At LWF, the success of our work is dependent on the support of lake-lovers who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg now and for future generations. We are committed to improving our communication with current members and growing our capacity as an organization.
To get to know you better, we have created a short online survey for our members, and for those who support us in other ways. By filling it in, you will be helping us shape our future efforts. Please note all information is kept confidential and will not be shared outside of LWF.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver, American poet
The late-June sun was setting as we pushed away from the culverts off Highway 314 just northeast of Lac du Bonnet, the starting point of the Manigotagan Canoe Route. Three friends and I were about to begin a white-water adventure through the Manitoba wilderness, navigating rapids as we paddled our way towards Lake Winnipeg. We had five days to complete over 100 km.
The Manigotagan River winds its way through the boreal forest, which sustains all kinds of life. As we made our way along the...
We’re pleased to report some encouraging news for the health of Lake Winnipeg from Sept. 30’s mayoral forum on environmental issues.
One of the three pre-determined questions posed to the six mayoral candidates in attendance (Gord Steeves was absent) concerned wastewater treatment.
Excess amounts of phosphorus are causing harmful algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg. City of Winnipeg wastewater treatment plants represent the single largest point source contributor of phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg. Winnipeg's North End Water Pollution Control Centre treats more than two-thirds of the city’s wastewater...
A few seconds and a few mouse clicks, and a good idea could become a reality!
We’ve entered the Aviva Community Fund, a three-month competition in which community groups and organizations across the country vie for a share of $1 million in project funding from insurance provider Aviva Canada. Now, we need your help!
Here’s how it works: There are five funding categories, two budget categories and three qualifying rounds. In each qualifying round, the 40 ideas which receive the most votes in each of the categories will move on to the semi-finals. Those 120 ideas will then be voted on again to...
LWF’s work was recently featured in an article by DeSmog Canada as part of its “Ripple Effect” series, a collection of stories about efforts to protect Canada’s fresh water.
Along with Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, LWF helped organize the gathering of First Nations mentioned in the article. We recognize that the unique and too often marginalized voices of Indigenous peoples are a vital part of any sustainable solutions for Lake Winnipeg, and we feel privileged to be able to help facilitate this process.
Staff from the Seine Rat River Conservation District test water in Joubert Creek. LWF gave SRRCD a Spring 2014 grant for a new seasonal water-quality monitoring program. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Goerzen.)
If you have a great idea for a project, we can help make it happen!
LWF’s Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – particularly those which address one or more of the eight key actions to reduce nutrient loading identified in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.
“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is excited to announce our participation in Small Change Fund’s National Freshwater Fund campaign!
Small Change Fund is a Canadian organization that connects small grants to big change. Since December 2009, it has harnessed the collective power of small gifts from individual donors to raise over half a million dollars for grassroots initiatives and provide over 167 micro-grants from coast to coast to coast.
Update: We are now sold out of the Fiddlehead Fern prints.
Update: LWF has a small number of matted prints in our office, ready for purchase. We’ve also been told that we can likely get orders matted in less than six weeks. Call or email us (or just drop in) to buy yours today!
LWF is thrilled to announce our newest fundraising endeavor, a limited-edition Lake Winnipeg watershed plant print sale!
These wood engraving prints are a piece of local art history that depict the unique ecological beauty in Manitoba’s backyard.
A joint fundraiser in support of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and...
Wow! On Aug. 10, the community of Victoria Beach raised over $13,000 for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation! Thanks again to everyone who took steps to help the lake and a BIG thank you to our hardworking and enthusiastic volunteer coordinators, Deanne McDonald and Sandy McCaig! Way to go VB!