish stock & pH levels (working with the provincial ministry) and also maintains/runs the spawning channel. The first Sunday of every April, the group hikes down the hills to Savona to count sheep and other wildlife.
Other activities: annual BBQ and lake clean up held each June; general meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Seniors Centre at 7:30 pm; annual banquet held each March/April at the Black Bull Pub.
Pavilion Lake Residents & Property Owners Association
The Pavilion Lake Residents & Property Owners Association was incorporated in 1977. The objectives of the society are:
To promote all matters for the welfare and comfort of the residents and property owners of Pavilion Lake.
To enable all residents and property owners to benefit from municipal services, protection of the environment, fire protection and television.
To advise the Provincial Government through the Regional District of the needs of the residents and property owners and also of the assistance available to the government from the residents and property owners.
To do everything incidental and necessary to promote and attain the foregoing objects through the area of Pavilion Lake.