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With Winnipeg’s municipal election slated for October 2018, LWF’s advocacy is focused this year on municipal wastewater treatment. City of Winnipeg sewage treatment plants represent the single largest point source contributor of phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg. To ensure we’re doing our part for Lake Winnipeg, phosphorus reduction through upgrades to these facilities must be a civic priority.

Setting the Standard for Wastewater Treatment is Action 3 of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

Our educational report on Winnipeg’s wastewater woes ("Sewage S.O.S.") was distributed through the Winnipeg Free...

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!

When: Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 7 p.m
Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

This year’s guest speaker is Tom Janzen of Scatliff + Miller + Murray, who will share the results of a 2017 assessment of residential and cottage property values around Lake Winnipeg’s south basin. Commissioned by LWF, Tom’s report underscores the incredible economic value our great lake brings to our province.

LWF’s 2017 annual report, as well as proposed revisions to our organizational bylaws, will be available online...

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...

If you can bring a high-level background in financial and administrative management, and a demonstrated ability to provide outstanding organizational support, we want to learn all about you!

We’re accepting candidates for the immediate full-time position as our dynamic Finance & Office Administrator. As part of our leadership team, broad responsibilities will include:

Financial Management:

  • Full cycle bookkeeping, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit preparation and year-end duties
  • Review all expense claims and cheque requisitions
  • Support staff in preparing financial...

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.

Full job descriptions are below:

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.

Past recipients have included...

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 good news: if you would still like to...

LWF Communications Director Marlo in the recpetion area of our new office!

We've got exciting news: LWF has moved!

Our new, larger space is the perfect fit for our growing team. We are now located at 62 Hargrave St, just south of Broadway. Our office telephone number and all email addresses remain the same.

We are settling in quickly and eager to get back to the work of freshwater protection. If you're in the area, drop by to say hello!

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 staff are in the process of...


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