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Community-based monitoring

Are you passionate about freshwater stewardship and community-based solutions? We’re seeking an enthusiastic, organized, team player to be our Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student!

Based out of Winnipeg with travel throughout southern Manitoba, this full-time term position is 40 hours per week, $18.40/hour, from Jan. 8 – Apr. 26, 2024.

If you’re detail-oriented, excited about environmental sustainability and looking for hands-on experience in water monitoring, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake! 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Program...

Manitoba’s water strategy action plan has ignored available phosphorus data that could improve water decision-making and protect Lake Winnipeg – despite stated objectives to support community-based monitoring and increase collaboration and sharing of water data.

Released July 5, 2023, the plan identifies 72 actions meant to advance the goals and objectives found within a broader water management strategy framework released in November 2022.

Manitoba Environment and Climate had previously solicited public feedback to inform the development of the action plan. Our April 2023 submission...

Update: The deadline to participate in the online Water Action Plan Survey has been extended until March 15, 2023.

Let Manitoba’s government know that community-based monitoring improves water decision-making.

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples in order to identify phosphorus hotpots – localized areas where phosphorus reduction is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.

LWCBMN is a credible source of valuable water-quality data which can be used to improve water policy and...

Looking for a career that will grow along with you? LWF is currently seeking exceptional candidates interested being in our full-time Program Coordinator!

This unique opportunity will be ideal for a relationship-builder with a passion for freshwater stewardship and grassroots initiatives. This position will require the ability to engage enthusiastically with volunteers, community members and watershed partners. If you are a team player with a science background, and keen to work alongside citizens and communities to protect our shared waters, we want to learn all about you.

Reporting to the...

LWF is hiring a summer student term position to support community-based monitoring activities!

The Field and Data Technician will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.  

This placement will be primarily located remotely and in our Winnipeg office, with some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate health and safety precautions will be taken at all times.

Read the full job description here:

If you’re passionate about the environment, and love playing around with data, apply to join...

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) is one of three Canadian case studies featured in a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development!

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...

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

The Field and Data Technician will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.

This placement will be primarily held in the office, with some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate health and safety precautions will be taken at all times.

Full job description is below:

If you’re passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our...

With the changing weather comes the end of another sampling season for the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN). 

Coordinated by LWF with the help of watershed partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples from rural areas located within the Red and Assiniboine River watersheds. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration, which enables LWF to calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off the landscape and into the waterways that flow into Lake Winnipeg. 

By identifying...

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...

Grade 10 Biology students from Minot, North Dakota, are the newest citizen scientists to join the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

As part of their honours class, a small group of students from Minot’s Central Campus have volunteered to collect samples from the Souris River, using equipment supplied by LWF and following LWCBMN protocols developed by LWF science advisors. Their teacher was trained by LWF staff over Zoom.

LWCBMN is a long-term monitoring program coordinated by LWF which mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across rural areas of Lake Winnipeg’s...

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