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Water Sustainability Act 101

If you followed the municipal elections this November, you know that regional water planning was a major recurring theme during the lead-up discussion period. This heightened interest is in step with momentum generated by a new piece of legislation coming ...
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Watersheducation: What’s-that-you-say?

A group of children ran by laughing while our crew finished collecting samples at Windermere Creek, following annual stream-monitoring protocol developed by the Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN). Between stooping down and collecting grass, bugs and dirt in her cup, ...
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Coal and Lake Windermere

By Ella Swan, Lake Windermere Ambassadors' Summer Student Coal Dust and Our Lake Like in many other BC towns, Invermere has a Canada Pacific Rail (CPR) line running through. CPR is not required to disclose the cargo they are transporting ...
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Case of the Mystery Burbot

Case of the Mystery Burbot By Ella Swan, Lake Windermere Ambassador's Summer Student  You never know what you might see out in Lake Windermere if you take the time to look beneath the surface.  On July 8th, some of what ...
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Want to remove the “weeds” in Lake Windermere? Be careful what you wish for

From the column "Beneath the Surface" - Invermere Valley Echo Over the years, I’ve heard numerous people express their desire to just get rid of all of the “weeds” in Lake Windermere. People have asked: “Why can’t we use machines ...
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LWA Looking for a Treasurer

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors, a non-profit Society, require a volunteer with a financial background to act as their Treasurer. This opening on the Board of Directors provides a permanent or part-time resident of the Columbia Valley with a chance to ...
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Volunteers Needed to Spend a Morning on Lake Windermere

Imagine starting your day out on a boat on Lake Windermere’s glassy blue surface… the wind in your hair…birds swooping by… and no one around to tell you to mow the lawn or wash the dishes. You have the opportunity ...
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Learning about waterways from “Yellow Fish”

The David Thompson Secondary School Leadership class and Lake Windermere Ambassadors are teaming up to bring “Yellow Fish” to our community on Tuesday, June 3rd. What are Yellow Fish? The fish symbols are part of a national conservation education initiative developed ...
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Work for the Ambassadors as a Summer Student!

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be hiring one Summer Student to help us deliver our award-winning programs over the summer of 2014.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity! JOB TITLE: WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM ASSISTANT  START DATE: ASAP END DATE: August 29, ...
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Watershed Heroes — the Shaunessys

If you are a mountain biker, you are likely familiar with the great trails on the K2 Ranch land along Westside Road north of Rushmere.  What you might not know is that the trail system is just a small publicly ...
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Watershed Heros – BC Rockies Adventures

(This article was published in the February 28th edition of the Columbia Valley Pioneer) Watershed Heroes – BC Rockies Adventures  In 2014, this Watershed Wanderings column will celebrate the “watershed heroes” throughout the Columbia River Headwaters region. What does it ...
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Ambassadors’ Work Featured by Real Estate Foundation

The Real Estate Foundation of BC highlighted the Lake Windermere Ambassadors' watershed work in this recent blog posting. Also see the Twitter feed : ow.ly/ueAVf #bcwater From the Real Estate Foundation: Freshwater Sustainability is one of the Real Estate Foundation's ...
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Road Salt and Our Waterways

Ice is slippery stuff. To avoid injuries due to falling, many of us put de-icing products down on sidewalks and parking lots. Most of the de-icers we use are simply salt—common, everyday table salt. Sound innocent? Unfortunately, when salt mixes ...
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Join the Interpretive Skate — January 17th

This winter the Lake Windermere Ambassadors will be hosting an interpretive tour of Lake Windermere during the Snowflake Festival (Taste of the Valley) on Friday, January 17th. The tour will depart from Kinsmen Beach at 4pm. Bring your own skates, ...
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Catch the Freeze Winner

The people of Invermere were taken by surprise this winter by a lake that froze sooner than expected. 50 people entered the Lake Windermere Ambassador's "Catch the Freeze" contest to choose the date the lake would freeze, and guesses were ...
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The results are in!

The 2013 Lake Windermere water quality results are now in! Our report includes the details about our lake's water this year. The summer of 2013 brought a heavy load of sediment into the lake after major rain storms. Two measures ...
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Join the Watershed Tour! October 9th

Fall colours will be at their finest during the October 9th Upper Columbia Watershed Tour. The Tour will be a great opportunity to see what makes this a great place, while talking with your neighbours about what our watershed needs, ...
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Shoreline Clean-up September 21st

Every September, tens of thousands of Canadians band together through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to fight shoreline litter, a key threat to our waterways. This September is the 20th Anniversary of the Shoreline Cleanup. Over its history, the Shoreline ...
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Ambassadors Make Summer Splash!

The Lake Windermere Ambassadors are making a big splash this summer with the re-development of their annual Regatta event. Coined ‘Lake Windermere Summer Splash’ (not to be confused with the Rotary Club’s Splash Park) this free family event will literally ...
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High Waters in the Columbia Valley

Water is likely on everyone’s minds these days given the recent heavy precipitation events on the east slopes of the Rockies - and right here in the Upper Columbia watershed. The Board of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors would like to ...
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