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November 2016

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Our three-part Water Wednesdays series took place in October and featured local experts talking local water: from algae blooms to zebra mussels and everything in between.

We recorded each event and are excited to now present three highlight videos!

Special thanks to our Water Wednesdays sponsor, Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc., to our special guests – and of course, to everyone who joined us in Assiniboine Park for these lively conversations.

Oct. 5 – Frankly, Lake Winnipeg, no one gives a damn: Public perceptions and why they matter – with special guests:

  • Richard Cloutier...

“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...

Nov. 29 is Giving Tuesday - a day to celebrate and support philanthropy. This year, our goal is to raise $2,000 to grow our school field trip fund in 2017.

You can read more about how this fund provides hands-on learning opportunities to youth by clicking here. Ready to start giving? Donate below to send Manitoba students on their next water adventure!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Thank you for making a difference.

Dear LWF supporter,

The wonder of new discovery is a special thing.

At LWF, we believe discovery through education can light the spark of curiosity in a young scientist or conservationist. We want Manitoba students to have the opportunity to get hands-on with water stewardship.

Our school field trip fund creates this opportunity – providing local teachers with small grants that offset the transportation costs and entrance frees of water-related excursions. Over the years we’ve made experiential learning possible for hundreds of students at Oak Hammock Marsh, FortWhyte Alive, the Manitoba Museum and onboard the M.V. Namao research vessel.

In 2017, we want to light the spark of curiosity in even more students by growing our school field trip fund – and we need your help to do it.

Giving Tuesday and LWF

Occurring on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday – immediately after the sales frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday is a day to support philanthropy.

Giving Tuesday 2016 takes place on Nov. 29 – one week from today. This year, your donation will send Manitoba students on their next water adventure. Our goal is to raise $2,000 in 24 hours, and we’ve created a special online donation page that makes giving easy! (It’s already live, should you want to donate today.)

All Giving Tuesday donations we receive will support our 2017 school field trip fund. You can learn more about the impact of your gift here.

Donate now to send students on a water adventure. Your generosity will make a difference.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The LWF team

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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...

Lake Minnewanka, in Banff National Park. Its Nakoda name means "water of the spirits." Photo: Kirsten Earl McCorrister

LWF has been hard at work coordinating a new community-based monitoring (CBM) program here in Manitoba, having recently completed a CBM pilot project to test for phosphorus in the tributaries that feed into Lake Winnipeg. We are not alone in our efforts to understand and improve the health of our waters. Across Canada, water groups are collaborating with citizens and governments to understand the threats to clean water and work for solutions. LWF has had the opportunity to...

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