It’s disappointing that no party chose to commit directly to the specific actions required to achieve phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s north end plant. So many Manitobans care deeply about the health of Lake Winnipeg, and have called upon successive provincial...
For years, successive provincial governments have ignored the phosphorus pollution released by Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). This provincial election, join us in calling for phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.
Excess phosphorus is the cause of harmful algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg – and NEWPCC is the single largest point source of phosphorus flowing into the lake. In 2005, the province set a phosphorus limit of 1.0 mg/L in NEWPCC’s operating licence. Almost 20 years later, NEWPCC remains non-compliant with this limit – and two...
Join us in Victoria Beach on Thursday, July 27, to learn how the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network is pointing the way towards solutions for Lake Winnipeg.
Presented by the Victoria Beach & District Walk for Water Committee, this evening event will feature a presentation by LWF Executive Director Alexis Kanu followed by a Q&A. Plus, make sure to stop by our outreach table to pick up information you can use to advocate for the lake!
When: Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Where: East Beaches Social Scene, 3 Ateah Rd in Victoria Beach. Note: this...
Join us in Ponemah on Saturday, July 29, to learn about current advocacy campaigns to protect Lake Winnipeg – and how you can get involved!
This event will feature a presentation by LWF Executive Director Alexis Kanu on evidence-based phosphorus reduction, followed by a Q&A. Plus, make sure to stop by our outreach table to pick up information and other materials you can use to speak up for the lake!
Where: Ponemah Beach Central Art Centre, 27 Central Ave, Dunnottar When: Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m.
Open to all and free to attend with refreshments provided.
This spring’s Budget 2023 commitment of $650 million over 10 years for a national Freshwater Action Plan is significant – but it’s just the beginning of a sustained effort to protect Lake Winnipeg.
Last year, LWF members successfully called for renewed federal funding. The March 2023 budget announcement shows that our collective advocacy is making a difference. Thank you to everyone whose efforts made this success possible!
Now, we’re thanking Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault for this new funding commitment. We’re also reminding him of the importance of...
LWF’s popular art auction has returned for another year – with a new, hyper-local lakeside twist!
The 2023 Bid for Lake Winnipeg Art Auction is being presented as an in-person event running in and around the lakeside community of Victoria Beach from July 14 to Aug. 13.
Coordinated by the Victoria Beach & District Walk for Water Committee, this is your opportunity to bid on a diverse selection of artwork, including some which are also accompanied by gift cards to local businesses!
All proceeds raised through the auction will be used by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation to support evidence-based...
The 2023 federal budget includes dedicated multi-year funding for Canada’s freshwater lakes and rivers as part of a new Freshwater Action Plan – though the total investment for Lake Winnipeg is still not clear.
As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practise reconciliation. To us, this work must include amplifying Indigenous voices, respecting Indigenous knowledge and affirming Indigenous rights.
In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reconciliation reading club. Our goal is to equip LWF and LWIC staff with knowledge, terminology and perspectives that will help us integrate actions of reconciliation and antiracism within our professional work and in...