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June 24, 2014 – This summer, Anishinabe woman Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair – accompanied by family, friends, and community members – is taking steps to heal Lake Winnipeg. Footsteps, water ceremonies, prayer, and song will accompany women and men on the three-week walk. Starting July 12, they will walk 1,032 km around the perimeter of the lake to raise awareness about its declining health and offer hope for its revival. The traditional water walk starts in Norway House and ends in Manigotogan.

“Katherine’s walk is bringing an important perspective to the protection of water,” says Marlo...

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is excited to announce our sponsorship of the award-winning documentary film Watermark at this summer’s Gimli Film Festival.

The film is a diverse collection of images and stories from around the world that examine the deep relationships that humans have with water. The stories span from floating farms off China’s Fujian coast to the Colorado River’s desert delta to the Stikine River watershed in northern British Columbia.

 “We hope Watermark will inspire people to think about their relationship to the water they interact with – especially Lake Winnipeg,” says Marlo...

Government, industry and ENGOs come to the table to save Lake Winnipeg: (l to r) Gord Macintosh, Manitoba's minister of conservation and water stewardship, Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, and Alexis Kanu, executive director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation

June 11, 2014 – The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is encouraged by today’s provincial announcement of a new surface water management strategy for Manitoba and proposed changes to drainage regulations to protect threatened seasonal wetlands.

In particular, LWF is pleased by the government’s commitment to the principle of...

Nestled in the rolling hills about four km east of Holland, Man., is the site for Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project.

“Not every project comes with a view like this,” said Justin Reid, Manager of the La Salle Redboine Conservation District (LSRBCD), at the site of the soon-to-be-built interpretive park.

The park overlooks 630 acres (about half the size of Assiniboine Park) of hay and pasture land that will be covered in water next spring. Pelly’s Lake will be approximately two metres deep in the middle and just over one meter deep around the marshy edges.

Over the next few weeks the...

High Tides Music Video

A group of very talented students from St. John's-Ravenscourt School wrote and recorded a song, and created their own music video — all to raise funds for LWF! It's so encouraging to see young people working to save our lake. Check out the video here!

Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions

Here's a great video about the Manitoba Museum's latest interactive exhibit — complete with apperances by LWF executive director Alexis and Alex Salki, chair of LWF's Science Advisory Council.

Check out this video, created by Tripwire Media Group inc., about the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and eutrophication!

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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.