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Notice: For the May 2016 WLCC Newsletter Click here.

Notice: The Williams Lake Conservation Company will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:00 pm, at the Captain William Spry Centre, 10 Kidston Road. Everyone concerned for the health of Williams Lake and its watershed is welcome. Among other matters we will discuss the exciting new proposal from the Shaw Group and the Nature Conservancy of Canada for the protection of a portion of the Williams Lake backlands.Click here.

Notice: The Annual General Meeting of the Williams Lake Conservation Company was held on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. To see a draft of the Minutes of the meeting Click here.

Notice: Exploring Colpitt Lake by kayak: click the link below to see a video shot and narrated by David Patriquin of his exploration of the shorelines of Colpitt Lake on the last day of spring 2015.

View Video.

Notice: The WLCC recently commissioned a study of plant communities found in the Williams Lake Backlands. To see the study summary or a complete copy of the study Click here.

Notice: Great news: at the HRM Committee of the Whole meeting held on May 20th, Council voted down the zoning change amendment for the Backlands. This means the Urban Reserve designation for the Backlands will be maintained and the Backlands are safe from development for the time being.

Additional good news: at the request of three developers who have substantial landholdings in the Backlands (Clayton, Battery Hill and Bess Developments), Councillor Adams put forth an additional motion to work with Staff, the community and other stakeholders to consider bringing some or all of the Backlands under public ownership. The WLCC is delighted with this positive move towards long-term protection of the watershed.

For more information on these issues visit the Backlands Coalition FaceBook Page.

Notice: To see a summary of the Purcell’s Cove Backlands/Williams Lake Watershed Bird Study carried out by Fulton Lavender, commissioned by the WLCC. Click here for more details.

Notice: The Williams Lake Conservation Company has become a member of the Backlands Coalition which was officially launched on Feb. 21. The inaugural meeting of the Backlands Coalition will be on March 23 at the Captain Spry Center, 16 Sussex Street, Rm 3, 1:30 p.m. For more information check them out on Facebook under “Purcell's Cove Backlands” (to be changed shortly to the Backlands Coalition) or on their website www.backlandscoalition.ca.

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The WLCC welcomes everyone who shares the WLCC's mandate to preserve the health of Williams Lake. The Board needs your input and new members. Please contact any member of the board if you would like to become involved.

The Williams Lake Conservation Company is a volunteer, non-profit community organization that was established in 1968.

The WLCC was founded in order to promote the health of Williams Lake and its watershed for the benefit of all. Everyone who shares this objective is welcome as a member. Some members live close to the lake but many do not. Current annual dues are $20. per household per year.

Some current activities that the WLCC is involved with:

  • protecting public access to swimming areas on Williams Lake
  • consultation with developers and monitoring their activities to reduce impacts of planned developments on the Williams Lake/Colpitt Lake watershed
  • investigation of land ownership in the Williams Lake watershed
  • regular lab testing of the water in Colpitt Lake and Williams Lake for health and swimming safety
  • monitoring and long-term analysis of Williams Lake water levels
  • investigation of the most appropriate options for maintenance of the dam at the southeast end of Williams Lake (Lawson's Creek)
  • continuing to inform the public of issues concerning Williams Lake and its watershed by means of newsletters and bulletins distributed to members, all area residents and the media
  • providing a forum for people's concerns about the lake and its watershed.