Founded in 1996 in consultation with the City of Coquitlam, our society began life as the "Como Lake-Keepers" involved in stewardship of Como Lake. The lake is a renowned urban fishing and recreation area in the city of Coquitlam as well as the Lower Mainland. By 1998, the organization had grown and expanded recognizing the need for taking a holistic approach to working within the watershed and the community. The CWG was incorporated as a society in 1999, became a charity in 2004 and is supported by a committed core group of volunteer members that include representatives from the community as well as local professionals who work in education and environmental fields.
The Society is involved in a host of collaborative activities from water quality monitoring to watershed restoration to input into land use planning processes and environmental education. Members offer a diverse array of expertise to the group enhancing its ability to provide a credible long-term resource to the city and the community. Much of the Society's work is guide by its vision and mission and the tools it has developed through the Watershed Wise© Program an ecological literacy program designed to increase understanding of the value of urban watersheds and wildspaces.
Last Updated: MAY 2010