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Gimli fundraiser, insights from community-based monitoring, plus more!

Dear LWF supporter,

Summer has arrived in Manitoba and we look forward to connecting in person with as many lake-lovers as we can over the coming weeks. We are always updating our online calendar; make sure to check to see when we’ll be in a community near you!

Join us in Gimli for the Save the Lake Fish Fry

On Saturday, June 30, the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District are hosting a day of education, fun and food – all in support of LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium.

This family-friendly event starts at 10 a.m. and features educational presentations, boat rides, a pickerel lunch and a raffle with great prizes – including a trip onboard the M.V. Namao research vessel!

Donations are being accepted in advance of the event through CanadaHelps. We hope to see you there!

A new report from the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and conservation professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba in order to measure phosphorus concentration.

A new report provides insights gained from LWCBMN’s 2017 and 2018 field seasons, and highlights how citizen-generated phosphorus data can inform solutions for local water management.

You can read the report here.

Update on wetland advocacy

In January, we encouraged you to take part in Manitoba Sustainable Development’s public consultations and advocate for drainage regulations that will protect Manitoba’s threatened wetlands and improve water quality.

We are now calling for a transparent and collaborative process to ensure public input is meaningfully integrated into the revised regulation. Last month, we sent a letter to the Minister of Sustainable Development requesting the publication of all public submissions received, alongside departmental analysis of the feedback. Similar letters were also submitted to Sustainable Development by our partners at Ducks Unlimited Canada, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and Keystone Agricultural Producers.

We continue to monitor this issue and will keep you updated as more information is available.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The LWF team

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