Got a favourite lake? Want to help protect it? Lakes in the Kootenay’s are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and climate impacts like rising water temperatures. The National Lake Blitz is an annual citizen-science program that encourages the widespread monitoring of lakes using simple tools. Through monitoring, participants learn about the impacts affecting lake health and get inspired to protect them.
Registration for the 3rd Annual National Lake Blitz is now open — and it’s free! After signing up, each volunteer will be mailed a Lake Blitz Standard Kit containing a thermometer, tape measure, field guide, and datasheets. Living Lakes Canada will provide free online training on how to conduct lake monitoring using the kit, from data collection to data entry.
The lake monitoring season will run from May to September, and all the data collected will be uploaded to the Lake Blitz Observation Map, which can be viewed in real-time. Volunteers will also receive a monthly newsletter and will be invited to monthly online workshops featuring expert guest speakers who will present on a range of topics relevant to lake monitoring.
Lake Blitz registration closes May 1st or when the supply of Lake Blitz Kits runs out. Register today and join Living Lakes Canada in getting outside this summer and helping protect lakes across Canada.