Apply to become the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator!
In partnership with the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), the Lake Winnipeg Foundation is seeking a relationship-driven project manager to support the dynamic growth of a First Nations collective dedicated to protecting the health of our sacred waters and restoring traditional livelihoods. Based out of Winnipeg, this position includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg Indigenous communities.
The function of this position is to:
Provide administrative and facilitative support to advance the development of the Lake...
Our first Walk for Water of 2016 was a huge success (and a lot of fun)! About 80 people participated - and together, we raised $5,033.25! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support healthy lakes.
Join us at Grand Marais Community Central on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. for some lake-friendly learning and a local fish fry!
Learn more about zebra mussels and have all your questions answered by our special guest, provincial Aquatic Invasive Species expert Candace Parks! Then, join us outside on the lawn to enjoy live music - and sample some delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel! We'll also have fun activities for the kids - plus, we'll have all of our fundraising products available for sale AND we'll be offering the chance to win some great prizes! Truly, there's something for everyone.
Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. For many lake-lovers, participating has become an annual family tradition.
Three walks are being held this season in Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7), organized by community volunteers with support from LWF. Proceeds are used to translate science into solutions: funding research, training citizen scientists, educating students and community groups, and addressing the root causes of harmful algae blooms by advancing the eight actions of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan...
On June 23 in Ottawa, Alex and Mike, along with Al Kristofferson, were presented with Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
These prestigious decorations recognize Canadians who have performed an exceptional deed or activity that brings honour to...
The Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail is officially open!
This self-guided nature trail features 1.5 km of cedar boardwalk that meanders through a balsam fir forest, a white cedar bog and a rare type of peatland known as a calcareous fen. Located just north of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) along Highway 59 near Scanterbury, Man., the trail is adjacent to the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve, a culturally significant part of Lake Winnipeg's watershed that’s home to 28 of Manitoba’s 37 native orchid species, eight species of carnivorous plants and many other rare plants.
Geography, according to American professor Dr. Charles Gritzner, can be defined by three simple questions: “What is where?”, “Why there?” and “Why care?”
Gritzner’s definition – which speaks to location, ecological features and socio-cultural contexts – underlies OPEN Water, a collaborative initiative led by Canadian Geographic Education, a program of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
The multi-year, multi-aspect project’s title is an acronym that stands for Observe, Participate, Experience and Network. Last year, organizers brought together...