Working Towards a Brighter Future
Hatzic Lake, an oxbow lake, formed by an old meander of the Fraser River is located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia approximately 7km east of Mission, B.C. Hatzic Lake is home to a diverse group of birds, fish, and animal species (aquatic and terrestrial).
Hatzic Lake Improvement Society is a registered non-profit society and a member of the British Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS). With the help of BCLSS and partially funded by the BC Government, our society is undertaking a sampling program at Hatzic Lake. Although this sampling program will guide future initiatives at Hatzic Lake, immediate action is required for known issues that have gone unmanaged due to lack of funding, resources, and overlapping jurisdictions. Our group aims to facilitate improvements at Hatzic Lake by developing clear goals and objectives, lobbying government to manage invasive species and pollution (run-off), obtaining and managing grants to help implement projects, and to continue lake monitoring to determine where best to focus our efforts.