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With Winnipeg’s municipal election slated for October 2018, LWF’s advocacy is focused this year on municipal wastewater treatment. City of Winnipeg sewage treatment plants represent the single largest point source contributor of phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg. To ensure we’re doing our part for Lake Winnipeg, phosphorus reduction through upgrades to these facilities must be a civic priority.

Setting the Standard for Wastewater Treatment is Action 3 of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

Our educational report on Winnipeg’s wastewater woes ("Sewage S.O.S.") was distributed through the Winnipeg Free...

In the lead up to Earth Day 2018, join LWF’s executive director and others for what will surely be an informative and interesting panel discussion!

When: Saturday, April 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: John Black Memorial United Church, 898 Henderson Highway

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alexis Kanu, Executive Director, Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Dr. Scott Higgins, Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development - Experimental Lakes Area
  • Dr. Eva Pip, Retired Biology Professor, University of Winnipeg

The event will be moderated by Hon. Terry Duguid, MP - Winnipeg South, who will also be...

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!

When: Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 7 p.m
Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

This year’s guest speaker is Tom Janzen of Scatliff + Miller + Murray, who will share the results of a 2017 assessment of residential and cottage property values around Lake Winnipeg’s south basin. Commissioned by LWF, Tom’s report underscores the incredible economic value our great lake brings to our province.

LWF’s 2017 annual report, as well as proposed revisions to our organizational bylaws, will be available online...

March 22 is World Water Day and we're celebrating with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

LWCBMN is a growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals. Since 2016, LWCBM volunteers and staff have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Excess phosphorus is the primary cause of potentially harmful...

If you can bring a high-level background in financial and administrative management, and a demonstrated ability to provide outstanding organizational support, we want to learn all about you!

We’re accepting candidates for the immediate full-time position as our dynamic Finance & Office Administrator. As part of our leadership team, broad responsibilities will include:

Financial Management:

  • Full cycle bookkeeping, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit preparation and year-end duties
  • Review all expense claims and cheque requisitions
  • Support staff in preparing financial...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!

  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Community-Based Monitoring Assistant: This person will support the field activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.

Full job descriptions are below:

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 who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Past recipients have included...

We are thrilled to have been selected once again to participate in this year’s Luckygirl Holiday Pop Up Shop!

Drop by 300 Ross Ave. in the Exchange (attached to Hut K) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 to pick up some unique gifts for all the lake-lovers in your life.

We’ll be selling an assortment of our exclusive fundraising products – including the popular lake-themed pint glasses and coaster sets we launched this summer! We’ll also be bringing lots of adorable wooden ornaments featuring K.BARTESKI script art. (Warning: We sold out of both sizes last year; come early to make...

LWF’s education program assists teachers to engage students on water stewardship issues and inspire youth action. We offer in-class presentations and funding for water-related learning, plus opportunities to collaborate with individual educators and/or schools on more customized partnerships and initiatives.

We are excited to launch a new resource for music educators, in recognition that water can be explored beyond the science curriculum.

Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg, is an original song co-written by Rod Palson and Lorne Martin, residents of Riverton and Husavik, Manitoba, respectively...

As the 2017 open-water season draws to a close, participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met in Winnipeg to discuss progress, share lessons learned and plan next steps.

Co-ordinated by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and supported by LWF’s Science Advisory Council, the LWCBMN is engaging citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Citizen-generated data can be used to pinpoint...

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