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Join in meaningful discussions at Kootenay Lake Summit

Join the Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society on May 25, 2023 for an evening of learning, connection, and meaningful discussions around land use impacts to Kootenay Lake.

  • Thursday, May 25th, 2023
  • 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. PST
  • Balfour Community Hall in Balfour, BC

The Kootenay Lake Summit is a popular annual event that brings community members, environmental professionals, government representatives, First Nations, Industry personnel and other interest groups together to learn about Kootenay Lake, network, and strengthen the community’s collective capacity to steward our watershed.

This year's event will focus on land use impacts on Kootenay Lake. It features guest speakers, a dinner, and a community discussion for you to voice your concerns and help shape FoKLSS stewardship and education projects for 2024 and 2025.

Admission is $40 which will help support upcoming stewardship and education projects on Kootenay Lake.

The Kootenay Lake Summit is your opportunity to make your voice heard, ask questions, and learn from experts and knowledge keepers about what’s happened, what’s being done, and what we can do to ensure our lake thrives for generations to come.

Special thank you to Nelson & District Credit Union, Columbia Power, Kootenay Savings, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay for making this event possible.

There will also be a silent auction with some amazing prizes donated from Whitewater Ski Resort, Nelson Rowing Club, The Cube, Kootenai Pilates, Backroads Brewing Company, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Marzano, Strutters Boutique, Mary Kay, Savoy Hotel, Want the Clothing Co, Kootenay Crate Company, Nelson olive oil, Oso negro, Kaslo Golf Course, Kaslo Hotel, Granite Pointe Golf, Balfour Golf & Recreation, Cantina del Centro, Valahalla Pure Outfitters.

Head to for more information and to register at this link.

About Friends of Kootenay Lake

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society is a local environmental non-profit whose mission is to improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building, and the empowerment of local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders. Friends of Kootenay Lake provides opportunities for lakeside communities to share information, collaborate, learn about Kootenay Lake, and actively take part in stewarding local ecosystems.