Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Lake Windermere Ambassadors

Lake Windermere Ambassadors



  • 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 occurred to the shorelines on Lake Windermere. While the names have changed, the overarching goals …
  • 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 paddling opportunities that await in the coming months, it wakes the lake up with spring …
  • 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 can be found right here on Windermere lake! In fact, the area from Canal Flats …
  • 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 be really damaging to shallow lakes, and Lake Windermere is really really shallow! So what’s …
  • 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 your property is on the shoreline of Fort Point or are up land in the …
  • Lake Windermere Community Clean Up
    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 the general public. Marine plastic pollution has increased due to state and city rollbacks on bans of plastic as …
  • 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 monitoring? Connecting with the community around Lake Windermere? Teaching kids about the Lake Windermere Watershed? …
  • 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, and what we have planned for the upcoming year. This is also an excellent opportunity …
  • Windermere Lake BC; State of the Lake Report 2010-2019
    Windermere Lake BC; State Of The Lake Report 2010 2019
  • 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 rapid increase of algae alters the quality of the water.  What is Cyanobacteria? Cyanobacteria is …