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Walk for Water this Sunday, plus new federal investment in Lake Winnipeg

Dear LWF supporter,

Walk for Water Dunnottar this Sunday

Join us in Dunnottar this Sunday (July 30) for the first Walk for Water event of the 2017 season!

Downloadable pledge forms are available here – use one to collect donations, then bring the money you raise to our event. (LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more.) Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and the chance to win some great prizes!

Can’t make it out in person? Donate to our Walk for Water 2017 online campaign – or go one step further and create your own personalized, shareable fundraising page!

Walk for Water is an opportunity to meet fellow lake-lovers, get some fresh air and exercise, and help translate science into solutions. Your support funds research, trains citizen scientists, educates communities, and addresses the root causes of harmful algae blooms through the implementation of Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

The next Walk for Water will take place in Victoria Beach on Aug. 13. Head to our website for more details.

Pickerel in the Park

Back by popular demand, Pickerel in the Park returns to Grand Marais on Wednesday, Aug. 2!

For adults, we’ve got a special presentation on our community-based monitoring (CBM) network. For kids, we’ve got lake-themed activities, outdoor games and an inflatable bouncer! And for everyone, we’ve got samples of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up for us by Lanky’s Restaurant.

Best of all? This event is free! Hope to see you there!

Federal support for Lake Winnipeg

On July 24, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program.

Many details about this new funding are still unknown at this time – including how it will be allocated across the watershed and which organizations will receive project funding. Still, this investment is an important demonstration of federal leadership on Lake Winnipeg.

Since 2005, our members have been taking action to improve the health our great lake. We are encouraged by this response to our collective advocacy efforts. Going forward, we will continue to speak up for water and bring the concerns of lake-lovers to the tables of decision makers.

Thank you for your interest in Lake Winnipeg,

The LWF team

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