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Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We'll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 2, for the Hillside Beach Community Association's Family Fun Day!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Get your Scottish on at this family-friendly festival in East Selkirk! Activities include dancing, piping, drumming, food, markets, heavy games, a “wee folk” area, living history displays and more.

Find us in Legacy Park on Saturday, June 24 – we’ll be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sharing information about our work to protect Lake Winnipeg and how you can get involved, and selling some of our unique fundraising products!

For more information, head to Manitoba Highland Gathering's website.

The Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into concrete, lasting achievements.

The 2016 winners were announced on May 10, and included several individuals and groups dedicated to clean water and a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Among them:

Mike Stainton, winner, Sustainability in Water and Natural Area Stewardship

Mike has demonstrated a commitment to innovative research in both his professional and personal life. An instrumental part of the design and operation of the...

There’s nothing like flipping through an old family photo album. From unforgettable sunsets to wish-we-could-forget fashions, these cherished pictures remind us of how special lake life really is.

So let’s celebrate it!

Lake Winnipeg Memories is a vintage photo exhibit curated by you! Launching on July 3, this is your chance to showcase your family’s unique relationship with Lake Winnipeg. We want to see your grandparent’s first trip to the beach, the legendary cottage reunion, or the time your great-uncle finally learned how to waterski!

Participating is easy. All you have to do is:

  • Scan your...

Update: A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at this year's walks. Together, we've raised almost $40,000 - and counting! - to support solutions for Lake Winnipeg! (Head to our Facebook page to see photos from our Dunnottar and Victoria Beach & District walks!) Missed this summer's events but still want to help? Our Walk for Water online campaign will stay active until Sept. 1.

Every year, communities take steps to protect Lake Winnipeg. Below, you’ll find more details about the 2019 events, and how you can participate in-person or online!

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Date: Sunday, July 28
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On April 11, Manitoba’s government released the 2017 budget, its spending plan for the coming year.

Lake Winnipeg was not specifically mentioned in either Finance Minister Cameron Friesen’s speech or the budget summary.

Water-related spending appears on page 18 of the budget summary, nested under strategic infrastructure. This spending includes a $60 million investment in water-related infrastructure such as flood protection, drainage and other water-control initiatives, and represents a 33 per cent increase from the 2016/17 budget.

Funding for Sustainable Development – the provincial...

Our grants program invests in solutions by supporting projects dedicated to improving local water quality: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.

This video celebrates just some of the passionate water champions who are working on solutions for our shared waters. (Click here to learn more about the four grant recipients selected through our most recent submission process.)

LWF’s grants program is funded by the generosity of our supporters who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed...

On March 22, the government of Canada released its 2017 budget, outlining federal priorities for the coming year. We’ve reviewed the plan to figure out what it means for fresh water and for Lake Winnipeg.

What we know so far:


Investments in freshwater protection generally and Lake Winnipeg specifically are mentioned on P. 125 of Budget 2017, which focused on “addressing the persistent and growing threat of aquatic invasive species and toxic and nuisance algae.”

Proposed funding is being provided to two federal departments:

  • Up to $70.5 million over five years to Environment and Climate Change...

Produced by two Winnipeg Grade 12 students, this charity dance show aims to raise awareness about watersheds across Canada, and will feature dance styles including jazz, tap, aerial, hip hop, contemporary and more.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017; lobby opens at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Rd, in Winnipeg

All proceeds raised will donated to several non-profit organizations – including LWF! We’ll also be set up in the lobby all night; make sure you stop by before, after or during intermission to say hello and learn more about our work...

LWF is uniquely positioned to link science with action. Together, we are speaking up for the health of fresh water – and the future of Lake Winnipeg.

We encourage individuals to take action at home, at the cottage or within communities. We also work behind the scenes to bring the collective voice of our membership to the tables of decision-makers. Using the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan as a road map, we advocate governments for evidence-based solutions to manage phosphorus loading across the watershed.

Browse our policy submissions below to learn more about our recent advocacy efforts.

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