Living Lakes Canada

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Non-Profit Organization
Conservation Neighbourhood Columbia ValleyCreston-PurcellsDuncan-Trout LakeElk ValleyGoldenKootenay LakeKootenay Lake West ArmLower ArrowLower Columbia RiverSlocan ValleySouth CountrySouth Selkirks-SalmoUpper ArrowUpper Kootenay River Valley
Focuses Citizen ScienceEcosystem Restoration/EnhancementEducation/OutreachWater policyWater quality/quantity monitoring
Regional District RDCKRDEK

Our Mission:

To maintain a national network to protect, restore and rehabilitate the health of lakes, wetlands, rivers, other water bodies, and watersheds in Canada.

Our Vision:

To empower people to take care of the water they depend on.

In 2010, with the participation of Global Nature Fund and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, Wildsight launched Living Lakes Canada (LLC). Living Lakes Canada is a joint initiative of Wildsight, Global Nature Fund, and Lake Winnipeg Foundation that focuses on empowering ordinary people to take care of the water they depend on. We train stewardship groups in the Columbia Basin and beyond to monitor the water in their beloved lakes, rivers and streams, we connect their data to academic research and use it to form recommendations to guide policy. LLC is part of Living Lakes International, a global network of non-government associations. Through the LLC network, organizations connect to collaborate in the monitoring, protection, restoration and policy development for long-term protection of Canada’s water bodies.