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It’s not every day you get to visit one of Canada’s primary sources of lake science. And it’s certainly not every day you get to stand on the shores of a humble little lake known simply as Lake 227 that has informed scientists’ understanding of eutrophication for almost half a century.

Located in northwest Ontario about an hour and a half east of Kenora, the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is a natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds. The area was set aside for scientific research in 1968 and it’s an ideal setting in which to conduct whole-ecosystem science...

All summer long we’ve been celebrating local beer and local lakes, partnering with local craft breweries to showcase limited-edition, lake-themed brews.

This collaborative beer series continues with September’s Boardwalk Belgian Pale Ale, created by our friends at PEG Beer Co.

Boardwalk Belgian Pale Ale is fruity with a slight pepper spice – a balanced beer that finishes dry and crisp. Try it while supplies last by visiting PEG Beer Co.’s brew pub, located at 125 Pacific Ave. in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, you’ll also be able to find Boardwalk Belgian Pale...

Manitoba’s government has launched public consultations on three new watershed planning initiatives. This is an opportunity for lake-lovers to speak up for our lakes and rivers and help shape provincial water policy.

Co-developed by the provincial departments of Sustainable Development and Agriculture, the three documents outline:

  • Changes to drainage regulations
  • An incentive program for farmers
  • Changes to Manitoba’s conservation districts program

At LWF, we recognize that these proposed initiatives have the potential to provide a strong framework to improve water management – and the health of...

For the third year in a row, a group of amateur cyclists are challenging themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) to support the expansion of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

CBM engages citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples which are then analyzed...

We all have the power to make a difference for our waters, says LWF’s executive director, Alexis.

Every year (and especially during our busy summertime) we are privileged to have the opportunity to connect with people who are taking action for the health of our lakes and rivers. Thank you to all our supporters for inspiring us with your passion and commitment. You are making solutions possible.

Celebrate Lake Winnipeg at our newest summer fundraising event!

Lake Bash 2017 takes place on Friday, Aug. 18 at Farmers Hall, a recently restored community dance hall just outside town. This not-to-be-missed evening event will feature:

  • Delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel and all the fixings from our friends at The Pickerel Rig
  • Live music from country rocker Leanne Pearson (performing a special acoustic set), grandfather-grandson guitar-and-fiddle duo Peter & Keenan Karish, and the Vezina Family Band, a multi-generational, old-time country band from Stoney Point, Manitoba 
  • A cash bar...

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