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Community Survey

We want to hear from you! The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are reaching out to the community to better understand our strengths and weaknesses to improve our programming for the future. We would love to hear what your experience has been ...
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Summer Camps

Register Here We are excited to be working with Columbia Lake Stewardship Society to once again offer FREE summer camps for kids aged 8 to 12. The camps will happen on Fridays in both Invermere (9am–12pm at James Chabot Provincial ...
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Foreshore Integrated Managment Planning

In 2020 the Lake Windermere Ambassadors partnered with Living Lakes Canada to conduct a Foreshore Integrated Management Planning Project on Lake Windermere. This project re-created work done in 2006 for the Shoreline Habitat Inventory Mapping and examined changes that have ...
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When the Ice Melts

The ice has melted away and the signs of winter are gone for another year, Lake Windermere is undergoing a variety of changes, beyond the obvious change in state. This thaw provides more than just excitement of boating, swimming and ...
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Bank Swallows Return to Lake Windermere

As the weather warms up, the lake's summer residents begin to return, including the Bank swallow. Bank swallows are facing one of the fastest population declines with 98% population loss in Canada over the past 40 years. Bank swallow colonies ...
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The Dangers of Wake Boats on Shallow Waters

We all love a wake, but do we know the costs? There can be a bunch, depending on whether wake boats are used responsibly. Here we’ll just look at how wakes interact with the lake bottom, because wake boats can ...
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Happy Garden, Healthy Lake

We have been so fortunate this spring to see a mix of sunny days and rainfall that has our gardens thriving! BUT … have you ever stopped to consider what impact your garden may be having on the lake? Whether ...
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Lake Windermere Community Clean Up

REGISTER HEREBEFORE APRIL 15th Did you know that in 2020 30% more plastic entered the oceans compare to 2019? This was a result of the increased need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and single use items for restaurants, hospitals and ...
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Work With Us!

Spend your summer as our Water Stewardship Assistant We have been so lucky to hire a summer student to help with our summer programming over the past few years. Want to spend your summer learning about water quality and quantity ...
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Annual General Meeting

10th Annual General Meeting The Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on March 11th this year. This is an opportunity to join the Ambassadors and learn about all the work we have been doing this year, ...
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Windermere Lake BC; State of the Lake Report 2010-2019

Windermere Lake BC; State Of The Lake Report 2010 2019 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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