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board-photo_website-2016 Lake Windermere Ambassadors Board Members, 2016/17

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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The Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty

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 […]

Spring is in the air, and the Ambassadors are out on the water!

Spring is in the air, and the Ambassadors are out on the water!

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, […]

Nuisance Nutrients Learning Workshop

Nuisance Nutrients Learning Workshop

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 […]