The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table (NWCRT) was formed in response to a need to look at land and resource management in a new way and to ensure that the people of the Nicola watershed lead the way in determining the long-term sustainability of the region.
The biodiversity found within the watershed presents difficult challenges for land use planning and resource management. The Nicola watershed is an area that encompasses some 728,000 hectares (1.8 million acres). Its western boundaries reach to Spences Bridge; take in Logan Lake and Stump Lake at its northern end; extend a few kilometres past Pennask Lake to the east and Brookmere to the south. There are two main rivers - the Nicola and Coldwater - within its boundaries, which link or are connected to numerous lakes, streams and creeks. The largest lakes are the Nicola, Pennask, Douglas and Stump.
The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table was formed in 1994 and became a non-profit society in 1998 and a registered charity in 2009.
The Nicola Watershed Community Round Table has a mandate to educate the residents of the watershed about specific issues affecting the watershed. Its purpose is also to inform, communicate and educate the public about the goals of the Round Table and the overall objective of sustainability.
In addition, the Round Table reviews and lobbies for government policies and programs for sustainability.
Flourishing communities in a sustainable Nicola watershed.