The Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) is a non-profit charitable organization that was established in January of 2001 (Committee Est. 1994). The mandate of the Society is to maintain the quality and health of the Christina Lake Watershed.
The CLSS office is located in the Christina Lake Living Arts Center (Welcome Centre). There is an interpretive gallery as well as the public resource library that has many reports, maps and data for the Christina lake Watershed. The gallery contains various wildlife and nature themed exhibits, an area for kids to learn and colour, a beautiful mural as well as information on invasive species, area ecology and how to live and play safely around wildlife and in our environment.
CLSS keeps busy year round with community outreach and environmental education via the interpretive gallery, summer youth programs; community events such as the Annual Watershed Review and Homecoming, as well as visits to the local schools. We also work in partnership with other organizations to conduct monitoring for invasive species (including the zebra and quagga mussels and northern pike), and facilitate community events such as Lake Clean-up Day, which has occurred since 2000.
Our volunteers have contributed to all aspects of our organization including helping with special events, inventory, and organization of the gallery and office work. As well as field work such as kokanee enumerations and monitoring of our lakes and streams and helping with our native plant nursery and Solar Aquatic System plant maintenance.
The dedication of our volunteers is what allows the CLSS to make a difference in our community, and helps in the conservation of this area for future generations. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Steward, please contact CLSS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-447-2504 or come visit us at our office.
Monthly Meetings: Every third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Welcome Centre (no meetings are held in August and December)
Contact: Stewardship Coordinator at CLSS@shaw.ca or (250)447-2504