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.
We are thrilled to have been selected once again to participate in this year’s Luckygirl Holiday Pop Up Shop!
Drop by 300 Ross Ave. in the Exchange (attached to Hut K) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 to pick up some unique gifts for all the lake-lovers in your life.
We’ll be selling an assortment of our exclusive fundraising products – including the popular lake-themed pint glasses and coaster sets we launched this summer! We’ll also be bringing lots of adorable wooden ornaments featuring K.BARTESKI script art. (Warning: We sold out of both sizes last year; come early to make...
As the 2017 open-water season draws to a close, participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met in Winnipeg to discuss progress, share lessons learned and plan next steps.
Co-ordinated by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and supported by LWF’s Science Advisory Council, the LWCBMN is engaging citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.
Update 2: Presentations on Bill 24 have been rescheduled; the committee will now meet on Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Update: The Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development is set to meet on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26 to hear public presentations on Bill 24. LWF has registered to present. We urge all our supporters to contact their MLAs in advance of these meetings.
In March 2017, the provincial government announced plans to lift restrictions preventing the expansion of Manitoba’s hog industry, a move that would enable new and expanded barns to be built...
The IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is located in northwest Ontario, and is one of Canada's primary sources of lake science. Since 1968, whole-ecosystem research conducted at the 58 small lakes and watersheds which make up this facility have provided us with the evidence we need to take action for the health of our shared waters. LWF toured IISD-ELA on Sept. 13.
It’s not every day you get to visit one of Canada’s primary sources of lake science. And it’s certainly not every day you get to stand on the shores of a humble little lake known simply as Lake 227 that has informed scientists’ understanding of eutrophication for almost half a century.
Located in northwest Ontario about an hour and a half east of Kenora, the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is a natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds. The area was set aside for scientific research in 1968 and it’s an ideal setting in which to conduct whole-ecosystem science...
All summer long we’ve been celebrating local beer and local lakes, partnering with local craft breweries to showcase limited-edition, lake-themed brews.
This collaborative beer series continues with September’s Boardwalk Belgian Pale Ale, created by our friends at PEG Beer Co.
Boardwalk Belgian Pale Ale is fruity with a slight pepper spice – a balanced beer that finishes dry and crisp. Try it while supplies last by visiting PEG Beer Co.’s brew pub, located at 125 Pacific Ave. in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.
Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, you’ll also be able to find Boardwalk Belgian Pale...
The third annual Cycling for Solutions ride from Winnipeg to IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) was the most successful yet, raising over $12,000 - and counting! - for citizen science and the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this year’s ride by donating, sharing posts on social media and/or keeping the riders inspired with messages of encouragement. You are making possible the expansion and maintenance of water sampling sites throughout Manitoba. Data collected at these sites will help us pinpoint phosphorus hotspots and...
Another busy summer is coming to a close. As always, we had a great time visiting lakeside communities, taking part in events (and hosting our own!) and meeting the many supporters whose passion and commitment drive our foundation and make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible. Here are just a few shots from the 2017 summer season.
WOW. Victoria Beach broke its own record with 181 walkers participating in this year's event! Together, these passionate lake-lovers raised a whopping $21,696 - and the pledges are still pouring in! We are so very grateful for the amazing community support. Way to go, VB!