BCLSS Conference Summary

BCLSS Conference Summary

British Columbia lakes are facing a variety of pressures, including climate extremes. The BCLSS conference brought together a network of lakeshore residents, environmental professionals, and community groups concerned about lake health to discuss what can be done to preserve, protect, and rehabilitate BC lakes.

Conference attendees heard from experts about flood mitigation; the Love Your Lake program; invasive mussels; the provincial stewardship network; community-based water monitoring; large powerboat impacts on lakes; the importance of observational data while in the field; building climate resilience in the Okanagan; and fish passage improvement.

The field trip was to Aspen Grove Golf Club which has been converted to school sports fields and a community park. Field trip organizer and BCLSS director, Darryl Arsenault, discussed several environmental constraints that had to be addressed during project construction. Participants also took part in planting at the restoration site, with plants donated by XEN.

The BCLSS would like to thank our generous conference sponsors:

Trout Unlimited Canada – Okanagan Chapter

Regional District of Central Okanagan

Okanagan Fisheries Foundation

Xeriscape Endemic Nursery and Ecological Solutions

Mission Hill Family Estate

The BCLSS gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the conference by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Presenters have agreed to share their presentations on our website. Please check back soon.

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