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Elk Lake Documents
– PowerPoint Presentations
A Strategic Approach for Improving Ecosystem Health in Elk/Beaver Lake Capital Regional District Park, by Mick Collins and Robert McConnell, Co-Chairs Elk/Beaver Lake Initiative, Victoria Golden Rods and Reels Fishing and Social Club.
Synthesis of Water Quality Data and Modeling Non-Point Loading in Four Coastal B.C. Watersheds: Implications for Lake and Watershed Health and Management. Lisa Rodgers, Masters of Science thesis, UVic Biology Dept.
“Assessing Benthic Invertebrate Biomass and Family Assemblages as Indicators of Organic Pollution in the Profundal Zone of Elk Lake, a Pilot Study, Victoria BC” Michael Rutter, Miles Wang and Maleen Mund. Camosun College, Victoria.
In the News
August 17, 2016 – Saanich News – MLA Report: Action needed to preserve Saanich lakes
July 13, 2016 – CTV News Vancouver Island – Underwater weed whacker used to clean up Elk Lake
October 25, 2015 – Times Colonist – Everyone’s help needed to save Elk, Beaver lakes
October 22, 2015 – Times Colonist – Elk Lake cleanup gets green light from CRD parks committee
Watch Ian Bruce (PSS) and Robert McConnell (Golden Rods and Reels) speak in support of the ‘Elk/Beaver Lake Stewardship Initiative’ at the CRD Regional Parks Committee meeting on Oct. 21, 2015 (agenda).
September 30, 2015 – Times Colonist – Elk/Beaver Lake water quality needs fixing, CRD directors agree
September 10, 2015 – Saanich News – Colquitz stewardship group aims to conserve and protect
August 27, 2015 – Saanich News – Restoration funding on stream
August 23, 2015 – Times Colonist – $40,000 in awards aid Pacific salmon projects
April 29, 2015 – Saanich News – Garrison fights to get Colquitz, Sooke rivers under federal protection