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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 steward for the lake is an exciting opportunity to connect with Lake Windermere, 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 to know is where they can place a buoy on the lake.  The most important […]

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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 Windermere. Here are some of the answers we received:   Beautiful with the mountains It […]

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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 lead to the ocean.” (Gill- Finding Nemo) Luckily our sewage pipes are leading into treatment […]

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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 pad for me. Through working for them, I began to see the value water has […]

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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 that number, 17 of those are considered to be species at-risk. Lake Windermere has historically […]

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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 an important food source for many animals and are a critical dietary component for migrating […]

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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 is below. This project was generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and in-kind support […]

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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 very important and necessary modernization, that will help protect fish and aquatic ecosystems in the […]

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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 to join our organization. Please read the full job description below, and follow the instructions […]

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