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March 2018

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Want to meet LWF staff and learn more about our work? We are Charity Pot Partners with Lush Cosmetics, and will be joining the Polo Park team on Saturday, March 24 for an awareness event!

Stop in between noon and 3 pm to say hello and find out how you can get involved in freshwater stewardship – plus, enter our in-store draw for the chance to win a prize!

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!

  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Community-Based Monitoring Assistant: This person will support the field activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.

Full job descriptions are below:

If you can bring a high-level background in financial and administrative management, and a demonstrated ability to provide outstanding organizational support, we want to learn all about you!

We’re accepting candidates for the immediate full-time position as our dynamic Finance & Office Administrator. As part of our leadership team, broad responsibilities will include:

Financial Management:

  • Full cycle bookkeeping, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit preparation and year-end duties
  • Review all expense claims and cheque requisitions
  • Support staff in preparing financial...

March 22 is World Water Day and we're celebrating with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

LWCBMN is a growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals. Since 2016, LWCBM volunteers and staff have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Excess phosphorus is the primary cause of potentially harmful...

Dear LWF supporter,

We’ve got lots to share with you this month!

Citizen scientists finding phosphorus hotspots

We celebrated World Water Day on March 22 with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

Since 2016, this growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

LWCBMN collected a total of 800 water samples from 75 sites in its 2017 field season. The data it’s generating can be used to target phosphorus hotspots, making it an exciting tool in the fight for Lake Winnipeg.

To learn more about LWCBMN, check out this World Water Day Winnipeg Free Press op-ed from LWF executive director Alexis, or head to our website. Want to get involved? Contact Chelsea, our CBM Co-ordinator.

We’re hiring

We’re hiring for three positions!

  • Finance & Office Administrator: this permanent, full-time position will be responsible for various aspects of financial management, human resource administration, office reception and database management. Interested candidates should submit resumes directly through indeed.ca to our contracted Hiring Assistant; One Recruits Inc., ATTN: Laura Wortley, by Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This full-time summer term position will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events. Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by email (Subject: Summer Outreach Co-ordinator) by Friday, April 6.
  • Community-Based Monitoring Assistant: This full-time summer term position will support the field activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data. Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by email (Subject: Community-Based Monitoring Assistant) by Friday, April 6.

Head to our website for more details about all three positions – and help us spread the word by sharing our posting with your networks!

You’re invited to our Annual General Meeting

Our 2018 AGM is taking place on Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m., at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg). This year’s guest speaker is Tom Janzen of Scatliff + Miller + Murray, who will share the results of a 2017 assessment of residential and cottage property values around Lake Winnipeg’s south basin. Commissioned by LWF, Tom’s report underscores the incredible economic value our great lake brings to our province.

LWF’s 2017 annual report will be available online for your review on April 18. If you are unsure of the status of your membership, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued interest in the health of our shared waters,

The LWF team

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The LWF office will be closed on Friday, March 30, for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, April 2.