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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...

Left to right: Claire Herbert from the University of Manitoba; Katrina Froese, education coordinator at FortWhyte Alive; Alexis Kanu, LWF executive director; Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Manitoba Chapter

On March 22 - World Water Day - LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects.

LWF’s grants program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Priority is given to those that address one...

March 20 to 27 is Canada Water Week, a celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.

This year, we invite you to join us at FortWhyte Alive for a special event at which we will be announcing the 2016 recipients of our grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: FortWhyte Alive – Alloway Reception Centre (1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg)

Come out to celebrate local watershed...

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...

Canadian Geographic Education Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Map image courtesy of Canadian Geographic

Geography, according to American professor Dr. Charles Gritzner, can be defined by three simple questions: “What is where?”, “Why there?” and “Why care?”

Gritzner’s definition – which speaks to location, ecological features and socio-cultural contexts – underlies OPEN Water, a collaborative initiative led by Canadian Geographic Education, a program of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

The multi-year, multi-aspect project’s title is an acronym that stands for Observe, Participate, Experience and Network. Last year, organizers brought together...

LWF has awarded a total of $39,000 to seven projects as part of its ongoing Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program.

Projects supported by LWF’s spring 2015 grants include:

  • Brokenhead Wetland Monitoring and Restoration Planning: a project facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) that will enhance and restore the Brokenhead Wetland in Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg, and build the capacity of the local community to conduct wetland monitoring.
  • OPEN Water: an educational initiative of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society that will see an innovative Lake...

Have a great idea for a project that can help save our lake? We can help make it happen!

LWF’s Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – particularly those which address one or more of the eight key actions to reduce nutrient loading identified in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

Past projects have included educational resources, water-quality sampling and monitoring programs, video projects and various research projects.

The deadline for Spring 2015 grant applications is March 1, 2015. More...

The Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project is located just east of Holland, Man. A Spring 2013 grant from LWF went towards this project’s water-quality monitoring program. (Photo: Marlo Campbell)

LWF has awarded a total of $21,500 to three projects as part of our Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program. Fall 2014 grants will support:

  • Caring for our Watersheds: a contest run by Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in which high-school students will submit proposals on how they can help their watershed, with a goal of implementing as many projects as possible.
     
  • Determining extent...

Staff from the Seine Rat River Conservation District test water in Joubert Creek. LWF gave SRRCD a Spring 2014 grant for a new seasonal water-quality monitoring program. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Goerzen.)

If you have a great idea for a project, we can help make it happen!

LWF’s Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – particularly those which address one or more of the eight key actions to reduce nutrient loading identified in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

Past projects have included educational...

2016 grant recipients

 

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) – Manitoba Chapter

CPAWS – Manitoba will move forward with a community and stakeholder engagement process created in partnership with Fisher River Cree Nation and the Manitoba government. The purpose of this process is to explore opportunities to expand Fisher Bay Provincial Park and establish other protected areas in the region, located on the western side of Lake Winnipeg. Maintaining the ecological health of this region is an essential key to restoring Lake Winnipeg, our beloved Great Lake.

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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.