Windermere is England’s largest lake – a much loved and iconic feature of the Lake District.
The Lake District Foundation wants to launch community projects that all contribute to the health of the lake and improve water quality.
From noon on Tuesday 29 November to noon Tuesday 6 December we are taking part in the week-long national Big Give Christmas Challenge.
All donations you make over the next seven days will be doubled.
Sarah Swindley, Chief Executive, Lake District Foundation, said: “We know there are some concerns around the health of the lake – particularly around water quality.
“Our project will deliver a range of community activities with the aim of improving water quality in Windermere, with a particular focus on reducing phosphate levels in the lake.
“What’s really exciting is that all donations this week will be doubled in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.”
The Lake District Foundation will deliver a range of activities to increase awareness and knowledge of phosphate pollution, work with local residents, businesses, lake users and visitors to tackle the issue – for example providing education around septic tank use – in order to improve the health of the lake and its habitats.
There are some great projects getting planned to work to improve water quality as part of the Love Windermere Partnership which was launched in summer 2022.