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The Lake Winnipeg Foundation envisions a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed now and for future generations.  To achieve this vision, we support projects that improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Our Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program awards grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 , and covering up to 100% of eligible project costs, depending upon fund availability.

A researcher aboard the Bradbury (now in the Selkirk Marine Museum) collects surface sediment samples from Lake Winnipeg using an instrument called a dredge, circa 1969.

Despite its ecological, cultural and economic importance, Lake Winnipeg is relatively under-studied compared to other bodies of water. Today’s scientists are working to change that.

Research on and around the lake is ongoing, and each new finding furthers our understanding of its unique physical, biological and chemical characteristics. Scientific research also helps us understand how nutrients such as phosphorus are affecting...

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Our Grants Program awards grants ranging from $500 to $10,000, and covering up to 100% of eligible project costs, depending upon fund availability. 

The LWF Grants Program is used to:

  • Contribute to realizing the outcomes of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan (LWHP)
  • Increase collaboration and align collective efforts within the Lake Winnipeg watershed
  • Support grassroots initiatives that raise awareness and engage citizens, students and local governments on innovative projects
  • Provide...
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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.