Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society


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This page contains contact information for the various CLRSS committees, including information about their mandate, who chairs them and when their next meeting is.

The permanent committees are:

The ad-hoc committees are:

Education

 

Mandate:

Increasing environmental awareness and stewardship by engaging youth, land owners, stakeholders and ourselves in the stewardship of the Cowichan watershed.

Administering the Gerald Thom Environmental Studies Bursary.

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Chair: Leroy Van Wieren

Contact:  lvanw@shaw.ca

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Membership

 

 

Mandate:

Manages the CLRSS membership list providing membership enrolment/registration.  Organizes membership drives.

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Chair: Mike Patrick

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Executive/Finance

 

 

Mandate:

To ensure that the CLRSS Board is working within the requirements of the Society's Act, to ensure important items are properly managed to conclusion and to ensure that finances are up to date, transparent and understood.

Chair: Leroy Van Wieren

Contact: lvanw@shaw.ca

250 709 7308

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Retail Sales

 

 

Mandate:

Manages the merchandising of all CLRSS retail goods (hoodies, T-shirts, hats etc.). Funds raised go to support our many programs.  Find us at all CLRSS sponsored events.

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Chair: Rosemary Danaher
 

Contact: rdanaher@shaw.ca

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River Clean-up

 

 

Mandate:

Responsible for all aspects of organization of the yearly Cowichan River Clean-up event.  Once per year for the past 8 years, our volunteers along with friends, neighbours and in conjunction with the local levels of government have participated in a cleanup of the river bottom and shoreline of the upper Cowichan River.

The next clean-up will be on Aug. 20th.  Stay tuned for details!

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Chair: Heather Pritchard
 

Contact: hdpritchard@shaw.ca

250 746 4386

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Water Traffic

 

 

Mandate:

To explore solutions to safety concerns and the growing problem of noise on Cowichan Lake.

To promote safe, appropriate and welcomed recreational use of Cowichan Lake.

To promote considerate and respectful conduct that will enable everyone to enjoy being on and around Cowichan Lake.

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Chair: Diana Gunderson

Contact: dianamarie@shaw.ca

 

250 749 3335

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Water Monitoring

 

 

Mandate:

To monitor water quality in Cowichan Lake in order to document changes. Improve conditions through direct action and public education.

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Chair: Rob Somers

Contact: roma.somers@shaw.ca

250 932 5353

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Cowichan Shoreline Stewardship

 

 

Mandate:

Manages the Cowichan Shoreline Stewardship Project in the rehabilitation of Lake and River riparian zones.  Coordinates funding and dispersal of funds.  Oversees the work done.

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Chair: Diana Gunderson

Contact: dianamarie@shaw.ca

 

250 749 3335

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Fry Rescue

 

Mandate:

When drought conditions are imminent, works collaboratively with other stakeholders, to move stranded fish fry to safer regions.

Chair: Parker Jefferson

Contact: 250 737 1463

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Fund Raising

 

Mandate:

To organize and co-ordinate fund raising to support the on-going work of the Society and to support the Gerald Thom Environmental Studies Bursary.

Chair: Maureen Quested

Contact: mquested@shaw.ca

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Stream Signage

 

Mandate:

Erect and maintain signs where roads cross fish-bearing streams in order to educate the public on the importance of preserving natural habitats.

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Chair: Rob Somers

Contact: roma.somers@shaw.ca

250 932 5353

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Bylaw & Policy Manual Review

 

 

Mandate:

In view of the impending changes to the BC Societies Act, to develop a formal "Policies" manual for the CLRSS.

Chair: To be decided

Contact: lvanw@shaw.ca

250 709 7308

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