LakeWatch Volunteers

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P1000106Volunteer Welcome Package:

Wondering what is involved in volunteering with the LakeWatch Program? Take a look through our Volunteer Welcome Package – this will describe what is required of the volunteers, safety considerations, the sampling process, and more!

ALMS has developed a video series which introduces volunteers to many aspects of the sampling program. This video series can be viewed on YouTube by following the links below!

1. Introduction to LakeWatch
2. Collecting Composite Samples
3. Zooplankton and Invasive Species
4. Profiles: Oxygen, Temperature, and More
5. Measuring Water Clarity


Volunteer of the Year Award:

In 2016 we had over 570 volunteer hours dedicated to LakeWatch! We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all of our 2016 LakeWatch Volunteers! We had a great year monitoring lakes as well as hosting education and awareness events across the province – we couldn’t have done it without you.

Each year ALMS selects a volunteer to receive our Volunteer of the Year Award. These volunteers are individuals who have shown outstanding dedication and enthusiasm through the LakeWatch program. Click on the recipients below to learn more about the volunteers and their lakes – this could be you!

YearPhotoRecipient
2020Richard Normandeau of Half Moon Lake
2019Muriel Lake Basin Management Society
2018Anto Davis of Lacombe Lake
2017Orest Kitt of Skeleton Lake North
2016Bev Smith of Laurier Lake
2015Ron Young of Crane Lake
2014Larry Macpherson of Wizard Lake
2013Garry Kissel of Minnie Lake
2012Terry Noble of Lac Sante

Volunteer Survey:

At the end of each sampling season we ask our volunteers to complete a short on-line survey. This survey is a great tool to provide us with feedback regarding the LakeWatch program. If you were a volunteer in 2017 and have yet to complete the survey, you can find it below:

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