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Nominate a lake champion for the Alexander Bajkov Award!

Alexander Bajkov

So many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg – and, since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg (you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Past recipients have included scientists, politicians, educators and journalists. (A full list of winners is available here.)

It’s nomination time once again – and we want to hear from you!

Do you know someone working in the field of science, art, environmental stewardship, education and/or advocacy whose efforts over the past year (or beyond) deserve to be celebrated? If so, please consider nominating them for the 2015 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Downloadable nomination forms are available here. We accept submissions from LWF members, members of the scientific, academic and arts communities, as well as from the general public – so make sure to tell all your friends!

The deadline for 2015 nominations is March 18, 2016.

Submissions will be reviewed by LWF’s grants and awardd committee, and the 2015 Alexander Bajkov Award winner will be announced at our upcoming 2016 annual general meeting.

Help us give our local lake champions the recognition they deserve!

LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes information on our emerging community-based monitoring network, details about groundbreaking microplastics research made possible through our grants program, and helpful tips on how you can speak up for water by reaching out to decision makers.


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