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2022 Mooring Buoy Information *Updated*

Here at the Lake Windermere Ambassadors, we get lots of inquiries from the community about mooring buoys and the placement of them. We thought we would do our best to pull some of the most pertinent information together to make ...
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2021 Annual Water Quality Report

"Five of the eight parameters deviated from the Ministry of Environment objectives, including Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Specific Conductivity, and phosphorus levels."- LWA 2021 Water Quality Report LWA water stewardship assistant and volunteer monitoring water temperature. 2021 Lake Windermere Water ...
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Concerned About Your Lake?

What is a Carrying Capacity Study and Why is it Important for Lake Windermere? Steady growth in residents (Selkirk College, 2022), an increasing number of motorized boats on Lake Windermere, and the ongoing increase in travel and tourism to the ...
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Summer camps are now full for the 2022 season!

We are excited to be once again offering FREE summer camps for kids ages 7 to 11. The camps will happen on Fridays in Invermere (James Chabot Provincial Park). All Camps will run from 9:00am to 12:00 pm (3 hours) ...
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2022 Lake Windermere Earth Day Spring Shoreline Cleanup!

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors’ Annual Earth Day Spring Shoreline Cleanup! Saturday April 23rd from 10:00am – 1:00pm. The Lake Windermere Ambassadors invite residents to help spiff up our beaches during this year’s Lake Windermere Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup. Participants will ...
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11th Annual General Meeting

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on March 17th this year. This is an opportunity to join the Ambassadors and learn about all the work we have been doing this year, and what we have ...
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We are hiring! 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 monitoring? Connecting with the community around Lake Windermere? ...
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Work With Us

Apply Here Full Job Posting We are looking for a passionate water steward and community leader to join our organization. Please read the full job description below and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page for how to ...
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Lake Windermere Home Inspection

If you tuned in last month, you likely read that we are in our last Deep Dive of 2021, Our Shared Home. In September we focused on benthic macroinvertebrates who reside in our shared home, this month we will look ...
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Join Our Team

We're growing, and want you to join us! The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are a community-based environmental stewardship non-profit working in the East Kootenay region of BC. The Ambassadors have a vision of an ecologically healthy Lake Windermere with balanced management ...
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Insects as Indicators

As we see the seasons changing from the long hot days of summer to the cool crisp mornings of fall the Lake Windermere Ambassadors are also shifting our gears as we enter the final Deep Dive of 2021, Our Shared ...
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Loving our Lake to Death

As the summer rolls on and we secure a spot on the beach, paddle through the wetlands, or enjoy the scenery cruising around on a boat – there is one thing in common, we all find ways to love Lake ...
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Lake Windermere’s Changing Climate

The most recent heat wave, and the devastating wildfires that have followed, has brought climate change to the front of our minds recently. This article is the first in our Water Based Recreation Deep Dive Series, and while it may ...
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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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