The Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan, rooted in science & endorsed by the municipalities, is our road map for change.
Visit www.plwmp.ca to review the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan (the "PLAN"). Key watershed actions and information for the health of the lake!
PLWA Online Coffee Conversations
Monday May 18th 9:30 am - Water Levels & Weir with Bob Gibbs & Don Davidson Sunday May 31st 9:30 am - Butterflies Around Pigeon Lake with Felix Sperling Sunday June 14th 9:30 am - Birds & Conservation at Pigeon Lake with Emily Cicon Sunday June 28th 9:30 am - Talking with Local Native Plant Suppliers with Ben Hartney and Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed Sunday July 12th 9:30 am - Making Your Landscape Work for You with Jan Hardstaff Sunday August 23rd 9:30 am - Ice Quakes
Join online or by phone. Preregistration is required. For more information about check the Events page
Annual General Meeting - July 25th 9:30 am
The PLWA AGM will be hosted via Zoom - join by phone (no internet required) or by web conference.
Meeting materials will be circulated before the meeting.
Note: This is a PLWA business meeting only. In place of the typical open house with healthy-lake partners, please join our coffee conversations and other special activities.
To manage online security for the meeting, pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
It’s BINGO time again! Get outside and get ready to go looking for native plants around Pigeon Lake with this family fun bingo card.
The first pattern will be one line, which can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. Once you have finished each pattern (line, 4-corners, blackout), call “BINGO!” - post a picture of the card and tag us on Facebook, your Instagram story or Twitter.
Nature Explorers, discover four local Pigeon Lake nature areas: Rundle's Mission, Graves Nature Sanctuary, Village at Pigeon Lake Walking Trail, and Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Campground Trail.
This summer, PLWA will be sharing self-guided nature challenges for each trail to help you discover local plants and animals. Nature Explorers who complete at least three of the trails are eligible to win a prize*. Watch the PLWA website and social channels for each of the challenges.
*Win a Prize: Anyone can become a Pigeon Lake Nature Explorer by either taking a selfie or by recording the code word at the secret location. To win a prize, you must show proof of completing at least three trails. You can collect your prize during the Love the Lake Family Fun Hike on August 8 at the Pigeon Lake Provincial Park.
Create a custom birdhouse as a Father's Day present! Pick up a birdhouse from PLWA. The birdhouses will be for sale ($20) in the center of town square, Village of Pigeon Lake, on June 13th from 10am - 2pm. We will be accepting e-transfers in advance (preferred) for curb-side pick-up, but cash payment will also be accepted for onsite purchases.
Birdhouses at Pigeon Lake welcome birds and offer a safe place for mother birds to lay eggs, for the eggs to hatch and for baby birds to grow stronger. With a healthy bird population in the community, the birds help to fertilize the soil, add biodiversity, control pests and more.
2019 LakeWatch Report for Pigeon Lake
LakeWatch has several important objectives, one of which is to collect and interpret water quality data from Alberta’s Lakes. LakeWatch reports are designed to summarize basic lake data and are not meant to be a complete synopsis of information about specific lakes.
Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation in Areas Around Pigeon Lake
April 2020 - In the summer of 2018 the Alder Flats, Winfield, Buck Lake, Pigeon Lake areas and another location west of Wetaskiwin experienced an in flight of mountain pine. In 2019, 33 sites had been confirmed. This tree-killing bark beetle's main host is lodgepole pine. If you suspect an infestation on your property, get confirmation from arborist and remove any dead pine tree by the beginning of June. Following the recommended procedures for removing a dead tree is necessary to stop the spread. There are also measures you can take to protect your healthy pine trees e.g. consider using a repellant on older or distressed pines and monitor for signs of infestation. For more information:
Did you know...Prussian Carp, and whirling disease have been found in Alberta waterways? Zebra and Quagga Mussels are in lakes as close as Manitoba and Montana. And, Eurasian Watermilfoil is in lakes in British Columbia.
These “happy travellers” easily attach to boats and marine equipment. When boats and watercrafts come to Pigeon Lake from other lakes the risk of infecting our lake is high. Once in the lake, it's almost impossible to eradicate invasive species and eradication efforts come at a high cost to taxpayers. Prevention is the best measure.
The Pigeon Lake Watershed Association and the Alliance of Pigeon Lake Municipalities are working together to implement a prevention strategy.
PLWA hosts another successful Love the Lake Fun Family Day
Families joined us for the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association’s Annual Love the Lake Family Fun Day at the Provincial Park on August 10th to have fun and learn about lake stewardship, nature, and biodiversity. Families got to meet Rickie the Northern Saw-whet Owl, learn about wildlife, check out bat artifacts, and participate in crafts, games, and face-painting.
Thanks to the Mulhurst Fire Dept, Cows and Fish, Beaverhill Bird Observatory, Alberta Community Bat Program, Pigeon Lake Provincial Park Staff, Alberta Lake Management Society, Pigeon Lake Public Library, Pigeon Lake Chamber of Commerce, the PLWA staff and Director, and the terrific volunteers who all helped to make the day a huge success!
Nature Alberta’s Living by the Water, Love your Shoreline Assessments (Norris and Itaska)
ADD NATIVE GRASS or CLOVER to your lawn! 250 gm pkg for 1500 ft.
Use RAIN BARRELS to water plants; catch and redirect the overflow to trees/deep rooted plants. Includes overflow hose, spout and mosquito filter.
Visit PLWA Staff at the Lakedell Farmers Market fridays from 4-7pm for more information.
SUMMER VILLAGES OF PIGEON LAKE REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (Media Release, March 17, 2020): In view of the current Coronavirus situation the Emergency Advisory Committee has voted to unanimously approve the partial activation of Regional Emergency Management Program to keep the public informed, monitor the situation, follow provincial requests and plan for business continuity to protect vital municipal services with our virtual Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC).