The District of Lake Country is hosting a forum on sustainability Tuesday.

The District of Lake Country is hosting a forum on sustainability Tuesday.

Lake Country seeks public input on sustainability

The District of Lake Country is preparing to unveil its inaugural State of Sustainability report Tuesday

The District of Lake Country is preparing to unveil its inaugural State of Sustainability report.

The report describes the district’s performance on 15 goals in the areas of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability.

“Knowing that our progress towards sustainability will be measured and publicly released every two years will help us stay focused and on track”, said Mark Koch, director of planning and development.

The full report can be viewed on the ICSP website, at www.oursustainablelakecountry.ca.

It will also be presented to the public at the Directions Forum at the municipal office Tuesday from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“We are very pleased to see that Lake Country continues to be a safe community with increasing housing choices that appeal to young people and families,” said Koch.

“At the same time, this report highlights some issues that we need to focus on, such as reducing our reliance on single occupant cars and the health of kokanee fish stocks in Wood Lake.”

The Directions Forum is the public’s chance to comment on the goals and to suggest actions that could be taken by the district, community groups and individuals to make Lake Country more sustainable.

“It is through these actions that Lake Country will come closer to achieving its goals. The impacts of the actions will be measured in the next release of the State of Sustainability report,” said Koch.

The first hour of the forum is an open house  where staff and project consultants will answer questions and receive suggestions. A series of presentations and interactive discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Council and staff are hoping for a big turnout from the community at this crucial stage of the planning process,” said Koch.

The State of Sustainability report was developed as part of Lake Country’s integrated community sustainability plan that is currently under way.