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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Changes to the federal Fisheries Act, in Bill-C68, are currently being reviewed by the Senate. These proposed changes include an important amendment to include “quantity, quality and timing of water flow” in the definition of fish habitat. This is a very important and necessary modernization, that will help protect fish and aquatic ecosystems in the […]
Are you passionate about lake stewardship and conservation? Do you have experience working independently and managing concurrent projects? Is engaging your community in watershed leadership something that excites you? We are looking for another passionate water steward and community leader to join our organization. Please read the full job description below, and follow the instructions […]
Sunday, September 23rd marks BC Rivers Day, a day to highlight the many values of rivers and increase public awareness and stewardship of rivers around the province. Here in the Columbia Valley, we are incredibly lucky to host the source of the Columbia River and to have good water quality that allows us to […]