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LWF’s newsletter, federal recommendations – and reflections on 2020

Dear LWF supporter,

What a year it has been. Responding to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic has required creativity, adaptation – and a whole lot of flexibility! Thank you for your continued interest in a healthy Lake Winnipeg and the work required to achieve change.

Extra! Extra!

The latest edition of our newsletter, The Watershed Observer, is out! This issue features an update on how we’re expanding our education program with new online resources to inspire youth, a profile of supporter Rob Langdon and his transformational investment in homegrown agricultural solutions, and an overview of the five recommendations we have for Canada’s leaders – plus more!

An online version of our newsletter is available on our website.

Five things the federal government must do for Lake Winnipeg

Improving the health of Lake Winnipeg is a well-established national priority – but how do we move beyond good intentions and begin achieving meaningful results?

Jointly created by LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective, our position paper offers five recommendations for the federal government to achieve real impact for Lake Winnipeg by strengthening established programs, acting on robust evidence, enforcing existing laws and regulations, and following through on long-standing commitments.

The full report, Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg, is available on our website.

Happy holidays – and thank you

LWF is now on break for the holiday season. All staff will resume working remotely on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (A reminder, to keep our community safe, our office remains closed to the public until further notice.)

If you’re interested in supporting our work with a year-end donation during this break, we encourage you to do so online through CanadaHelps.

As we reflect back on 2020, a year of many challenges, we are filled with appreciation. From all of us here at LWF, thank you to our members and supporters, our project partners, our volunteers and our advisors. Restoring and protecting the lake we love is “together work” – and together, we are making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible.

With gratitude,

The LWF team

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