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June 2021

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We love connecting with LWF members and supporters throughout the summer – but safety comes first. As we move forward with planning for the 2021 season, we are closely monitoring public health updates and regulations, and are prepared to adapt all activities as needed. We’ll be sharing updates on our website and social media. Check back often to keep informed on the latest plans!

Subject to change, here are some of the events currently scheduled for this summer:

  • Sunday, June 27: Save the Lake – LWF will be taking part in this community fundraiser hosted by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis...

Support a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and local artists – by taking part in our online art auction! Back for its second year, this auction is your chance to bid on a diverse collection of pieces generously donated by lake-loving makers. The auction site is now live until August 6 at 11:59 p.m.! 


Head to the LWF art auction site between July 2 and 11:59 p.m. on August 6, 2021. 


Place a bid. Only the highest bidder wins and pays for the prize. No need to choose a favourite – you can bid on as many pieces as you’d like, as many times as you’d like! 


Keep your eye on the prize (and the bids...

Our signature fundraiser returns! For years, Walk for Water has been an opportunity for friends and families to be part of the solution for Lake Winnipeg – and a fun way to spend a day at the lake! LWF is following all public health regulations to optimize the safety of all participants and will adapt planned activities as needed. New for 2021, our VB event will start outside at the Village Green Stage.

Date: Sunday, August 8
Location: Victoria Beach, Village Green Stage
Check-in: 9:45 a.m., walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 2.5 km

This year, we are encouraging people to fundraise online...

Dear LWF supporter, 


Summer has arrived in Manitoba – andthanks to your support, our team is keeping very busy, advocating for change and coordinating on-the-ground action to protect Lake Winnipeg, all while continuing to navigate a dynamic public health situation.

Extra! Extra! 


The latest edition of our newsletterThe Watershed Observer, is out! 


In the Spring & Summer 2021 issuewe explain how community-based monitoring can be leveraged to complete the data-to-impact cycle, reflect on the legacy of limnological legend David Schindler, and share details about the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective’s new website and podcast series – plus more! 


Lucky stones for Lake Winnipeg 


Winnipeg jewelry designer Johanna Brierley has launched a new collection in support of a healthy lake! The 10 made-to-order pieces in the JBJD + LWF Collection were created using “lucky stones” from the beaches of Lake Winnipeg, discovered and generously donated by local lake-lovers. 


All proceeds from the limited-time collection are being donated to LWF.  Purchase your piece today at johannabrierley.com. 


Summer events 2021 


Our summer fundraising season is here! Whether in person or online, we love connecting with members and supporters who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg. 


For more information about planned summer events, visit our websiteWe are closely monitoring public health updates and we are prepared to adapt all activities as needed in order to optimize safety and adhere to all regulationsUpdates will be shared on our website and social media – check back often to keep informed on the latest plans! 


Whatever your summer plans, we hope you are staying safe and keeping healthy. 


Thank you for your continued interest in the health of Lake Winnipeg, 


The LWF team 


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On May 28, 2021, Manitoba Conservation and Climate provided conditional approval for the City of Winnipeg’s interim phosphorus-reduction plan at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) – the latest in a series of regulatory and financial approvals required before the city can begin the design and construction process to address the North End plant’s phosphorus emissions. 

With a contract for the project expected to be awarded this summer, the city currently projects that it will take until late 2023 to implement interim phosphorus reduction at the plant. Winnipeg’s water and waste...

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