After 16 years of tireless effort from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, the final part of a three-part boating regulation, created to minimize threats to the Columbia Wetland ecosystem and enhance public safety, was enacted today. This precedent setting federal regulation, jointly requested by the BC Ministry of the Environment and local environmental organization Wildsight, … Continued
Save Our Mountain Caribou Petition delivered to Catherine McKenna!
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We’re looking for a 0.6 FTE (24 hours/week) Administrator with a mind for systems and a passion for the environment to work in our regional office! Job Description Wildsight is an environmental charity that works in the East Kootenay of British Columbia. We have an office in Kimberley, five branches in communities across the region, and … Continued
If you saw students down at the Slocan River this spring, nets in hand, getting their feet wet, learning about water quality and the aquatic insects, then you were seeing kids in action, connecting to and discovering their local watershed. This May and June, the Grade 6-8 science students from WE Graham Community School in … Continued
Lucerne School science teacher Signy Fredrickson is all about getting her students outside. So it was no surprise to find her in early June digging holes and planting trees with her grades 7, 8 and 9 students on the banks of Silverton Creek. For the third consecutive year, the Grade 7/8 class from Lucerne has … Continued
Canoe tripping in the spring is my favourite way to explore the Columbia Wetlands. One morning in May, I watched from my canoe as 25 Great Blue Herons circled high before swooping down, arranging themselves one by one in trees that lined the shore, their silhouettes standing high off the tree tops. I was spellbound. … Continued
You have an important opportunity to support a proposed boating regulation limiting boats to 20 hp on the upper Columbia River, extending from Fairmont Hot Springs to Donald, excluding Lake Windermere.
Thank you all, our supporters, funders, partners, members, volunteers and friends for an amazing year. Together, we got kids outside connecting with nature, we trained people to monitor their water, we held farmers’ markets and film festivals, and kept the Jumbo Valley wild for another year! Read about everything we accomplished together here in our … Continued
Our water program, Living Lakes Canada, is co-hosting the 36th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) in Banff from November 1-4, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth with Lake Sustainability. There may be no locale more appropriate to host a discussion on the impact of development on natural … Continued
Happy New Year! Our first year of the Columbia Wetlands Water Bird Survey was a great success, and to celebrate, we wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Over 14,000 individual birds were counted during the spring migration surveys and over 40,000 individual birds were counted during the fall migration surveys. Over 50 citizen … Continued
As 2015 comes to a close and we look toward the new year with hearts full of hope and spirits committed to action, we want to thank you. Thank you for coming out to rallies on freezing cold mornings, for stuffing envelopes, staffing events, writing letters and giving so generously. Happy 2016. With you by … Continued