If you have an interest in helping protect Lac Ste. Anne County's lakes, consider volunteering for a citizen science program called LakeWatch. All it takes is a boat and some spare summer time.
Alberta has just over 2000 named lakes. That might seem like a lot; but not when compared to Saskatchewan’s almost hundred thousand! That means that lakes in Alberta feel a lot more pressure. This pressure can come from fishing, economic development, or environmentally. More than 20 of Alberta's 2000 lakes reside in Lac Ste. Anne County, along with countless more unnamed lakes and smaller waterbodies.
If you have an interest in helping with protection of our lakes, you can volunteer for a citizen science program, LakeWatch. All it takes is some time in the summer, and a boat. A member of Alberta’s Lake Management Society will meet you and take samples at 11 different sites on the lake throughout the summer. They are happy to have multiple volunteers per lake, so don’t be shy!