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CLRSS Events

Next Regular Meeting


Aug.  12th

6:30 PM


Country Grocer

Meeting Room

Lake Cowichan

Click here for draft agenda!

Minutes of Last Meeting, click here!

2019 AGM Minutes (draft)

Upcoming Events



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Other Events

Lower Cowichan River Clean Up

Sun. Aug. 25th

10 AM - 2 PM

Hosted by our friends at the Cowichan Watershed Board

For details click here!

You can find us on Facebook!  


Report a Riparian Zone Violation




Annual River Clean Up

& Bottle Drive

Aug. 18th    8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Central Park Lake Cowichan



Dive in, have fun and help keep the Cowichan River Clean! 




Weir Ready!  Are You?

Since the 1950s, the Cowichan Lake Weir has stored water to supply a local mill and to keep the Cowichan River Flowing in the summer, but it can't keep up with the longer drier summers as our climate changes.  The river fell below acceptable flows 5 of the last 6 summers and this trend is worsening.

A campaign has begun to increase the height of the weir to allow for more water storage in the Lake, making more water available during dry summers to keep the River flowing.  The Cowichan Lake & River Stewards fully support this initiative.  To learn more about the Weir Ready campaign, please click here.

The CLRSS have prepared and released a new report.  Included is a summary of the issues surrounding diminished summertime water flows in the river along with our recommended solution to this problem and tips on how you can participate in advocating for it.

You will also find summaries of our current programs and upcoming activities that you may be interested in participating in.

To view the 2018 State of the Lake Report, please click here!



Dedication of the Gerald Thom Memorial Native Plant Garden

Sat. Aug. 17th at Noon

Saywell Park


Join us to celebrate the dedication of this park created in honor of our founder.  This native plant garden is an example of Gerald's deep vision to communicate through example and to engage in a meaningful dialogue about how we can live in harmony with nature.


Gerald celebrating another successful riparian restoration.


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