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, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017.
The Lake Winnipeg Basin Program will focus on three priorities, according to ECCC’s press release:
Reducing nutrient pollution
Enhancing collaboration to protect freshwater quality throughout the Lake Winnipeg basin
Strengthening collaborative-governance opportunities and supporting enhanced engagement of Indigenous...
Choose between two distinct coaster sets – one featuring local wildlife and script art by K.BARTESKI; the other featuring a series of symbolic lake designs – or purchase any two sets and save $4 off your total!
We are thrilled to launch a new collaboration with Barn Hammer Brewing Company. Big Water, a limited-edition, lake-themed gose, will be available while supplies last for the month of July. Barn Hammer’s generous co-owners Sable and Tyler Birch will be donating $1 from the sale of each bottle to LWF. Giving has never been so refreshing!
“Going to the lake is an essential part of summer for so many of us in Manitoba,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “We’re excited to celebrate local breweries and local lakes – two ingredients for a great Manitoba summer!”
The Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into concrete, lasting achievements.
The 2016 winners were announced on May 10, and included several individuals and groups dedicated to clean water and a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Among them:
Mike Stainton, winner, Sustainability in Water and Natural Area Stewardship
Mike has demonstrated a commitment to innovative research in both his professional and personal life. An instrumental part of the design and operation of the...
There’s nothing like flipping through an old family photo album. From unforgettable sunsets to wish-we-could-forget fashions, these cherished pictures remind us of how special lake life really is.
So let’s celebrate it!
Lake Winnipeg Memories is a vintage photo exhibit curated by you! Launching on July 3, this is your chance to showcase your family’s unique relationship with Lake Winnipeg. We want to see your grandparent’s first trip to the beach, the legendary cottage reunion, or the time your great-uncle finally learned how to waterski!
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. David Lobb has been chosen to receive the 2016 Alexander Bajkov Award.
Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008 and is presented annually to individuals or groups who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the health of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed.
Dr. Lobb has worked in the Lake Winnipeg watershed since joining the Soil Science Department at University of Manitoba in 1998. His research has focused on understanding the processes and...
The government of Manitoba is proposing changes to the legislation and regulation that govern Manitoba’s hog industry, laying the groundwork for industry expansion.
A public consultation process is currently underway with respect to proposed amendments to the Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation (LMMMR), which dictate where, when and how livestock manure can be used as an agricultural fertilizer.
This is an opportunity for lake-lovers to speak up for the health of local water.
Before undertaking any amendments to the LMMMR and associated legislation, the government of...
On April 11, Manitoba’s government released the 2017 budget, its spending plan for the coming year.
Lake Winnipeg was not specifically mentioned in either Finance Minister Cameron Friesen’s speech or the budget summary.
Water-related spending appears on page 18 of the budget summary, nested under strategic infrastructure. This spending includes a $60 million investment in water-related infrastructure such as flood protection, drainage and other water-control initiatives, and represents a 33 per cent increase from the 2016/17 budget.
Funding for Sustainable Development – the provincial...
You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, taking place on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg).
This year we’ll be joined by guest speaker Dr. Michael Rennie, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries at Lakehead University and a researcher at IISD Experimental Lakes Area. He will share the outcomes of his recent research on microplastics pollution in Lake Winnipeg – a groundbreaking study funded in part by LWF’s grants program. We’ll also be sharing more information about our community...
Our grants program invests in solutions by supporting projects dedicated to improving local water quality: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.
This video celebrates just some of the passionate water champions who are working on solutions for our shared waters. (Click here to learn more about the four grant recipients selected through our most recent submission process.)
LWF’s grants program is funded by the generosity of our supporters who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed...