our mission

LWF is a membership-based environmental charity that advocates for change and coordinates action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.

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Call to action: Help us speak up for Lake Winnipeg!

Manitoba’s environment minister must accelerate phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant.

Join together with lake-lovers in Victoria Beach on Sunday, Aug. 11

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Report card on federal responsibilities for Lake Winnipeg

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Bike to the Beach returns in support of evidence-based advocacy

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the watershed observer

Our latest special-edition newsletter focuses on the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, LWF’s long-term phosphorus monitoring program. Learn how the network operates, explore findings and hotspot maps from the 2022, 2021 and 2020 field seasons, and discover how we are translating citizen science into freshwater solutions.

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programs and initiatives

lake winnipeg community-based monitoring network

Coordinated by LWF, this long-term phosphorus monitoring program mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples across Manitoba. Together, we are generating critical data to identify localized phosphorus hotspots where action is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.

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decolonizing reading club

Our reading club was collaboratively created by LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective to grow our teams’ understanding of Indigenous perspectives and experiences, truth and reconciliation, treaty obligations, and the history and legacy of colonization. We invite you to join us on this learning journey. 

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latest news and updates

Phosphorus compliance requires political leadership

Manitoba Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt must work with her cabinet colleagues to put in place a fully funded, accelerated, evidence-based plan for phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant.

Advocacy & Action in Victoria Beach

Join us in Victoria Beach on Wednesday, July 31, and learn how you can participate in evidence-based advocacy for Lake Winnipeg!

Additional years of regional phosphorus data now available

We’re excited to have caught up on pandemic-related delays with the release of regional reports from the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN)’s 2020 and 2021 field seasons!
"Lake Winnipeg is a huge lake, its watershed is massive, and the phosphorus comes from a multitude of sources. One person cannot solve this alone. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the problem, I am contributing to a solution. "
~ Carla Keast, LWCBMN citizen scientist
"Lake Winnipeg is a very special place for us and for many other families. We’re concerned by the changes over the years that jeopardize the health of the lake. We are LWF supporters because we have faith in the future and we want to be part of the solution. "
~ Janet Sampson, LWF member
"We all share a deep love for Lake Winnipeg, and together, we’re turning that love into a commitment to action. "
~ Dr. Alexis Kanu, LWF Executive Director
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Your gift supports ongoing advocacy and action. Together, we are making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible - now and for future generations.

the land

We are together on Indigenous land.

Lake Winnipeg, the lake we are working to protect, is part of the traditional territories of the Ininiwak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Nakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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