February 2017

BCLSS Loonie News


Coming Soon....New BCLSS Website!

If you have visited the BCLSS website lately you may have noticed that the site is undergoing some changes. We are excited that our new website will be up and running this spring. Stay tuned!


Spring is just around the corner, so now is the time to keep an eye on the lake ice!  If you have been recording ice-on and ice-off data for your lake, please ensure you submit the information to the BCLSS office after you have completed your observations this spring.  If you are in need of a data form, please visit our website here.

NALMS 2017: Finding Balance

The North American Lake Management Society Symposium will take place November 6 - 9, 2017 in Westminster, Colorado.

Finding Balance is the key to managing our lakes, watersheds, and even day-to-day relationships with people. Come to NALMS 2017 in Colorado to hear fascinating lake talks, see the mountains, and network.

The call for abstracts is now open. More information can be found


Funding Opportunities

Mountain Equipment Co-op
MEC's Community Contribution program conducts two grant cycles annually. The spring deadline is March 10, 2017.

More information can be found

The Vancouver Foundation
Develop grants are short-term grants to help project teams explore complex social issues and to develop viable projects that might address these issues through social innovation. The deadline for Environment & Animal Welfare grants is April 13, 2017.

More information can be found here.


Lake News and Information

Entire Bow River watershed now infected with whirling disease

Plan to remove all fish from Banff lake to stop deadly whirling disease reaches environmental assessment phase

A Wind Farm in the Great Lakes? Let’s Give it a Twirl.

See Mammoth 'Hole' Open In This Lake

Where is the poop in Vernon's water coming from? Genetic testing aims to find out



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