Posted By: Thea Rodgers

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 Program Coordinator to the organization this summer.  Thea (thay-ah) Rodgers is originally from Fort Steele, BC, just south of the Columbia Valley. She grew up in and around the East Kootenays, and has a strong personal connection to the local area.

Thea has a background in environmental research, community work, and youth education through her bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology.  After having lived in Vancouver, BC for the past five years, she is very pleased to be back on home turf and is looking forward to the many rewards and challenges of the year ahead.  Thea will bring a passion for science, sustainable resource management, and public education to the table this summer.  If you see her out on the water or within the community, feel free to say hello!

Thea Rodgers, new Program Coordinator

We are also very pleased to be welcoming back last year’s summer student, Katie Watt, as our Watershed Stewardship Program Assistant. Katie is a local high school student who has a strong understanding of and is passionate about our local watershed. She will be helping organize public events, lake tours, and our community-based water quality monitoring projects this summer.

 

Katie Watt, Watershed Stewardship Program Assistant

And it’s only fitting that we acknowledge the hard work of our outgoing Program Coordinator, Megan Peloso. Thank you for your many years of dedication to the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, Megan. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Megan Peloso, outgoing Program Coordinator (2014-2017)

Upcoming events:

Date Time Event Location Comments
1 July 12:00 PM – 3:00PM Mountain Mosaic Festival of the Arts Kinsmen Beach Park Come find us celebrating the Canada Day festivities for some fishy face-painting and fun & games!
2 July 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Summer Shoreline Cleanup Kinsmen Beach Park Everybody welcome! Clean-up gear and snacks provided.
18 July 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Water Quality Monitoring Vacancy Sign-up to volunteer with water quality testing on Lake Windermere! Email info@lakeambassadors.ca for more information.
22 July Valley Appreciation Day Invermere, BC Look for the Lake Windermere Ambassadors’ Booth!
25 July 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Water Quality Monitoring Vacancy Sign-up to volunteer with water quality testing on Lake Windermere! Email info@lakeambassadors.ca for more information.
26 July 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Board of Directors’ Meeting Lake Windermere Ambassadors’ Office
625 4th Street, South Annex – Invermere, BC
Public welcome to attend
6 August 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 5th annual Summer Splash! James Chabot Provincial Park Family-friendly festivities
26 August Love Your Columbia Day More info TBA soon!