The Williams Lake Field Naturalists Club (WLFN) was formed in 1971 and incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia in 1977.
The principal focus of the WLFN since its inception has been to increase awareness and understanding of the world of nature in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Every year the club has provided nature education programs for school and pre-school-aged children at the Scout Island Nature Centre as well as several indoor and outdoor programs for adults. The club has also promoted the conservation and wise management of natural areas in British Columbia, especially in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, and has been involved in many land-use planning processes.
High School Bursary, Financial Reports
A bursary of $1000 is given annually to a graduating high school student in Williams Lake pursuing further education in the biological sciences. Funds are raised at the Plant and Yard Sale held at the Scout Island Nature Centre every May.