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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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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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