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2017

Join us on Saturday, May 27 for the start of beach season – and the Grand Beach and Area Development Corporation Trade & Craft Show!

Say hello to LWF staff, learn more about our work and how you can get involved, and purchase some of our amazing fundraising products.

When: Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Walter Whyte School (Jackfish Lake Rd just off Hwy. 59 near Grand Marais, Man.)

Hope to see you there!

Date(s): 
May 27, 2017 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Celebrate all things paddle-related at this Winnipeg event, featuring hands-on activities, gear swaps and exhibitor booths. (More information is available here.)

When: Sunday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fort Whyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

Stop by our table to say hello and learn more about what we’re doing to protect Manitoba’s water!

Date(s): 
May 28, 2017 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. David Lobb has been chosen to receive the 2016 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008 and is presented annually to individuals or groups who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the health of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.

Dr. Lobb has worked in the Lake Winnipeg watershed since joining the Soil Science Department at University of Manitoba in 1998. His research has focused on understanding the processes and...

In honour of Earth Day 2017, we’ll be joining the International Institute of Sustainable Development at Barn Hammer Brewing Company on April 25, to share why fresh water matters to Manitobans.

LWF’s Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Co-ordinator, Johanna, will be one of several presenters who will be explaining why water is so vital for what they do. In lively three-minute presentations, they will explore why water matters to the art scene, local business, our agricultural sector and our history, as well as what traditional knowledge reveals about our relationship to water.

Quick, snappy and to the...

Our friends at FortWhtye Alive are celebrating Earth Day 2017 with live entertainment, environmental workshops, fun outdoor activities and other special programming. Even better? Admission is free all day!

Stop by our table on Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to say hello learn more about what we’re doing to protect and restore the heath of Lake Winnipeg.

On April 11, Manitoba’s government released the 2017 budget, its spending plan for the coming year.

Lake Winnipeg was not specifically mentioned in either Finance Minister Cameron Friesen’s speech or the budget summary.

Water-related spending appears on page 18 of the budget summary, nested under strategic infrastructure. This spending includes a $60 million investment in water-related infrastructure such as flood protection, drainage and other water-control initiatives, and represents a 33 per cent increase from the 2016/17 budget.

Funding for Sustainable Development – the provincial...

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, taking place on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg).

This year we’ll be joined by guest speaker Dr. Michael Rennie, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries at Lakehead University and a researcher at IISD Experimental Lakes Area. He will share the outcomes of his recent research on microplastics pollution in Lake Winnipeg – a groundbreaking study funded in part by LWF’s grants program. We’ll also be sharing more information about our community...

Lake Winnipeg grants LWF

Our grants program invests in solutions by supporting projects dedicated to improving local water quality: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.

This video celebrates just some of the passionate water champions who are working on solutions for our shared waters. (Click here to learn more about the four grant recipients selected through our most recent submission process.)

LWF’s grants program is funded by the generosity of our supporters who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed...

Lake Winnipeg Foundation Job Posting

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring a Summer Outreach Co-ordinator!

This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of a variety of outreach and fundraising events. If you love working with people, are passionate about the environment and have a talent for communicating science, apply to join our team and help us in our mission to restore and protect the health of our great lake!

A full job description is below.

Download LWF Summer Outreach Co-ordinator 2017 job description.pdf...

On March 22, the government of Canada released its 2017 budget, outlining federal priorities for the coming year. We’ve reviewed the plan to figure out what it means for fresh water and for Lake Winnipeg.

What we know so far:

Investments in freshwater protection generally and Lake Winnipeg specifically are mentioned on P. 125 of Budget 2017, which focused on “addressing the persistent and growing threat of aquatic invasive species and toxic and nuisance algae.”

Proposed funding is being provided to two federal departments:

  • Up to $70.5 million over five years to Environment and Climate Change...

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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.