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A federal funding application for critically needed upgrades to Winnipeg’s oldest and largest sewage treatment plant is finally on its way to Ottawa. 

The proposal to the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) seeks funding for the design and construction of new biosolids facilities at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC), Phase 2 of an ongoing, multi-phase upgrade project. 

Phosphorus loading from sources like undertreated sewage feeds the growth of potentially toxic algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg. If proactively designed to optimize interim phosphorus...

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...

In the leadup to Canada’s election, we sent three questions to Manitoba candidates to better understand their commitments to Lake Winnipeg.

Here's what we learned.


Surprisingly, only nine* candidates responded to our request. You can review their commitments below, by clicking on the candidates' names. 

Conservative Party of Canada

James Bezan, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman

Green Party of Canada

Greg Boettcher, Winnipeg South

Janine Gibson, Provencher

Doug Hemmerling, Winnipeg South Centre

Ralph McLean, Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

Laurent Poliquin, Saint Boniface-Saint Vital

Liberal Party of Canada...

Despite decades of government commitments, Lake Winnipeg’s health continues to decline. 

In the leadup to Canada’s election on Sept. 20, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective are reminding federal candidates that promises are not enough. It’s time for immediate action that generates measurable results. 

WHAT WE’RE DOING: 

Together, LWF and LWIC have released a plan for federal action: Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg. This road map identifies specific, concrete actions achievable in less than five years to achieve real impact for...

From all of us at LWF, thank you to everyone who took part in our 2021 summer event season, whether in person or online! While continuing to navigate ongoing public health challenges, we were excited for the opportunity to once again connect with citizens who share our love and concern for Lake Winnipeg. 


Photo: South Basin Photoworks

Bike to the Beach returned for a second year, surpassing all expectations and raising more than $118,000 for Lake Winnipeg! Thank you to the 53 cyclists who took on this challenge with gusto, to the many volunteers and...

On May 28, 2021, Manitoba Conservation and Climate provided conditional approval for the City of Winnipeg’s interim phosphorus-reduction plan at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) – the latest in a series of regulatory and financial approvals required before the city can begin the design and construction process to address the North End plant’s phosphorus emissions. 

With a contract for the project expected to be awarded this summer, the city currently projects that it will take until late 2023 to implement interim phosphorus reduction at the plant. Winnipeg’s water and waste...

[collapsed title="What is Bike to the Beach?"]Bike to the Beach is a fundraising group bike ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF.[/collapsed]

[collapsed title="Do I need to pre-register to participate in the ride?"]You will be considered registered once you’ve (1) set up your personal fundraising page on the CanadaHelps Bike to the Beach 2021 online campaign page and (2) signed all required waivers. *Please note, due to the current public health situation, we are limiting the number of participating riders. All participants must first be approved by organizers...

Our signature fundraiser returns! For years, Walk for Water has been an opportunity for friends and families to be part of the solution for Lake Winnipeg – and a fun way to spend a day at the lake! LWF is following all public health regulations to optimize the safety of all participants and will adapt planned activities as needed. New for 2021, our VB event will start outside at the Village Green Stage.

Date: Sunday, August 8
Location: Victoria Beach, Village Green Stage
Check-in: 9:45 a.m., walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 2.5 km

This year, we are encouraging people to fundraise online...

We love connecting with LWF members and supporters throughout the summer – but safety comes first. As we move forward with planning for the 2021 season, we are closely monitoring public health updates and regulations, and are prepared to adapt all activities as needed. We’ll be sharing updates on our website and social media. Check back often to keep informed on the latest plans!

Subject to change, here are some of the events currently scheduled for this summer:

  • Sunday, June 27: Save the Lake – LWF will be taking part in this community fundraiser hosted by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis...

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