Like everyone else around the world, we have spent the past month and a half adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our website to learn more about the steps we’re taking to protect the health of our staff, our supporters and our community.
Though many of our plans have been adjusted – and will continue to evolve as circumstances change – our work to protect Lake Winnipeg continues.
New data from the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network
Long-term citizen-generated water monitoring data, shared in a new report released in April by LWF, is providing valuable information to guide local action to address algae blooms.
In 2019, LWCBMN’s fourth field season, 2,039 samples were collected from 161 sites. Network data is identifying phosphorus hotspots across Manitoba. Targeting action in these areas will reduce the amount of phosphorus entering Manitoba’s lakes and rivers, and improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.
View our latest news post to learn more about the trends we’re observing and find out how LWCBMN is adapting 2020 sampling activities in response to COVID-19
LWF’s AGM moves online
Save the date! The Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s 2020 Annual General Meeting is taking place on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. CDT.
To comply with public health recommendations, we are hosting this meeting as a live, virtual event. Free to attend and open to all, this is an opportunity for LWF members and supporters across the country and beyond to join us!
More information – including registration details, advance online voting instructions and other AGM materials – will be available soon on our website.
To renew your LWF membership in advance of the AGM and ensure your eligibility to vote, please visit CanadaHelps to make a secure donation. All donations of $50 or more include a one-year membership and strengthen our collective efforts for Lake Winnipeg. Unsure of the status of your membership? Please contact us – we’re happy to help!
We hope to see you online on June 3!
For 15 years, driven by your support, LWF has led the charge for freshwater stewardship, translating science into solutions for the health of our lake. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment. We can’t wait to see you at the lake again soon!
The LWF team
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For many of us, the May long weekend marks the start of summer lake season. To help you stay safe while travelling to your cottage or campsite, here are the Manitoba provincial recommendations for being COVID Careful in Cottage Country:
Before the trip
Collect local emergency contact information and bring it with you. Only reach out to these local authorities in the case of an emergency.
Bring all required prescription medication and medical devices.
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