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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 rapid increase of algae alters the quality of the water.  What is Cyanobacteria? Cyanobacteria is […]

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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 and how to use your water as efficiently as possible. This is important in communities […]

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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 important bird habitat and has a large diversity of bird species. Kids will learn […]

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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 the environment by altering an ecosystem’s food web. They outcompete native species for water, space […]

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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 join our Board of Directors at anytime this is a great chance to get in […]

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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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