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Sailors at the 2013 Lake Windermere Regatta
Sailors at the 2013 Lake Windermere Regatta
The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a group of committed citizens whose mandate is the protection of Lake Windermere, British Columbia. The Ambassadors 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. 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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Welcome Katie Watt

Welcome Katie Watt

Please join us in welcoming Katie Watt as the newest member of our summer Watershed Stewardship team! As Katie dives into the art of lake science, she will learn to lead citizen science water quality sampling on Lake Windermere, she will write educational articles about the lake ecosystem and local leadership for the newspaper, and she will creatively […]

Swim season is here! Check out local beach quality

Swim season is here! Check out local beach quality

Did you know that we collect weekly water samples from public beaches on Lake Windermere throughout the swim season? Through a partnership with the Interior Health Authority, the samples are sent to a lab where E-coli bacteria levels are measured in the water. The sharing of these results is supported by Swim Guide.org, a program created by […]