Welcome—Wabamun Watershed Management Council

Notice: A two-day Shoreline Restoration Workshop will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 in Seba Beach. Registration is now open! Go to 2018 Ice Heave for more information.

Notice: Considerable ice damage has occurred along the north shore of Wabamun Lake. Go to 2018 Ice Heave for more information, including a links to the AEP and Parkland County bulletins about what must be done before repairing the damage. Also available is a report on the drone that flew over the damage and took photographs to record its extent.

Wabamun Lake is located in central Alberta about 60 km west of the city of Edmonton. The Wabamun Watershed Management Council (WWMC) is a not-for-profit society that represents a cross-section of Wabamun Lake stakeholders who are committed to maintaining and improving the health of the lake and its watershed.

The council works with governments, organizations, businesses and individuals to inform and educate stakeholders about the biology of the lake and the issues affecting the watershed and lake. It sponsors and coordinates programs and activities that gather information about the biology and use of the watershed and that improve the health and viability of the lake.

The WWMC meets once a month, usually on the third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are generally held at the Alberta Environment and Parks office in Spruce Grove. Go to the What's New page for specific information about the next meeting.

For more information about what the council has done and is doing, check out our Newsletters and Minutes of recent meetings available at the Calendar of Events page. We are also on Facebook where you can join our group and post information and engage in conversations. You can also follow us on Twitter.

If you wish to report an abuse of public land (dumping of garbage, habitat destruction, unauthorized trails, etc.), phone the Report-A-Poacher 24-hour hotline at 1-800-642-3800. A Fish and Wildlife Officer will record your complaint and direct it to the appropriate authority. If your report is not an emergency situation, you can also file a report on line.

The WWMC has been involved in many projects, including:

  • providing information to shoreline property owners about the 2018 Ice Heave that caused damage to many properties along the northwest shoreline.
  • developing a Watershed Management Plan for the lake
  • mapped the riparian area around the lake to determine how much is natural and how much is disturbed by development
  • published a State of the Watershed Report for the lake (see Studies and Reports)
  • providing information about invasive species in or threatening to enter the lake
  • providing information to lakeside residents about how to reduce nutrient loading in the lake, maintaining and improving lake-water quality
  • developing a biological inventory of the flora and fauna in and about the lake

If you are concerned about the health of Wabamun Lake, consider becoming a member of the WWMC. It’s free and you will receive periodic e-mails about what’s going on in the watershed and how you can help.


The WWMC has partnered with the following organizations to complete specific projects, for which the WWMC is most grateful:

Corporate Members

The WWMC is grateful to the following businesses and organizations that have become corporate members of the WWMC to support its ongoing programs and activities:


Summer Village of Betula Beach     Summer Village of Point Allison


 Dairy Queen      Falher Drugs     Seba Beach Ice Cream Stop


Camp Oselia Society             Wabamun & District Lions Club