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
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
Dedication of the Gerald
Thom Memorial Native Plant Garden
Sat. Aug. 17th at Noon
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
Gerald celebrating another successful