12 Mile Storage annual garage sale a success!

  12 Mile Storage hosted the 3rd annual North Shore Community Garage Sale on May 28 and has generously donated $500 including all collected vendor fees to West Kootenay EcoSociety for our operation of the Kokanee Creek Nature Centre. The Kokanee Creek Nature Centre opens its 2016 season on July 2 and delivers educational activities about the Kootenay wilderness to the thousands of visitors…

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Happy Bears at Kokanee Creek Park

  They made it! A black bear sow and her cub spent last fall eating Kokanee at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Often bears feeding this close to people learn to eat garbage or visitor food if it is available and end up being destroyed as safety risks. But these bears fed on salmon in front of park visitors without approaching visitors, eating campground food or park garbage. Staff of B.C.…

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Member Spotlight: Sue Skidmore is a proud mom and gramma

by Sue Skidmore We all join the West Kootenay EcoSociety for different reasons…my push was alcohol. There, I hope I got your attention. I joined the EcoSociety as a member and have started taking on a few “baby-steps” volunteer jobs, like writing this blog, but it took me a while to get to this point.  Contrary to how this sounds, drinking does not play a big part in my life but making new…

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Environmental Initiatives Program

CBT Awards Grants for EcoSociety Programs

Columbia Basin Trust will award nearly $40,000 in grants to support two of West Kootenay EcoSociety's programs in 2013. The funds were awarded through the Environmental Initiatives Program. The grants will support EcoSociety's efforts to maintain and improve the values of Kootenay Lake through the Friends of Kootenay Lake program, which is a partnership with Wildsight and the Kootenay Lake…

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Save the Salmon Petition

Fight to save wild salmon heats up Sign the petition to protect wild salmon. The report of the Cohen Commission highlights the danger penned salmon farming poses to wild fish. There is growing evidence of exotic viruses spilling out of salmon feedlots, infecting passing wild salmon. Justice Bruce Cohen recently released recommendations of his…

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Kokanee Eco-Camp 2012 poster

Eco-Camps 2012

West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting an Eco-Camp at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park this summer for kids aged 9-12.  Through fun-filled activiites, we will explore nature with games, hikes, art, and journaling. Learn to identify local birds and bugs, as well as native plants and their traditional uses. Gain experience in animal tracking and observation, solve nature mysteries, and practice…

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