Lake Windermere Ambassadors Board Members, 2016/17
The Ambassadors’ activities are directed by people representing key community sectors including: business, government, First Nations, recreation, second homeowners, local residents, youth and non-government organizations.
The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are currently directing lake water quality monitoring and conducting education and stewardship programs. They also encourage the implementation of policies & guidelines in the Lake Windermere Management Plan.
The Ambassadors have received accolades for their collaborative initiatives and are being used as a model for community-based water stewardship by Living Lakes International, Living Lakes Network Canada, and Friends of Kootenay Lake.
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History After a disastrous flood of the Columbia River demolished much of the area of Trail, B.C., to Vanport, Oregon in 1948, interest in flood control grew across the West Coast. A Federal response came in 1964, in the form of Prime Minister Diefenbaker and President Eisenhower’s arrangement of the Columbia River Treaty. It served […]
Our first excursion to sample the lake water this year was April 24th. It was a blustery day, with very low water levels. Too low to launch the motorboat, we embarked in a flatwater kayak to face the waves and collect Phosphorous samples! The lab results came back showing very low Total and Dissolved Phosphorous concentrations, […]
Saturday, April 14th at 1:00 pm we will host a learning workshop in Invermere, BC. If you’ve ever wondered about nutrients in Lake Windermere, and whether they might be a good thing or a bad thing, come on out for this free talk and hands-on afternoon session. We will get to practice water sampling and […]