The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a group of committed citizens whose mandate is the protection of Lake Windermere, British Columbia.
We have a vision of an ecologically healthy Lake Windermere, with balanced management approaches that support recreation and traditional uses, high fish and wildlife values, and economic prosperity in the region.
Our activities are directed by people representing key community sectors including: local business, government, First Nations, recreation, second homeowners, local residents, youth and non-government organizations.
We are currently directing lake water quality monitoring and conducting education and stewardship programs within the community. We also encourage the implementation of policies & guidelines in the Lake Windermere Management Plan.
The Lake Windermere 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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In honour of Rivers to Oceans Week which takes place June 8th-14th in 2019 we must remind ourselves about the impact that we have on our lake spreads far beyond our horizon and can influence global water systems. “All drains lead to the ocean.” (Gill- Finding Nemo) Luckily our sewage pipes are leading into treatment […]
Are you passionate about lake stewardship and conservation? Do you want to learn more about community based water monitoring? Is engaging your community in watershed leadership something that excites you? Working for the Ambassadors was like stepping onto a launch pad for me. Through working for them, I began to see the value water has […]
This past September Goldeneye Ecological Services lead a one-day bird survey at the northern end of Lake Windermere. The one day count in combination with online research (eBird) determined that 165 bird species utilize habitat found at Lake Windermere. Of that number, 17 of those are considered to be species at-risk. Lake Windermere has historically […]
Free Kids Summer Camp Days
Take place at James Chabot beach 9:00am-12:00pm.
Themed lessons, activities and games to teach kids more about Lake Windermere and the importance of water stewardship. Ages 8+