In 2018, the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Act established an Expert Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Conservation and Climate. In August, this council solicited stakeholder input on a provincial water management strategy for Manitoba.
Our submission advocates for a science-based, outcome-focused strategy to effectively translate policy into meaningful practice to safeguard our shared waters. Such a strategy must be supported by robust evidence, include measurable targets and defined timelines for action, and strengthen monitoring and reporting...
[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?"] **Note: the participant list is full. Any additional applicants will be put on a waiting list*** You will be considered registered once you’ve
Update: Congratulations to Bike to the Beach riders for crushing the 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated in support of their efforts. This new event raised over $57,000 – making it the most-successful fundraiser in LWF’s 15-year history! Read more about the event.
A new fundraiser hits the road on Aug. 7!
Bike to the Beach is a group ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF. This year’s “founders ride” is the first in what will hopefully become an annual summer tradition.
LWF is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) advocating for change and co-ordinating action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg. We recognize collaboration is necessary to realize our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed, now and for future generations.
The following list includes some of the projects supported by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.
Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District
The residents at Kerr Lake (located south of Riding Mountain National Park between the Rural Municipalities of Rosedale and Clanwilliam-Erickson) have proactively...
Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg and other lakes across the province. LWCBMN water samples are collected using scientific protocols, then analyzed by LWF...
The arrival of COVID-19 in Manitoba has caused many changes to our daily lives. We want to ensure all potential applicants have the time they need to shift plans, make decisions, and prioritize actions that will help protect their health and the health of those around them.
For this reason, the deadline for applications for both positions has been extended until end of day, Friday, April 3.
Here are some other steps we are taking and/or considering with respect to our summer hiring process:
The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), coordinated by LWF, mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across Manitoba. With the help of watershed partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, the network is identifying phosphorus hotspots – localized areas that contribute higher amounts of algae-causing phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.
In what has become an annual event, LWCBMN volunteers, partners and other supporters recently gathered at the University of Manitoba to connect with each other, learn about the results of the 2019 LWCBMN field season...
Update: The deadline for public feedback on the IJC’s proposed nutrient loading targets and concentration objectives has been extended until March 28, 2020.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) works to prevent and resolve transboundary water disputes, investigating issues and recommending solutions to the governments of Canada and the United States. Guided by the Boundary Waters Treaty, which was signed in 1909, it was established in recognition that each country is affected by the other’s actions in lake and river systems along the border.
The IJC is currently soliciting public feedback...