Policy Advisor Geoffrey Gunn makes a dollars-and-cents, practical case for community-based water monitoring in Canada as a proven, cost-effective and scientifically rigorous way to collect long-term water quality data. Sustained government investment in programs like LWCBMN will ensure community monitoring efforts can continue providing the evidence needed to make targeted, results-focused freshwater...
Participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met at the University of Manitoba in February to learn more about recent LWCBMN activities, how water-quality data are being used and other CBM initiatives.
Coordinated by LWF, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across Manitoba. With the help of conservation partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, the network is identifying phosphorus hotspots – localized areas that contribute higher amounts of algae-causing phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.
Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada and Chelsea Lobson, winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire (Photo: David Moder)
LWF’s Community-Based Monitoring Coordinator Chelsea Lobson has received a national honour!
On May 3, BioTalent Canada announced Chelsea as the winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire!
BioTalent Canada is a national not-for profit industry association which acts as the HR partner of the Canadian biotechnology industry, working to ensure that the bio-economy has access to the talent it needs. Its many wage subsidy programs to...
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...
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.
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.
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...
For the third year in a row, a group of amateur cyclists are challenging themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.
Riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) to support the expansion of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.
CBM engages citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples which are then analyzed...