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...
The third annual Cycling for Solutions ride from Winnipeg to IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) was the most successful yet, raising over $12,000 - and counting! - for citizen science and the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s ride by donating, sharing posts on social media and/or keeping the riders inspired with messages of encouragement. You are making possible the expansion and maintenance of water sampling sites throughout Manitoba. Data collected at these sites will help us pinpoint phosphorus hotspots and...
Another busy summer is coming to a close. As always, we had a great time visiting lakeside communities, taking part in events (and hosting our own!) and meeting the many supporters whose passion and commitment drive our foundation and make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible. Here are just a few shots from the 2017 summer season.
WOW. Victoria Beach broke its own record with 181 walkers participating in this year's event! Together, these passionate lake-lovers raised a whopping $21,696 - and the pledges are still pouring in! We are so very grateful for the amazing community support. Way to go, VB!
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.
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.
A big thank you to lake-lovers from the community of Dunnottar who braved the heat to take part in our 2017 Walk for Water. Together, we raised $5,384 (and counting!) in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!
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
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...