Publications and Data

Colquitz Watershed Stewards Meeting March 1, 2014 REPORT

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Elk Lake Documents

Elk/Beaver Lake as Featured Watershed on CRD website

– PowerPoint Presentations

North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Presentation by Nordin et al (Nov 2016)

Elk Lake : Past and Present –What’s Going on Inside Elk Lake. Rick Nordin, British Columbia Stewardship Society

Progress Report on Remediation Options in Elk/Beaver Lake. Michelle Hawryluk, Ministry of Environment

Elk and Beaver Lakes: Restoration Lessons from other lakes. Erin Gray, JD, Articled student, UVic Environmental Law Centre

– Reports

Bottom Sediment Analysis of Elk Lake, Victoria BC by Julio Flores and Esther Nankabirwa, June 16, 2017

Lake Sediment Particle Analysis B prepared by Julio Flores, 2017

Aquatic Plant Workshop and Survey Summary Sep 2016

Elk Lake Sediment Report 110816 FINAL by Dr Said Yasseri and Patrick Van Goethem

Evaluation of remediation options for Elk/Beaver Lake, Victoria BC. Gertrud Nurnberg, Ph.D.

Cleaning Up Elk and Beaver Lakes: What can be learned from other lakes. Roisin Lyder, Law student and Erin Gray, Articled student, UVic Environmental Law Centre

Water Quality Sampling Program for Elk Lake 2014-2015: Overview, Status and Phosphorus Budget. Rick Nordin, Ph.D.

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.

“Elk Lake Benthos Field Sampling Guide” Maleen Mund, Michael Rutter and Miles Wang. Camosun College, Victoria.

“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.

Paleolimnological study of Elk Lake: 150 – 500 years of inferred water quality developments – Roel Groeneveld – 20 December 2002 – University of Victoria and Wageningen University.

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