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News items about Quamichan Lake, the Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Committee, and related matters.

Quamichan Lake About to Teem with Big Trout

Sarah Simpson, The Citizen

Published: Friday, November 12, 2010

Break out your fishing gear because the waters of Quamichan Lake will soon be stocked full of trout thanks to the Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Society, the Freshwater Fisheries Society and fourth graders from Queen of Angels School.

Buckets in hand, there's sure to be some squealing as the fish are released into the waters off Art Mann Park, just down the street from the school.

Quamichan Stewards receives federal funding

A-Channel News, June 24, 2010

Three environmental projects on Vancouver Island are going to get a financial shot in the arm from the federal government. Saanich Gulf Islands MP Gary Lunn was in Victoria today. He came armed with a quarter million dollars from the federal environment minister.


Gary Lunn

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Cowichan urged to dive into lake rescue weekend

Peter Rusland, Cowichan News Leader Pictorial, June 2, 2010

Roger Hart at Trumpeter Pointe

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Forum to talk critical water issues

Sarah Simpson, Cowichan Valley Citizen, May 19, 2010

Lake stewardship forum

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Quamichan plan endorsement sought

Sarah Simpson, The Citizen, Friday, June 12, 2009

It all started with a couple of friends sitting on the deck drinking wine in early 2006, said Roger Hart, chair of the Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Committee.

"We said, gee you know, it looks like the lake has been getting worse every summer."

Aerator installed in St. Mary's Lake

The enclosed story from the Gulf Islands Driftwood describes the recent installation of a large aerator in St. Mary's Lake on Saltspring Island.

Quamichan gets hefty $50,000 planning grant

Sarah Simpson, Cowichan Valley Citizen, November 12, 2008

The Quamichan Watershed Stewardship Committee has received nearly $50,000 from the federal Eco-Action community funding program.

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder visited the committee lakeside on Nov. 5 to see first-hand the problems facing Quamichan Lake and to congratulate their caretakers on the successful grant application.

Grant a remedy for sick Quamichan?

Peter Rusland, Cowichan News Leader and Pictorial, November 7, 2008

Roger Hart envisions his grandson swimming in a clean Quamichan Lake within a few years.

The Quamichan Lake Stewardship Committee member’s dream of rejuvenating the polluted lake came closer Wednesday with $55,000 in federal and other funds.

That purse is aimed at a management plan for Quamichan’s eco-health.