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Gathering on the banks of the Assiniboine River with Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) staff, science advisors and partners on a sunny morning in September, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox participated in a new citizen science project supported by Manitoba’s government.

LWF’s community-based monitoring (CBM) network is currently focused on monitoring phosphorus levels in water samples. Excess phosphorus is a primary cause of harmful algae blooms which have been increasing in size and frequency on Lake Winnipeg’s waters.

CBM provides valuable information that can be used to enrich long...

Water Wednesdays

Join us in Assiniboine Park this October for a three-part series featuring local experts talking local water: from algae blooms to zebra mussels and everything in between.

We’ve invited journalists, researchers, policy-makers, advocates and on-the-ground practitioners – an eclectic group of people with a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Over the course of three uniquely different nights, we’ll be picking their brains about the challenges facing our shared waters and the opportunities for solutions.

Three Wednesdays. Three themes. Three lively conversations.

  • When: Wed. Oct. 5, 12 and...

A group of amateur cyclists will once again challenge themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Cycling for Solutions 2016 builds on the success of last year’s inaugural ride, in which three participants raised almost $4,000 for LWF and our ongoing work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg – the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world.

This year’s riders are once again paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for...

Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective

Apply to become the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator!

In partnership with the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), the Lake Winnipeg Foundation is seeking a relationship-driven project manager to support the dynamic growth of a First Nations collective dedicated to protecting the health of our sacred waters and restoring traditional livelihoods. Based out of Winnipeg, this position includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg Indigenous communities.

The function of this position is to:

  • Provide administrative and facilitative support to advance the development of the Lake...

Join us at Grand Marais Community Central on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. for some lake-friendly learning and a local fish fry! 

Learn more about zebra mussels and have all your questions answered by our special guest, provincial Aquatic Invasive Species expert Candace Parks! Then, join us outside on the lawn to enjoy live music - and sample some delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel! We'll also have fun activities for the kids - plus, we'll have all of our fundraising products available for sale AND we'll be offering the chance to win some great prizes! Truly, there's something for everyone.

We hope to see...

Walk for Water 2016

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. For many lake-lovers, participating has become an annual family tradition.

Three walks are being held this season in Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7), organized by community volunteers with support from LWF. Proceeds are used to translate science into solutions: funding research, training citizen scientists, educating students and community groups, and addressing the root causes of harmful algae blooms by advancing the eight actions of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan...

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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.