March 22 is World Water Day and we're celebrating with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).
LWCBMN is a growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals. Since 2016, LWCBM volunteers and staff have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.
Excess phosphorus is the primary cause of potentially harmful...
Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!
Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events.
Community-Based Monitoring Assistant: This person will support the field activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.
Many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg. Since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.
Named in honour of the pioneering researcher (his last name is pronounced “bye-cough” and you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.
We very much appreciate everyone who has liked and followed our Facebook page over the years. By doing so, you’ve given us the opportunity to share important information about freshwater stewardship, and update you on the various ways we are advocating for change and co-ordinating action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.
As you may be aware, Facebook has just rolled out major changes to its newsfeed. Posts from friends and family will be prioritized in your feed; posts from brands – including organizations such as LWF – will largely be removed.
The Manitoba government recently released its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, a proposed framework to support environmental protection, natural resource management and sustainable development.
The plan’s actions are organized within four key pillars: climate, jobs, water and nature.
The Water Pillar of the government’s proposed framework provides a necessary starting point to improve water management for the benefit of all Manitobans. However, the plan does not yet go far enough. The pledges put forward by Manitoba Sustainable Development in this consultation framework must now guide...
Update: Our temporary situation has ended and LWF has now moved into a new office space.
At the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, we understand the importance of water. Last week, we were reminded of its power.
On Thursday morning, we learned that a pipe in the basement ceiling of the building in which LWF's office space is located had burst during the night. The result was a serious flood – and serious damage to various mechanical systems.
The entire building is now shut down, and we have been told it will take up to eight weeks to complete all necessary repairs.
LWF’s education program assists teachers to engage students on water stewardship issues and inspire youth action. We offer in-class presentations and funding for water-related learning, plus opportunities to collaborate with individual educators and/or schools on more customized partnerships and initiatives.
We are excited to launch a new resource for music educators, in recognition that water can be explored beyond the science curriculum.
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg, is an original song co-written by Rod Palson and Lorne Martin, residents of Riverton and Husavik, Manitoba, respectively...
As the 2017 open-water season draws to a close, participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met in Winnipeg to discuss progress, share lessons learned and plan next steps.
Co-ordinated by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and supported by LWF’s Science Advisory Council, the LWCBMN is engaging citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.