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Pigeon Lake Watershed Association
P.O. Box 1353
Calmar, Alberta
T0C 0V0

Pigeon Lake Watershed Association

The PLWA is a charitable, non-profit environmental advocacy group made up of a diverse membership of people who live, work and play in Pigeon Lake and its Watershed. 

The PLWA partners with individuals, groups and governments who are willing to step up because we are the stewards and together we can enhance the health of the watershed and lake... our special place.

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Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan

Membership Renewal

PLWA membership renewal fees were reset in May 2013 to $0. All members past and present are recognized as members and do not require any further payment BUT you must ensure your information is in the system. Email to check your membership status or call 403-816-6049.

In lieu of this change, please make an annual donation to the PLWA.

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Rain Barrel Campaign!   Order at

Pick up date is July 30th at Lakedell. All orders must be placed by July 23rd. 

Great turnout at the Annual Leaders Session!!

 “I saw the agents for change come together.  I see action.  It is going to take time, but this group is headed in the right direction.”   Mark Smith, MLA for Pigeon Lake


Did you read the March 25th Progress Report


Did you see?   The latest overview on the work being done by the Alliance of Pigeon Lake Municipalities and the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association   APLM - What Weve Done Brochure - November 2015.pdf


Great session with some of the local Pigeon Lake landscape professionals December 11th!      See presentation. 

This was the "What & Why" for the Clean Runoff project and developing market.   Please send in contact info to the PLWA ( to include as many local landscape designers, construction, plant & seed providers and yard maintenance personnel in our 2016 spring "HOW TO" workshop. 

Runoff Guide Consultant Team Selected See Update

Big News!  The PLWA has hired Elynne Murray - full time!  See details.

Missed the latest Wastewater Update

LID Practioners have been selected to be part of the team, to create a Clean Runoff Guide!  Find on-going updates on

   240 Attendees / Great 2014/15 Progress!----------------------------------------------------------
  300 people completed the PLWMP Runoff Survey!  Thanks!

  Highlights will be reported at the August 22nd AGM and a report will be 
  posted on when available.
  PLWA is in the process of hiring an Executive Director!

  PLWMP Cosmetic Fertilizer Survey Results
posted on

The Model Land Use Bylaw: Lakeshore Environmental Development Provisions (for land use within 800 metres from the shore) now finalized.  The PLWA encourages the use of this as a reference document for any new developments or lot re-developments and/or bylaw reviews. 


Protect Pigeon Lake from Aquatic Invasive Species !

Learn more about AIS!


When it Comes to Water We're All Connected
2014 Year End Homesite Living By Water Report
  • The LbW Homesite Consultation is A FREE SERVICE for all watershed residents to learn how to be a good lake steward. The report highlights how we are doing to become a lake friendly watershed community.
  • View more information on Homesite Consultation

Interested in Water Quality?

Then you'll be interested in the PLWA Summary Report on Methods for the Control of Nuisance Blue-green Algae (Cyanobacteria). It provides an Executive Summary; root causes of B-G Algae, details of the PLWA work, and what we are currently advocating for. As well, there is a detailed review of the work done on each of the options.

This Report was completed, in part, to the request for feedback, following the release of the AB Env/Sustainable Resources Development Report: Lake and Watershed Management Options for the Control of Nuisance Blue-Green Algal (Cyanobacteria) Blooms in Pigeon Lake, Alberta, 2012.

You may also be interested in the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development report by Chris Teichreb: From Monitoring to Management: Working Towards Maintaining and Improving Water Quality at Pigeon Lake


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