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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 enough? And how long does it take for the ice to grow that way? In […]

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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 that hot air rises and cold air sinks. So why is ice and water any […]

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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 rebounded due to this cold, dry weather we’ve experienced over the past two weeks. Some […]

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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, the many recommendations included in this plan have been steadily advancing towards implementation. The LWMP is a plan that helps guide government decision-making, water quality monitoring, and public engagement […]

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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 Canada. Together, our volunteers collected over 30 lbs. of trash from two public beaches (Kinsmen […]

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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 their success, and it aims to attract both full and part-time residents alike in a […]

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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), and watershed governance talks – but that’s not all! We are also welcoming a new […]

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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, BC HOURS: Full Time 9 weeks, on average 30 hrs/week. Includes some weekend and evening […]

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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 concurrent projects? Is advancing strong watershed leadership at the community scale something that excites you? If yes, […]

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