The Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) is a non-profit charitable organization which was established in 2001 (Committee Est. 1994). Over the years the Society has been involved in several programs, projects and special events to help conserve and protect the quality and health of the Christina Lake watershed. Our activities are based on the recommendations provided by our annual watershed management plan review, public outreach and results from our ongoing lake inventory monitoring project. Currently, we have information kiosks located by the Nature Park, Texas Creek Boat Launch, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Boat Launch, and Sandner Creek (boat access only). The CLSS Community Stewardship Resource Centre (our office and Interpretive Gallery) is located within the Nature Park at the Welcome Centre. Several programs have been developed through the Centre such as the Young Stewards of the Boundary, our Annual Lake Clean Up Day and Wild Safe BC. We facilitate workshops on key interests and issues. The CLSS also monitors Sutherland, McRae and Sander Creeks and conducts annual enumerations for stream and shore spawning Kokanee. We are now in our fifth year of monitoring our lake for zebra and quagga mussels using substrate sampling kits provided by Portland State University and our water quality monitoring and sampling program is performed in partnership with the BC Ministry of Environment.
The purpose of the CLSS is to promote sound stewardship practices through: