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2014

The Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project is located just east of Holland, Man. A Spring 2013 grant from LWF went towards this project’s water-quality monitoring program. (Photo: Marlo Campbell)

LWF has awarded a total of $21,500 to three projects as part of our Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program. Fall 2014 grants will support:

  • Caring for our Watersheds: a contest run by Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in which high-school students will submit proposals on how they can help their watershed, with a goal of implementing as many projects as possible.
     
  • Determining extent...
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Winnipeg – Members of Living Lakes Canada from Wildsight and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) represented Canada at the 14th Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China last week. Kat Hartwig of Invermere, B.C. and Alex Salki of Winnipeg, Manitoba, were invited to present their work on sustainable management of lake communities, with a special focus on lake protection. The Canadian presentation focused on the significant water stewardship work being done by NGOs and water stewardship groups in the Columbia Basin and around Lake Winnipeg.  

The conference hosted 350 delegates from 33 countries...

The Manitoba Conservation Districts Association's 39th Annual Conservation Conference takes place in Brandon. This year's theme is "Water Management in Action – The  Rural-Urban Connection."

LWF will have a table in the tradeshow, where we'll be sharing information about our health plan and other aspects of our work. If you're planning on attending this event, make sure to stop by and say hello!

Offered as part of the University of Winnipeg's Department of Geography's 2014-15 lecture series, this presentation will provide an introduction to the root causes of the current health challenges facing Lake Winnipeg, background information on LWF and its work, and an overview of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, our science-based action plan to restore and protect Manitoba’s great lake. With introductary remarks by UW President and Vice-Chancelor Dr. Annette Trimbee. All lake-lovers are welcome to attend!

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg)

Pre-lecture refreshments...

Oct. 17, 2014 – The Lake Winnipeg Foundation was pleased to be one of the 110 freshwater organizations and groups in attendance at Living Waters Rally 2014. This biennial gathering took place Oct. 3 - 6 in Ottawa/Gatineau and was organized by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, of which LWF is a member.

Representatives from recreational, Indigenous, cottage association, faith, philanthropic, environmental, business, academic, and arts and culture groups spent the weekend discussing the future of Canada’s freshwaters. The following statement was released by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance upon...

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.

As a special thank-you, we’re offering...

“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...

Attention all LWF members: You’re invited to a special Lake Winnipeg Foundation members’ meeting.

  • Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg
  • Room (Salle) Marie Lynne Bernard

The purpose of this special meeting is to ratify approval of motions made by the Board of Directors, in compliance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, as required by Corporations Canada.

In order to be in compliance with the act and maintain our charitable status, we need the support of two-thirds of members in attendance at this meeting. New members are welcome...

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