An environmental legacy fund has been established in Lake Country.

Environmental society legacy fund established in Lake Country

Funds will go towards the protection and enhancement of the natural surroundings

The Lake Country Environmental Society is dissolving, but its legacy continues.

In a memorandum of understanding the Lake Country Environmental Society agreed to transfer its remaining $4,259 to the District of Lake Country. It will be held in trust and used for projects that protect, remediate or enhance the local environment.

“The society has been a positive force in the community for more than 20 years,” said Stan Brynjolfson, Lake Country Environmental Society president.

“But sadly, our membership has declined in numbers and advanced in years to the point where it is no longer possible to continue.  We hope that with the creation of the legacy fund, we can continue to positively affect the local environment.”

The district has agreed to explore the possibility of enhancing the legacy fund to include donations from the public, estates or other potential donors to help augment the program and keep it sustainable.

The society was a driving force in recycling efforts in Lake Country and helped to facilitate the regional program for automated garbage, recyclable and yard waste collection.  The society has also been actively involved with schools in establishing environmental clubs and projects like tree planting, clean-up days and storm drain marking.

It also assisted the Oceola Fish and Game Club in frequent clean-ups of Middle Vernon Creek;

“We have appreciated the efforts of the society in working with the district on the development of a sensitive ecosystem inventory, mapping of environmentally-sensitive areas and consulting on the official community plan, to name just a few things they’ve been involved with,” said Steve Schaffrick, Lake Country’s director of community & customer services.

“The recent installation of an osprey nest platform at the northeast corner of Wood Lake was another project funded by the Lake Country Environmental Society.”

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kelowna mayor to request RCMP’s ‘unfounded’ sexual assault report

RCMP said the report was completed over a month ago but have yet to release it or make a statement

Criminality not suspected in Ellison trailer fire death

The body was discovered after crews responded to reports of a house fire

Kelowna’s Stuart Park ice rink closes to public on Wednesday

The city said warmer temperatures are to blame for rink’s closure

Kelowna youth accused of killing 16-year-old released with conditions

The young woman was arrested on Feb. 21 and is facing one charge of manslaughter

‘Please be quiet,’ Kelowna Mayor tells sexual assault survivor protesting in council chambers

Forty per cent of sexual assaults reported to Kelowna RCMP in 2019 were deemed ‘unfounded’

Kelowna rescue team comes back home from Australian mission

Brad Pattison’s team spent 33 days rescuing wildlife

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

Interior Health appoints administrator at Summerland Seniors Village

Numerous concerns raised about private seniors care facility

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

North Okanagan ultra athlete ‘hearts’ ice baths

Shanda Hill and father carve stunning creations into ice at Ellison Lake

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Most Read