) The LakeWatch Program is a lake water quality monitoring program which has monitored over 100 unique lakes throughout Alberta. In 2017, this program continued with the help of over 45 volunteers and 486 volunteer hours. These efforts allowed us to sample 32 lakes across the province. Volunteers provide transportation on the lake, assistance with collecting samples, and assistance recording data. 2) In 2017, ALMS continued to provide Alberta Water Quality Test Kits to stewards across the province. ALMS also participated in an aquatic plant bioblitz with stewards at Lacombe Lake and Arm Lake. 3) Workshop: In 2017, ALMS hosted thir annual two day conference with a theof New perspective in Lac La Biche. The conference has 75 attenddees, 19 speakers, and Elders Circle, and three field tour stops. 4) Lake Management Framework: Using a guide published on our website, ALMS has been working with lake stewardship groups to help guide them through the process of developing take watershed management plans.
1) ALMS introduced a new citizen science monitoring program in 2018 called LakeKeepers. This project works to expand community based lake monitoring to more remote communities across Alberta.