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:
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.
View or Download Conference Slides
- BCLSS AGM – Curiosity is Key – Presenter Chris Swan
- ENV Stewardship Framework – Presenter Deb Epps
- Community-Based Water Monitoring for Understanding Watersheds – Presenter Raegan Mallinson
- Building Climate Resilience in the Okanagan – Presenter Eva Antonijevic
- Flooding of Lake Okegagan – Effects and Response – Presenter Darryl Arsenault
- Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes – Presenter Al Peatt
- Taking Action to Prevent an Invasive Mussel Nightmare – Presenter Lisa Scott