Join us in Ponemah on Saturday, July 29, to learn about current advocacy campaigns to protect Lake Winnipeg – and how you can get involved!
This event will feature a presentation by LWF Executive Director Alexis Kanu on evidence-based phosphorus reduction, followed by a Q&A. Plus, make sure to stop by our outreach table to pick up information and other materials you can use to speak up for the lake!
Where: Ponemah Beach Central Art Centre, 27 Central Ave, Dunnottar When: Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.
Open to all and free to attend with refreshments provided.
This spring’s Budget 2023 commitment of $650 million over 10 years for a national Freshwater Action Plan is significant – but it’s just the beginning of a sustained effort to protect Lake Winnipeg.
Last year, LWF members successfully called for renewed federal funding. The March 2023 budget announcement shows that our collective advocacy is making a difference. Thank you to everyone whose efforts made this success possible!
Now, we’re thanking Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault for this new funding commitment. We’re also reminding him of the importance of...
Our new plan was collaboratively developed by LWF board and staff as part of an in-depth, two-year process. Together, we reviewed past achievements, considered emerging challenges, acknowledged our organizational strengths and identified opportunities for improvement. We encouraged ourselves to dream big – and we challenged ourselves to have honest conversations.
The result of that hard work is a new plan that establishes four high-level goals related to membership, advocacy, evidence and resilience...
Returning for another year on Friday, Aug. 11, this fundraising group ride will challenge cyclists to pedal from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.
Since the first ride in 2020, Bike to the Beach has inspired record-breaking levels of community support – and we are excited to continue building on this momentum. All funds raised are used by LWF to support evidence-based advocacy to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Winnipeg.
Please join us in supporting these determined cyclists in their efforts!
Join us on Wednesday, May 17 for our 2023 Annual General Meeting!
New this year, we are hosting a hybrid event. If you’d like to attend in person, we’ll be meeting at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd) in Winnipeg. If you’d prefer to attend online, our AGM will also be available as a live, virtual event.
The 2023 federal budget includes dedicated multi-year funding for Canada’s freshwater lakes and rivers as part of a new Freshwater Action Plan – though the total investment for Lake Winnipeg is still not clear.
Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re seeking an enthusiastic, organized and community-minded student to be our Summer Outreach Coordinator!
Based out of Winnipeg with some travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities, this full-time term position is 40 hours per week, $18.40/hour, from May 8 - Aug. 25, 2023, and will require some evening and weekend work.
If you’re detail-oriented, passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake...
Update: The deadline to participate in the online Water Action Plan Survey has been extended until March 15, 2023.
Let Manitoba’s government know that community-based monitoring improves water decision-making.
The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples in order to identify phosphorus hotpots – localized areas where phosphorus reduction is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.
LWCBMN is a credible source of valuable water-quality data which can be used to improve water policy and...
LWF will break for the 2022 holiday season at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23. We will resume operations on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. A reminder, all staff continue to work remotely and email is the best way to reach us.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!
As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practise 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 in...