Summer LakeKeepers


What is Summer LakeKeepers?

Summer LakeKeepers allows volunteers to independently monitor lakes or reservoirs for parameters important to ecological health.

Training manuals and monitoring equipment are sent to LakeKeepers to collect data from their lake or reservoir.

Equipment provided includes:

  • Bottle Set
  • Chlorophyll-a Filtration Kit
  • YSI Pro ODO meter for temperature and dissolved oxygen
  • Tape and Weight
  • Secchi Disk
  • Field sheets
  • Instruction guide

Samples are shipped back to the Alberta Lake Management Society office in Edmonton for analysis and reporting. Once the samples are analyzed, all of the data and field sheet information is compiled into a report. Links to the current reports are below:

If you would like to volunteer with Summer LakeKeepers, contact ALMS at lakekeepers@alms.ca or 780-702-2567.


New Volunteers:

INSTRUCTION GUIDE: Before getting involved with LakeKeepers, new volunteers should review the LakeKeeper instruction guide. Video instructions can be found on our YouTube Page.
FIELD SHEETS: Volunteers can print additional field sheets, here. Field sheets will be provided in the sampling kits.
INFORMED CONSENT: Please complete the informed consent form below.
WHAT TO DO WITH SAMPLES: For information on shipping with Purolator, see the example Purolator Shipping Slip.


Current volunteers must complete the volunteer hours on their field sheet – don’t forget to write the hours down on the field sheet before sending it back to us!

If you still need assistance – please phone ALMS for help at 780-702-2567.


Informed Consent:


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