Stormwater Treatment Wetland

We are currently working on a new wetland in Nelson, BC that will naturally treat stormwater before it flows into Kootenay Lake. By slowing down stormwater runoff and filtering it down into the ground, wetlands give natural biological processes time to break down pollutants. To establish the wetlands, we are stabilizing the shoreline by planting native species and pulling out invasive weeds. We’re training citizen scientists to monitor water quality before and after the shoreline is stabilized, and teaching students and community members about the process hands-on. Not only will the wetland improve water quality in Kootenay Lake, but it will promote and nurture a strong water stewardship ethic in the community. This project is in partnership with Friends of Kootenay Lake, the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society and Know Your Watershed.

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