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January 23, 2019

Shuswap Watershed Council wants community representatives to join the Council

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is inviting residents of the Shuswap to apply to become a community representative of the Council. Up to three representative seats are available, each for a three-year term beginning in April 2019. Read more.

October 2, 2018

Shuswap Watershed Council will continue; hears update on multi-year water quality research project

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) will continue its work on water quality, safe recreation and Zebra and Quagga Mussels – that’s the result of a recommendation and subsequent approval at the most recent SWC meeting in September. Read more.

July 10, 2018

Shuswap Watershed Council releases new water quality report

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has released a report covering the results of recent water quality monitoring throughout the Shuswap watershed. Read more.

June 27, 2018

Working Together to Keep Invasive Mussels out of the Shuswap

Representatives of watershed and invasive species organizations, along with concerned citizens, met on Wednesday in Sicamous to discuss and learn more about the threat that zebra and quagga mussels pose to the Shuswap. Read more.

May 24, 2018

Play it safe on the water this summer

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is reminding everyone on the lakes and rivers this summer to play it safe, and be prepared for every outing on the water ... Read more.

May 16, 2018

Shuswap organizations urge boaters and fishers to Clean, Drain, Dry and stop at watercraft inspection stations

The May long weekend is upon us. For many in the Shuswap, that means our attention turns to the lakes and rivers, and a plethora of water-based activities: boating, canoeing, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding ... Read more.

May 4, 2018

Shuswap Watershed Council Keen to Work with Local Agriculture

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) wants to have clean water and a thriving agriculture industry ... Read more.

Photo Link | Caption: Henry Bremer, Chair of Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association, and Ralph Vandalfsen, owner/operator of Trinity Valley Dairy Farm, speak during a dairy tour held at Vandalfsen’s farm on April 5

January 18, 2018

Shuswap Watershed Council contributes to Agricultural Waste review

The Provincial Agricultural Waste Control Regulation (AWCR) is undergoing review and revisions, and the Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has contributed to the review process. Read more.

December 14, 2017

Shuswap Watershed Council’s monitoring project shows good results

A special water quality monitoring project undertaken by the Shuswap Watershed Council has wrapped up, and the results are good – that’s the message that Council members heard at their meeting in Salmon Arm on Wednesday. Read more.

June 8, 2017 (Updated June 15, 2017)

Algae, pollen, and large debris in Shuswap Lake

Reports of algae in the Canoe area of Shuswap Lake this morning are currently under investigation. Read more.

May 24, 2017

Boaters advised to watch for debris and go slowly near shorelines

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is reminding boaters to use extra caution while lake levels and rivers are high. Read more.

June 24, 2016

Stay safe on the water this summer

It’s summer in the Shuswap! It’s a time for relaxation, enjoying the lake views, boating, floating, and swimming. The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is reminding everyone on the lakes and rivers this summer to play it safe, and be prepared for every outing on the water. Read more.

January 4, 2016

Shuswap Watershed Council seeks community representatives

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is seeking up to three community representatives to join the Council membership in 2016, for up to three-year terms.  Read more.

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Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
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