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Lake Winnipeg

 

LWF is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) seeking solutions to ensure a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed now and for future generations.

Founded in 2005 as a volunteer coalition of concerned lake-lovers, LWF today is emerging as a leading organization working collaboratively with non-profit, academic, industry and government sectors and the public to restore and protect our great lake.

In 2012, LWF established our Science Advisory Council (SAC), a group of leading freshwater experts whose research guides our organization's work.

LWF's efforts are focused on research, public education, stewardship and collaboration.

For example:

  • LWF leads the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, which identifies eight key actions to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms.
  • LWF partners with other organizations and groups to educate citizens, push for science-based policy, and encourage innovation and excellence in water stewardship.
  • LWF gives grants to community projects focused on improving water quality.
  • LWF provides subsidies for school field trips.
  • LWF offers presentations to schools and community groups.
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LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes an update on our community-based monitoring efforts, a profile on LWF member and volunteer extraordinaire Paul Trevenen, plus information about proposed changes to provincial legislation that could affect Manitoba water quality and how you can get involved.