In 2021, the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund contributed to the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society fundraising campaign to acquire the land on the upslope of Cottonwood Lake. Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society Photo

Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP), which works in partnership with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) to administer the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund, is now accepting applications for 2023 projects. Applications can be submitted by non-profit organizations and Indigenous nations for projects within the participating areas. Community groups and individuals can partner with an eligible organization to apply. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. PT on October 28, 2022. If you have a new project idea, it is highly recommended that you contact the KCP Program Director prior to submitting an application to discuss your project idea.

To learn more about the KLLCF and how to apply please visit For phone or email inquiries, contact KCP Program Director Juliet Craig at 250-352-2260 or


Juliet Craig
Program Director
Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP)