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On July 21, city council passed two important motions that put us on the path towards accelerated phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.

Improved interim solution gets approval

Winnipeg’s city council approved funding for an updated plan for interim phosphorus removal at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). This plan improves on the city’s initial design in order to maximize phosphorus removal while reducing the amount of sludge produced as a by-product.

LWF strongly supports this plan since it will lead to tangible, measurable phosphorus...

It’s time once again to bid for Lake Winnipeg! 

Returning for 2022, our online fundraiser is your opportunity to bid on a diverse collection of work created by artists and craftspeople who live around, or are inspired by, Lake Winnipeg. 

The auction launches on Friday, July 15, and runs until Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m.  

 

VISIT 

Head to the Bid for Lake Winnipeg online auction site starting on July 15 

 

BID 

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!  

 

WIN 

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This article first appeared in the Hill Times

The climate emergency is a water emergency. 

In Canada, we experience climactic change directly through changes to our water – its quality, its quantity, and its seasonality. 

In short, to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate in Canada, we have to start with water. 

The Liberal Party recognized this in 2021 with a campaign promise of a 10-year, $1-billion Freshwater Action Plan. That plan would “protect and restore large lakes and river systems” across the country, from the Great Lakes–St. Lawrence system to the Fraser and Mackenzie River basins...

Online fundraising tech update: CanadaHelps is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which are affecting the Walk for Water online campaign page. If you are interested in donating to Walk for Water and are unable to access the page, please instead use the primary Lake Winnipeg Foundation donation page, using the “Write a private message to us” comment field to let us know your donation is in support of Walk for Water. We apologies for any inconvenience this external situation may cause.

Join together with other lake-lovers this summer and support solutions for Lake...

As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practice reconciliation. To us, this work must include amplifying Indigenous voices, respecting Indigenous knowledge and affirming Indigenous rights.  

In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reconciliation reading club. Our goal is to equip LWF and LWIC staff with knowledge, terminology and perspectives that will help us integrate actions of reconciliation and antiracism within our professional work and...

Online fundraising tech update: CanadaHelps is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which are affecting the Bike to the Beach online campaign page. If you are interested in donating to Bike to the Beach and are unable to access the page, please instead use the primary Lake Winnipeg Foundation donation page, using the “Write a private message to us” comment field to let us know your donation is in support of Bike to the Beach. If you’d like to donate to a specific 2022 rider, please include their name, as well. We apologies for any inconvenience this external situation...

To assist citizens in advocating for renewed federal funding for Lake Winnipeg in Budget 2023, we have created a postcard that can be mailed – no postage required – to the federal minister of Environment and Climate Change. This post has been modified since it was first published in April to include new information.

Fresh water in Canada was promised $100 million/year for 10 years in the Liberal Party election platform.

A little over six months later, the federal budget delivered only $19.6 million for a single year. It’s not clear how much – if any – of this funding will be available for...

Join us online on Wednesday, May 18 for our 2022 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that provides the opportunity for LWF members from across the watershed to connect.

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 20 and May 16.

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2022 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below.

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom...

Update: The federal budget was released on April 7 – and the freshwater funding announced within it is shockingly lower than the government’s election commitment. Our report card had assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F. What does the future hold for regional water-protection initiatives across Canada? Read our Budget 2022 reaction to learn more.

On World Water Day (March 22), LWF and our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) are releasing a report card which grades the...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for a Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant! 

This full-time term position will support the planning and delivery of in-person and online outreach and fundraising events, and will also be involved in the implementation of new digital asset management software. 

This will be a primarily remote work placement with occasional office visits as needed, subject to change. You can read the full job description below: 

Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant

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