Windermere Lake BC; State of the Lake Report 2010-2019

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Cyanobacteria and Algae Blooms

Have you heard of cyanobacteria? How about blue-green algae? These are both terms referring to a microscopic organism found in water, which in nutrient-rich environments can cause an algae bloom! An algae bloom is concerning in aquatic environments as the ...
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Water Conservation

Water is a finite resource that is vital for ourselves and the environment, making it extremely important to conserve for continued access. Why Conserve? As summer is now in full swing, a lot of importance is placed on water conservation ...
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Free Kids Summer Camps

Each themed lesson has activities and games that will teach kids about Lake Windermere, those that depend on the lake and the importance of water stewardship. July 8th – Birds in our Sky The Lake Windermere area is a very ...
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Zebra and Quagga Mussels

May is Invasive Species Action Month in BC and it’s an important time to raise awareness of the impact invasive species can have. What is an Invasive Species?  Invasive species are non-native plants or animals that have harmful impacts on ...
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Join our Team!

Are you passionate about Lake Windermere? We have THREE exciting ways for you to get involved and join the team. 1. Become a Board Member Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on March 12th, while you are welcome to ...
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LakeKeepers Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about our lakes and how to take care of them? The Ambassadors are partnering with BCLSS to host a LakeKeepers Workshop in our community! The Nitty Gritty This chance to become a LakeKeeper, and ...
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Mooring Buoy Info

Every summer we receive a lot of questions regarding mooring buoys. We have put together some information so you can navigate the choppy waters of regulations and restrictions. Where can I place my buoy? The first thing many people want ...
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Lakes Appriciation Month Contest

Why everyone loves the lake Lakes Appreciation month July 2019 contest This past July, we ran a contest to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month. We wanted to hear from you, to find out all the many reasons why people love Lake ...
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“All Plastics Lead to the Ocean”

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 ...
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We’re Hiring!

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 ...
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Insight Into the Waterbirds of Lake Windermere

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 ...
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Lake Windermere’s Aquatic Plant Survey results

Preserving the plants! Aquatic plants in Lake Windermere are often misunderstood.  While some consider them to be a nuisance (e.g. they can become entangled in boat engines or impede swimming), they hold significant value for the ecosystem! Aquatic plants are ...
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Windermere Creek Monitoring Report 2015-2017

After three years of data collection and monitoring on Windermere Creek (April-October 2015-2017), the results have been reviewed and published by Lotic Environmental, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, and the Columbia Basin Water Quality Monitoring Project (CBWQ). The link to these results ...
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Letter in support of Bill C-68

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 ...
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We’re hiring!

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 ...
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Be a steward of your stormwater

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 ...
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Smoke on the Water

After a hazy August caused by hundreds of wildfires burning across the province, the smoky skies have us wondering what impacts it might have on our waterways here in the Columbia Valley. The combined impacts of wildfires can have negative ...
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Keeping a Pulse on Lake Levels

Letter to the Editor: The heat of last summer left us all feeling a little thirsty, including Lake Windermere. Just last year, lake levels dropped at the highest rate since the Lake Windermere Ambassadors began monitoring the watershed in 2010 ...
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Noisy Boating

By: Rachel Kanan, 2018 Watershed Stewardship Assistant If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? No one knows. However, if someone is playing “Shots” by LMFAO through their ...
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