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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

Healthy Watershed, Healthy Lake, Healthy Communities.

Visit for the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan (PLWMP) progress as watershed residents supported by experts make recommendations and plans for the health of the lake.

Healthy Lake Runoff Project now launched! Learn more.

The PLWA Healthy-Lake Lawn Campaign. Get the education & resources to be a healthy-lake lawn steward. Keep Checking for new resources.

Developing new? Redeveloping within 800 metres of the lake? Make lake smart decisions - let the Model Land Use Bylaw guide you.

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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   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 looking for an Executive Director!

Please view and/or pass on the Job Description  search closes September 7th.

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. 


Still No hearing date Set  When scheduled, it will be posted.

  Go to Watermere page for details & NEW Revised LASP.


Protect Pigeon Lake from Aquatic Invasive Species !

Learn more about AIS!


When it Comes to Water We're All Connected
2014 Year End Homsite Living By Water Report
  • The 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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