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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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All about Ice: Part III

All about Ice: Part III Why do cracks form in the ice? Have you ever noticed the long cracks that form in the ice on Lake Windermere? Some of them are short and thin, others are very long and can ...
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All about Ice: Part II

All about Ice: Part II How does ice grow? We are often told to wait until the ice is thick enough before venturing out onto a frozen lake. But how can we know for sure when the ice is thick ...
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All about Ice: Part I

All about Ice: Part I Why does lake ice form on the surface? Have you ever wondered why ice forms on the surface of Lake Windermere in the winter, and not at the bottom of the lake? We all know ...
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A skating season to remember!

This season, Lake Windermere iced up earlier than ever before in recent memory- the first week of November.   Nobody actually "Caught the Freeze", because it caught us all by surprise! After a warm spell in mid-November, the ice has since ...
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Lake Management Gets a Grade

Since the adoption of the Lake Windermere Management Plan (LWMP) by the Regional District of East Kootenay and District of Invermere more than six years ago, it has been steadily advancing towards implementation. The LWMP is a plan that helps ...
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Lake Windermere’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2017

September 30th marked the date of this year's fall shoreline cleanup on Lake Windermere!  This cleanup is annually held as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, which gets volunteers out to clean trash and waste from shorelines all across ...
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Summer Splash 2017

Sunday August 6th, 2017 marked the our 8th annual Summer Splash event. The Summer Splash is an educational outreach event held by the Ambassadors in partnership with a variety of organizations and local businesses that rely on the lake for ...
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Summer Updates and Introducing our new Program Coordinator

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are entering another busy summer season, currently getting underway with our scientific water quality monitoring program, public outreach and education programming, planning lake tours and public events (such as the annual Summer Splash and shoreline cleanups), ...
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Join us for the Summer as Watershed Stewardship Assistant!

JOB TITLE: WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP ASSISTANT Application deadline: May 19th, 2017 START DATE: July 3rd, 2017 (flexible) END DATE: September 8th, 2017 (flexible) One summer student position is available for Watershed Stewardship Program work with the Lake Windermere Ambassadors. LOCATION: Invermere, ...
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Job Announcement: Program Coordinator

We are Hiring! EMPLOYER: Lake Windermere Ambassadors JOB TITLE: Program Coordinator Application Deadline: May 12, 2017 Are you passionate about working with diverse audiences to maintain the integrity of watersheds in B.C. and Canada? Do you have experience working independently and managing ...
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Confluence Event: Tuesday, March 21 (free drink!)

Canada Water Week is approaching, paralleling the first week of Spring when streams and rivers are once again super-charged with melted snow and ice. In the spirit of the season, the Lake Windermere Ambassadors are offering a night to come ...
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Fresh Ideas: Community-Based Water Monitoring

Join guests Kat Hartwig of Living Lakes Canada and Lake Windermere Ambassador's own Megan Peloso for a Fresh Ideas webinar discussion all about Community-based Water Monitoring. Kat Hartwig from Living Lakes Canada will present on insights gleaned from research on ...
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Annual General Meeting: March 15, 5:30PM

LAKE WINDERMERE AMBASSADORS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING March 15, 2017 at 5:30PM | Location: 625 4th Street, South Annex During the AGM, all members are invited to stand for election and elect 2017 Directors.  Members will also have the opportunity to vote ...
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Lake health report is in!

What does a healthy lake mean to you? Lake Windermere 2016 Water Quality Results & Aquatic Invasive Species Report Special thanks to the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, the District of Invermere, and Regional District of East Kootenay for their support ...
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Bringing the message home: Take 3

Living Waters Rally and Watersheds 2016 - Vancouver, BC LWA Program Coordinator, Megan Peloso, attended a recent forum in Vancouver to learn more about changes and opportunities in BC water governance and freshwater protection. To share what she heard with the ...
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Job Announcement: Program Coordinator

We are Hiring! EMPLOYER: Lake Windermere Ambassadors JOB TITLE: Lake Windermere Ambassadors Program Coordinator Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 Are you passionate about working with diverse audiences to maintain the integrity of watersheds in B.C. and Canada? Do you have experience working ...
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