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2021

Cartoon graphic of beavers, with the caption "oh-oooh! All beavers unite!"

Ace Burpee loves beavers. The Winnipeg radio personality loves them so much, in fact, he wrote a song about them to celebrate International Beaver Day, which is observed each year on April 7.

The Beaver Song is a lot of fun – and so is the locally produced animated video. Even more exciting? Ace is generously donating all proceeds from every stream/download to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and TikTok, and watch the video on YouTube.

Here at LWF, we love beavers, too. Sometimes called ecosystem engineers, beavers help protect our...

View of Lake Winnipeg at dusk

Join us online on May 18 for our 2021 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that allows us to stay safe while also staying connected. 

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 21 and May 16.  

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2021 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below. 

Meeting details: 

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
Time: 7 p.m. CDT 
Venue: Zoom webinar; please register for the...

Building on the record-breaking success of 2020’s Founders’ Ride, a group of cyclists will once again challenge themselves to pedal from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement and community spirit last year and are excited to build on that momentum in advance of this year’s fundraising ride. We hope you can join us in supporting these determined cyclists in their efforts!

Bike to the Beach 2021 is planned for Aug. 6. We are closely monitoring all public health notices* to ensure we are following all regulations...

Join the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective for a World Water Day webinar! We’ll be discussing our collaborative position paper, Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg, and how we can meaningfully address Canada’s freshwater challenges. This is an opportunity for lake-lovers to learn more about the practical steps needed to protect our shared waters!

When: Monday, March 22, 2021, 12 pm - 1 pm CDT
Where: Online (Zoom webinar – registration required)
Cost: Free

Please click here to view the webinar. 

Photo of the North End Water Pollution Control Centre sign, with address of 2230 Main Street below

Measurable phosphorus reduction at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant is one step closer to reality – a success made possible by committed citizens speaking up for change. 

On Feb. 9, Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment recommended funding for interim chemical phosphorus removal at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). 

The committee decision comes as a follow-up to an October 2019 Winnipeg City Council motion which directed department staff to test interim phosphorus removal options, report back to the...

A group photo of all the people and children who participated in the Victoria Beach Walk for Water event in 2017, with the children holding a banner that says we love Lake Winnipeg.

As individuals and as a group, citizens have great power to influence change. Decision-makers take note when people speak up for water; individually and collectively, our voices matter. Using our voices is an effective tool to influence policy, encourage action and hold governments accountable.

Now is an important time for freshwater advocacy. LWF has been engaging with all levels of crown government to push for evidence-based solutions to reduce phosphorus loading across the watershed.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to – and how you can help us speak up for Lake Winnipeg.

At the...

A photo collage of students doing water sampling work

LWF is hiring for two co-op student term positions this winter to support the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network!

The CBM Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for supporting volunteers participating in the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network. The CBM Data Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.

Due to COVD-19, these will be remote work placements, with occasional office visits for equipment preparation and some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate...

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