PROPONENT: Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS)
DESCRIPTION: The CLSS aims to help the understanding of how residential and human development, climate change, invasive and problematic species and recreational activity are impacting Columbia Lake through scientific investigation, collaboration, and outreach. The overall goal of the CLSS and their lake water monitoring and education programming is to improve the community’s knowledge of water resources and the steps that can be taken to protect them. Three main activity areas are their focus: Water quality monitoring, water quantity monitoring, and community and stakeholder education.
OBJECTIVE: The objectives and goals for the CLSS’s Water Monitoring and Environmental Education Project directly supports their vision and mission for Columbia Lake to become an example of the balance that can exist between nature and the needs of communities. Project objectives fall under the following areas (1) Water quality and quantity monitoring, (2) Conservation and resource protection, and (3) Education and Environmental stewardship.
Future projects will benefit from the data that will be collected, creating efficiency and strength in relationships throughout organisations and partnerships.