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Get out, get dirty with Friends of Kootenay Lake

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
April 18th, 2022

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society is organizing shoreline cleanups happening this week on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 24th.

Friends of Kootenay Lake said in a media release that this is a great opportunity for people to get outside, connect with other lake lovers, and clean their favourite lake in preparation for summer.

The Earth Day Cleanup at East Nelson Shoreline is schedule for Friday, April 22 between 10 a.m. and noon.

Friends of Kootenay Lake said volunteers will be split into two groups to tackle two different locations:

  • the shoreline in front of the RCMP office
  • the Old Kootenay Forest Products Site near John’s Walk

This is a great opportunity to give back to Kootenay Lake by cleaning up the shorelines of East Nelson, said Friends of Kootenay Lake.

Sunday, April, 24, Friends of Kootenay Lake is hosting a Fence Deconstruction and Highway Cleanup at South Kootenay Lake from 1-4:30 p.m.

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society, Trails for Creston Valley Society, Creston Rod and Gun Club, Wildsight, and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are planning to decommission a fence at south Kootenay Lake for the benefit of wildlife and connectivity, and a subsequent highway cleanup in the vicinity.

Friends of Kootenay Lake said old, derelict or unused fencing creates an often-dangerous barrier for wildlife moving across the landscape.

Friends of Kootenay Lake said volunteers will split into teams, tackling different sections of fencing — one or two teams will work on cleaning trash along the highway.

To learn more about these events and sign up to volunteer, visit


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