CBWN  Columbia Connector
 June 2016 
Duhamel Watershed Community Forum this Thursday

Kootenay Lake Community Values Survey begins June 15th

Elk River Alliance releases its flood strategy

Lake Windermere Ambassadors welcomes a new Board

Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey releases Spring Count results

Kootenay Conservation Program welcomes new Executive Director, Juliet Craig

Columbia Mountains Institute welcomes new Board President, Carrie Nadeau

... see our CBWN Member News page for these stories and more ...

CBWN/SGRC Mapping Program
Image from SGRC, of SLSS map

Awards Announced  

Summer Mapping Program award recipients are
  • Blewett Watershed Committee
  • Friends of Kootenay Lake Society
  • Slocan River Streamkeepers
  • Wildsight Golden
Select Research Project was awarded to the Columbia Lake Stewardship Society, for a project proposed by Bill Thompson. For details, please see our Mapping Program page on our website.   

This program o
ffered in partnership with Selkirk College,
with the support of the Water and Environment Program of Columbia Basin Trust

We are recruiting!
The Columbia Basin Watershed Network is recruiting a very special set of
volunteers to help us make the most of our Network. We are establishing three Advisory Committees, each with different responsibilities. The Science Advisory will link members to the scientific knowledge they need, the Watershed Education Advisory will help members to promote their watershed education and training and help members that need education and training, and the Network Advisory will work to build the strengths and capacities of the network.
If one of these areas is of special interest to you, please have a look at the description pages, and contact us to ask questions or to nominate yourself!

... contact Tara if you would like to volunteer with the Network 

CBWN Has a New Website!

Please visit our
and let us know what you think.

We hope news about members, events, and grants are easy to find, and we will continue to build out the website with the publications and resources you want to access.

Please let us know if there is something you would like to see!
Email our Coordinator
to let us know!

Aquatic Invasives Updates  

Province of British Columbia Conservation Officers are operating several roving boat inspection stations on the highways in British Columbia.
This spring, infested watercraft have been found entering BC, and many more potentially infested watercraft have been quarantined.  
Stops are required with any watercraft including SUPs, kayaks and canoes.  
With invasive mussels now established in Lake Winnipeg and many prairie waterways, and to the south of us in Arizona, California and throughout the midwest, our 'buffer zone' is growing smaller.Please consider renting a watercraft outside of British Columbia instead of travelling with yours. 

Many invasive plants have significant watershed effects. Animal invasives such as the American Bullfrog could decimate local ecologies. Please note the upcoming American Bullfrog event in Creston on June 21,

Volunteer Opportunities 
In the Revelstoke Area, your regional committee is the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society
In the West Kootenays, watch for Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society
In the East Kootenays, the East Kootenay Invasive Species Council is your regional organization.

Reporting Invasive Species 

For reporting information, contact your regional group, Invasive Species Council of BC, or use the phone numbers and contacts on our website.


For Event updates, please see our Events page on our website.

June 16th, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30
Duhamel Watershed Society Community Forum
moderated by John Cathro
RPFEcole des Sentiers-Alpins 2780 Highway 3a, Nelson BC
(A I Collinson Elementary School)

June 21, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00
Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society and
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

June 21, 2016 12:00 - 1:30 pm
POLIS Project on Ecological Governance

June 29, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00
SWSS AGM & Social 2015
Hidden Creek, near Salmo
Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers

July 5-7, 2016
Castlegar, BC
Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology

September 28-30, 2016
Living Lakes Canada Water Rally
Vancouver BC

September 30 - Oct 1, 2016
Watersheds 2016:  Building Capacity for Collaboration and Watershed Governance in BC
Vancouver, BC
co-hosted by the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, the Fraser Basin Council, and the First Nations Fisheries Council

September 30 - Oct 2, 2016
Glacier National Park
Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network

October 13 - 14  
Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent 
Save the dates!  Fernie, BC. .

Email us about your next event so we can share it here!