We help to maintain, improve and monitor the health of
Wabamun Lake.

 

Wabamun Lake is located in central Alberta about 60 km west of the city of Edmonton. The Wabamun Watershed Management Council (WWMC) is a not-for-profit society that represents a cross-section of Wabamun Lake stakeholders who are committed to maintaining and improving the health of the lake and its watershed.

 

We are the Wabamun Watershed Management Council

Wabamun Lake is located in central Alberta about 60 km west of the city of Edmonton. The Wabamun Watershed Management Council (WWMC) is a not-for-profit society that represents a cross-section of Wabamun Lake stakeholders who are committed to maintaining and improving the health of the lake and its watershed.


Note: The Wabamun Watershed Management Council (WWMC) is a separate organization from the Wabamun Area Stewardship Association (WASA). The WWMC was formed in 2006 as the result of a recommendation made in the 2004 Schindler Report (PDF) on the health and viability of Wabamun Lake, specifically the creation of a permanent citizens’ panel to work cooperatively with stakeholders to protect the health of the lake. WASA was formed in October of 2018 to oppose the Ridge Water Resort development. The WWMC is not directly involved in WASA’s activities.


The WWMC works with governments, organizations, businesses and individuals to inform and educate stakeholders about the biology of the lake and the issues affecting the watershed and lake. It sponsors and coordinates programs and activities that gather information about the biology and use of the watershed and that improve the health and viability of the lake.

The council meets once a month, usually on the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are generally held at the Alberta Environment and Parks office in Spruce Grove. Go to the What's New page for specific information about the next meeting.

For more information about what the council has done and is doing, check out our Newsletters and Minutes of recent meetings available at the Calendar of Events page. We are also on Facebook where you can join our group, post information and engage in conversations. You can also follow us on Twitter.


Do you have an Immediate Concern?

environmental Emergency?

Phone: 1-800-222-6541

Suspected Poaching or Abuse of Public Land?

Phone: 1-800-642-3800

or

alberta.ca/report-poacher

(if not an emergency)

Invasive Weeds?

If you spot an invasive weed on land, use EDDMaps; if on water, phone: 1-855-336-BOAT(2628)

Issues on Private Land?

Contact your municipality or bylaw officer.


Projects

The WWMC has been involved in many projects, including:

  • with the help of the Alberta Lake Management Society, sampling the water at several sites around the lake for zooplankton and chemical analysis. As well with ALMS help, sampling aquatic plants to determine species and possible invasives.

  • opposing a developer's appeal of Parkland County's refusal to issue a development permit for an RV campground that would negatively affect the lake and its community.

  • providing information to shoreline property owners about the 2018 Ice Heave that caused damage to many properties along the northwest shoreline.

  • developing a Watershed Management Plan for the lake

  • mapped the riparian area around the lake to determine how much is natural and how much is disturbed by development (see Studies and Reports)

  • published a State of the Watershed Report for the lake (see Studies and Reports)

  • providing information about invasive species in or threatening to enter the lake

  • providing information to lakeside residents about how to reduce nutrient loading in the lake, maintaining and improving lake-water quality

  • developing a biological inventory of the flora and fauna in and about the lake

If you are concerned about the health of Wabamun Lake, consider becoming a member of the WWMC. It’s free and you will receive periodic e-mails about what’s going on in the watershed and how you can help.

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Who We Are

Find out about our organization,
mission, our methods, and the results of our advocacy.

 

Our Partners

Lean more or become a partner on our Get Involved page.

The WWMC is grateful to the following businesses and organizations that have become corporate members of the WWMC to support its ongoing programs and activities:

Corporate Members

The WWMC is grateful to the following businesses and organizations that have become corporate members of the WWMC to support its ongoing programs and activities:

Governments

Businesses

Organizations