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Our grants program funds projects that improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of LWF supporters over the years, we have been able to award more than $230,000 in financial assistance to a diverse range of vital initiatives: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.

Now, we need your help to make this program bigger and better in 2017.

Starting today, we’re partnering with Small Change Fund on a new online crowdfunding campaign that gives lake-lovers the...

Produced by two Winnipeg Grade 12 students, this charity dance show aims to raise awareness about watersheds across Canada, and will feature dance styles including jazz, tap, aerial, hip hop, contemporary and more.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017; lobby opens at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Rd, in Winnipeg

All proceeds raised will donated to several non-profit organizations – including LWF! We’ll also be set up in the lobby all night; make sure you stop by before, after or during intermission to say hello and learn more about our work...

Looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

New for 2016 is an exclusive line of ornaments, art pieces and tote bags featuring local artist Kal Barteski’s signature brush script! Perfect for hanging on the tree, displaying on the mantle – or taking to the beach next summer!

For nature-lovers, gardeners or local art history buffs, we’ve got vintage limited-edition wood engraving prints, created by Henry Eric Bergman (1893-1958) and generously donated to us by this accomplished artist’s descendants. Each print features a plant found within...

We are thrilled to be one of 50 local vendors selected to participate in this year's Luckygirl Holiday Pop Up Shop!

Drop by 300 Ross Ave. in the Exchange (attached to Hut K) between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 to pick up holidays gifts for all the lake-lovers in your life. We'll be selling our exclusive (and amazing) K.BARTESKI x LWF products, plus our limited-edition vintage Lake Winnipeg watershed prints, Love, Lake Winnipeg merch and beautiful "gifts of donation" created expecially for this sale! (We recommend you come early because we're probably going to run out...)

Get your...

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” — Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist

Donate at the link below to send Manitoba students on their next water adventure.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

The wonder of new discovery is a special thing.

We all remember the first time we had the chance to experience our natural ecosystems: The first time we went out in a boat on open water. The first time we saw a dragonfly up close. The first time we caught tadpoles in a bucket.

We all remember the first time we truly understood that we are all...

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...

Keep your eyes peeled! We'll be at the Alleyways Market curated pop-up shop on Friday, Aug 5. Which alleyway will we be stationed? You'll have to stay on the lookout to find out!

We'll have all of our fundraising materials to sell, including our Kal Barteski wood cut-outs, Hilary Druxman necklaces and more!

Click here for more info: http://alleywaysmarket.ca/

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...

Join us in Grand Marais on Friday, July 29!

We'll be taking part in Grand Marais Community Central's outdoor market, selling unique fundraising products in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Come by the building grounds between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to purchase art pieces by Kal Barteski, necklaces by Hilary Druxman, vintage plant prints by Henry Eric Bergman – and more!

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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.