The Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail is officially open!
This self-guided nature trail features 1.5 km of cedar boardwalk that meanders through a balsam fir forest, a white cedar bog and a rare type of peatland known as a calcareous fen. Located just north of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) along Highway 59 near Scanterbury, Man., the trail is adjacent to the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve, a culturally significant part of Lake Winnipeg's watershed that’s home to 28 of Manitoba’s 37 native orchid species, eight species of carnivorous plants and many other rare plants.
Our Jan. 14 Love, Lake Winnipeg benefit concert saw Manitoba musicians honour classic Manitoba folk songs - and the singer-songwriter who wrote them - all in support of Manitoba's great lake. Thanks so much to the 300 people who braved the cold to join us at the West End Cultural Centre to celebrate Sol Sigurdson, listen to some amazing music and raise funds for LWF. Truly, it was a night to remember!
This summer was a busy one for LWF staff and volunteers; over the past few months, we’ve been connecting with lake-lovers at a variety of outreach and fundraising events throughout the province – from Paddlefest to Icelandicfest to our signature Walk for Water events, held this year in Dunnottar, Gimli and Victoria Beach. (Make sure to check out our community-specific photo galleries from those events here.) We’ve also been exploring the unique natural ecosystems that make Manitoba so special.
Just for fun, here’s a few of the shots we snapped along the way. We hope you had a wonderful summer...
Our Gimli Walk for Water took place on Aug. 9. Community members, cottagers and day-trippers alike came together to participate - and together, we raised $3,200 for LWF! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our event so fun.
This year's Victoria Beach Walk for Water event was our largest yet with 140 walkers - and together, we raised more than $15,300 for LWF! We are truly humbled by the amazing efforts of everyone who helped make this year's walk such a success. Thank you so much, VB!