The Columbia Basin Watershed Network works by linking members together with other members and with the supports they need.

CBWN Member Events

Watershed Stewardship: working together for water

CBWN Spring Meeting & AGM

The CBWN Spring Meeting and Second Annual AGM took place Apr 20, 2018 in Creston, BC.

To view the Meeting notes and AGM minutes, please click here.

2017 Fall Member Meeting

September 23, 2017 

The Front Room, Nelson

  • Regional approaches to drinking water in Newfoundland, Vincent Chiref and Kelly Vodden, Memorial
  • CBWN Member group updates Watersheds, Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law
  • Professional Reliance and Environmental Regulation in British Columbia: Expert opinion and policy decisions: Review of Haddock 2017

Click here for report.

2017 Spring Member Meeting & AGM

May 27, 2017 
College of the Rockies, Cranbrook
Room 187/188, Kootenay Centre

CBWN Member Meeting, Cranbrook. Photo: Louis Bockner

    • Results from CBWN Member Survey (please complete survey by 15th May – here.)
    • Sustainable funding for watershed stewardship: partnerships, sources of value, sources of funding
    • Presentation and live cast webinar and group discussion of Understanding Basin Water Resources, the recent CBT report by Dr. Martin Carver.
  • First Annual AGM of the Columbia Basin Watershed Network Society!
Summary of the 2017 Spring Member Meeting here:
Couldn’t attend in person?
View the speaker presentations here.
1. Welcome by Marty Williams, Ktunaxa Nation
2. Member Survey Results presented by Tara Lynne Clapp, CBWN
3. Panel on Sustainable Funding for Watershed Stewardship
a. Panelist Jon Souder, Oregon State
b. Panelist Gerry Wilke, RDEK and Juliet Craig, KCP Local Conservation Funds
c. Panelist Stella Swanson, Elk River Alliance, Elk Valley Flood Strategy
4. Understanding Basin Water Resources with Dr. Martin Carver.
5. Community Based Water Monitoring with Kat Hartwig

2016 Fall Workshop Series


Kootenay Lake Summit at the Ashram, October 22, Photo from Friends of Kootenay Lake.

This year, the CBWN is offering a series of workshops to help our members build their groups’ srengths and to identify opportunities for collaboration with other watershed groups.

We offered three workshops in October. We worked with groups in each area to develop the agenda. The reports from each workshop are here:

Nakusp, October 7

With Arrow Lakes Environmental Society, the Nakusp and Area Watershed Stewardship Society, and the SWAMP program.

Click here for Report

Kootenay Lake Region, October 22

With Friends of Kootenay Lake, Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers, Creston Valley Trails, East Shore Trail and Bike, and the East Shore Freshwater Habitat Society. Kootenay Lake Partnership gave a presentation as well.

Click here for Report.

East Kootenay/Elk Region, October 29

With Columbia Basin Water Quality Monitoring Program and Mainstreams Environmental Society.

Click here for report.

On-going CBWN Membership Support

Getting started?

Want to learn how to get started and get active in protecting the health of watersheds? Email our Senior Manager at cbwn.coordinator (at) to help you clarify your goals, find other groups, projects or watersheds similar to yours, and find out what might work for you!

Project Resources

Have a specific project you need funded?
Check out our Grants database for funding source ideas
Contact our Coordinator at cbwn.coordinator (at) to discuss collaboration and project support with the Columbia Basin Watershed Network.
For a Letter of Support, we appreciate two weeks notice.

Training Needs?

The CBWN offers webinars, workshops, and helps to meet training needs for watershed groups across the Basin. The CBWN also works with others providing training to let everyone know about opportunities! Let us know about your training needs, we are always working with groups that need training or want to give training. We will do our best to link you to useful resources for your group!