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March 2016

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This World Water Day, we are asking how we can ensure a healthy future for Lake Winnipeg.

What does a healthy Lake Winnipeg look like? What should the next provincial government be doing to protect it? How can Winnipeggers get involved?

Join us for a lively debate on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Winnipeg Free Press Café, 237 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg.

Co-hosted by LWF and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Dear LWF supporter,

How do you solve a problem like Lake Winnipeg? Join us on World Water Day to find out!

March 22 is World Water Day and we’re marking the occasion by co-hosting a free event in Winnipeg with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

We’ve invited a diverse trio of experts to discuss what a healthy future looks like for Lake Winnipeg, what Manitoba’s next government should do protect our shared waters, and how our actions can affect what happens next.

More information is available here. Please considering join us on Tuesday, March 22, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Winnipeg Free Press Café, 237 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg. And, if you can’t be there in person, keep updated through Twitter – we’ll be live-tweeting all night!

Stay tuned to learn how provincial candidates will address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba’s election campaign has officially begun – and Lake Winnipeg needs to be on the agenda.

To help voters make an informed decision when casting a ballot on April. 19, we will be reaching out to all provincial candidates to learn more about how they plan to address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg. We’ll be sharing the responses we receive online in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your interest in the health of our great lake,

The LWF team

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The LWF office will be closed on March 25 for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, March 28.

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re on the hunt for extraordinary event planners, social media superstars and marketing geniuses with a passion for the environment.

LWF is creating an applicant pool for two term positions:

  • Summer Outreach Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Digital Communications Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff in the creation and dissemination of online content related to the promotion of LWF...

Manitoba’s election campaign has officially begun – and Lake Winnipeg needs to be on the agenda.

Over the past three decades, excess phosphorus has increased the growth of harmful algae blooms which are contaminating beaches, reducing water quality, and threatening local industries and communities.

It’s time for all of us to get involved as citizens living in a democracy in which the collective voice of the people influences the laws of the land.

It’s time to speak out for Lake Winnipeg.

What we’re doing:


To help voters make an informed decision when casting a ballot on April. 19, we’re...

We first met some of the young water champions from Strathmillan Elementary School when we presented last year to a particularly enthusiastic Grade 4 class. Inspired by what they learned about Lake Winnipeg, these students went on to collaborate on a series of watercolour paintings, write letters to local politicians and organize a successful fundraiser for LWF.


One of the beautiful paintings created by Strathmillan students last year.

Fast forward to this year, and the entire K to 5 school has rallied into action!

Strathmillan has chosen “water” as its 2016 educational theme – and LWF as a...