So many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg – and, since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.
Named in honour of the pioneering researcher of Lake Winnipeg (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.
Our Jan. 14 Love, Lake Winnipeg benefit concert saw Manitoba musicians honour classic Manitoba folk songs - and the singer-songwriter who wrote them - all in support of Manitoba's great lake. Thanks so much to the 300 people who braved the cold to join us at the West End Cultural Centre to celebrate Sol Sigurdson, listen to some amazing music and raise funds for LWF. Truly, it was a night to remember!
Update: Tickets for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle are on sale now! Only $5 each (or three for $10), they offer another way to support LWF - and a chance to win amazing prizes. We'll also be selling tickets at our Jan. 14 benefit show. The draw will be that night but you don't have to be at the concert to win. Good luck!
Almost 50 years after they were first recorded to vinyl, folk songs documenting life on Lake Winnipeg are being given new life – and new purpose.
Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton...
Looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!
For nature-lovers, gardeners or local art history buffs, we’ve got vintage limited-edition wood engraving prints, created by Henry Eric Bergman (1893-1958) and generously donated to us by this accomplished artist’s descendants.
Featuring plants found within Lake Winnipeg’s watershed, these prints are a great addition to any home or cottage. Each costs $80 and comes mounted on an 8 x 10, acid-free, archival mat – all that’s missing is the frame. Even better – 100% of proceeds...
Update: Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Giving Tuesday 2015 and helped raised $1,583! We are humbled and inspired by your generosity. Together, we will continue speaking out for the health of our lake!
Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday – a global day to give back – and this year, we’ve set ourselves an ambitious goal: raise $2,000 in 24 hours.
We’re spending this week celebrating people who are helping make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by giving to LWF, adding a new story each day. We hope their passion for our great lake will inspire you to get involved, too.
On Oct. 19, the Manitoba government released the Clean Environment Commission’s report on Lake Winnipeg regulation.
The CEC and its role
The Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) is an arms-length provincial agency established to provide advice and recommendations to the minister of conservation and water stewardship, and to develop and maintain public participation in environmental matters. Its recommendations are not binding; the minister reviews them and chooses whether to adopt them.
The scope of the recent report
The CEC was asked to conduct a review and gather public input on...
This zebra-mussel-encrusted rock was found on Sept. 26, 2015 near Balsam Harbour (Photo: Greg Armstrong).
Oct. 26, 2015, Winnipeg – Zebra mussels continue to spread in Lake Winnipeg. Adult mussels and their microscopic larvae (known as veligers) have been detected throughout the south basin of the lake and in the Red River. More recently, the invasive species has also been discovered in the north basin of Lake Winnipeg and in Cedar Lake, just west of Lake Winnipeg.
Today, Manitoba’s Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced that the province plans to double its...
Fresh water matters to us, and we know it matters to our members and supporters.
In the lead-up to Canada’s election, we wanted to learn more about how federal parties and candidates plan to address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg.
We sent four questions – focused on solutions for Lake Winnipeg – to all Manitoba candidates representing the four federal parties running a full slate. We also contacted each party’s national headquarters.
Canada currently has an $88 billion water infrastructure deficit (Our Living Waters Call to Action for the Next Government of Canada...