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

Member Survey

We would like to hear from all our members and partners about how we are doing, and what you would like to see for next year.
Have a say in how the network can enhance your water work in the basin.
Find the survey here.

 

CBWN Member Events

 

2017 Fall Member Meeting

September 23, 2017 

The Front Room, Nelson

600 -901 Front Street

Please join us at our Fall Member Meeting!
Watershed stewards want to know: how can we be effective stewards of our watersheds?
Join us this September 23 to learn about legal and policy tools that have worked for others, and to hear from our member groups that are working hard to protect drinking water and visual quality, and to protect our rural neighbourhoods from wildfire.
Stay tuned for the Agenda!

 

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

Agenda:
  • 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

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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? Call our Coordinator at 250-353-2697, or email cbwn.coordinator (at) gmail.com.
She can 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) gmail.com 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!