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Past Alexander Bajkov Award winners (clockwise from top left): Val Weirer, Karen Scott, Pascal Badiou, Lyle Lockhart

Many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg. Since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher (his last name is pronounced “bye-cough” and you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and...

We’re seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to join our team in the position of community-based monitoring co-ordinator.

This one-year, full-time term position (with the possibility of extension) is based out of Winnipeg and includes travel throughout southern Manitoba.

The community-based monitoring co-ordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Volunteer recruitment and training
  • Sampling and analysis
  • Data interpretation and communication

At LWF, we’re passionate about the health of Manitoba’s lakes. We work as a team to foster innovative research, influence public policy and...

Join us in Grand Marais on Friday, July 29!

We'll be taking part in Grand Marais Community Central's outdoor market, selling unique fundraising products in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Come by the building grounds between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to purchase art pieces by Kal Barteski, necklaces by Hilary Druxman, vintage plant prints by Henry Eric Bergman – and more!

Walk for Water Frequently Asked Questions

[collapsed title=What is Walk for Water?]Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. These family-friendly, pledged walks take place each year in various lakeside communities.[/collapsed]

[collapsed title=How long has Walk for Water been happening?]The first Walk for Water event took place in 2007 in Matlock. Other lakeside communities began organizing their own walks soon after.[/collapsed]

[collapsed title=Do I need to pre-register?]No. If you plan to walk in one of our events, simply arrive...

We’re seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to join our team in the position of Finance & Administration Manager!

This one-year, full-time term position (with the possibility of extension) is based out of Winnipeg and includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities.

The Finance & Administration Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Financial management and bookkeeping
  • Donor database management and communications
  • Office reception and management
  • Governance support
  • Program support

At LWF, we’re passionate about the health of Manitoba’s lakes. We work as a team to...

Manitoba’s election campaign has officially begun – and Lake Winnipeg needs to be on the agenda.

Over the past three decades, excess phosphorus has increased the growth of harmful algae blooms which are contaminating beaches, reducing water quality, and threatening local industries and communities.

It’s time for all of us to get involved as citizens living in a democracy in which the collective voice of the people influences the laws of the land.

It’s time to speak out for Lake Winnipeg.

What we’re doing:


To help voters make an informed decision when casting a ballot on April. 19, we’re...

Join us at the West End Cultural Centre on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, for a benefit concert in support of LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson will feature sets by:

  • DJ Co-op
  • Mise en Scene
  • Scott Nolan and John K. Samson
  • Jess Reimer

Tickets are only $25 each - and the price of admission includes a free copy of Love, Lake Winnipeg, a benefit EP featuring songs from participating artists, which will be given out at the show!

Update: The ticket pre-purchase window has now closed. A small amount of remaining tickets will be available at the door; please note, the West End...

 

Update: Tickets for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle are on sale now! Only $5 each (or three for $10), they offer another way to support LWF - and a chance to win amazing prizes. We'll also be selling tickets at our Jan. 14 benefit show. The draw will be that night but you don't have to be at the concert to win. Good luck!

Almost 50 years after they were first recorded to vinyl, folk songs documenting life on Lake Winnipeg are being given new life – and new purpose.

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton...

Photo: Gimli, 2014 (Paul Mutch)

LWF was founded in 2005, making this year our 10th anniversary!

We’re proud of our grassroots beginnings and the many passionate supporters whose dedication to our collective vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed, now and for future generations, has shaped LWF into what we are today.

We’re also proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the past decade: educating citizens, funding projects, and collaborating with governments, researchers and other stakeholders.

We’ve made progress – but our work is far from finished. Lake Winnipeg...

Harmful algal blooms have been increasing in size and frequency on Lake Winnipeg – contaminating beaches, reducing water quality, and damaging Manitoba’s important fishing and tourism industries.

Algal blooms are the result of eutrophication – a condition caused by an over-abundance of the nutrient phosphorus. All living things need phosphorus – in fact, it’s one of the ingredients in the fertilizers we give our house and garden plants and our agricultural crops to help them grow. However, too much of it is a problem because it contributes to the growth of blue...

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