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On Feb. 2, 1971, an intergovernmental treaty called the Ramsar Convention was adopted. Named for the Iranian city in which its adoption occurred, the convention came into force in 1975 to provide a framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. (You can learn more about the Ramsar Convention here.)

Today, almost 90 per cent of UN member states – including Canada – are considered “contracting parties.” Contracting parties implement the Ramsar Convention and collaborate on shared projects. More than 2,000 wetlands across the globe (37 in Canada) are currently...

Have a great idea for a project that can help save our lake? We can help make it happen!

LWF’s Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – particularly those which address one or more of the eight key actions to reduce nutrient loading identified in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

Past projects have included educational resources, water-quality sampling and monitoring programs, video projects and various research projects.

The deadline for Spring 2015 grant applications is March 1, 2015. More...

The Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project is located just east of Holland, Man. A Spring 2013 grant from LWF went towards this project’s water-quality monitoring program. (Photo: Marlo Campbell)

LWF has awarded a total of $21,500 to three projects as part of our Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program. Fall 2014 grants will support:

  • Caring for our Watersheds: a contest run by Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in which high-school students will submit proposals on how they can help their watershed, with a goal of implementing as many projects as possible.
     
  • Determining extent...

Winnipeg – Members of Living Lakes Canada from Wildsight and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) represented Canada at the 14th Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China last week. Kat Hartwig of Invermere, B.C. and Alex Salki of Winnipeg, Manitoba, were invited to present their work on sustainable management of lake communities, with a special focus on lake protection. The Canadian presentation focused on the significant water stewardship work being done by NGOs and water stewardship groups in the Columbia Basin and around Lake Winnipeg.  

The conference hosted 350 delegates from 33 countries...

A new publication is celebrating the multitude of benefits offered by Manitoba’s wetlands!

Nature’s Wealth is a joint release from LWF, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

The four-page feature delves into the ecological and economic value of wetland areas – everything from water purification, flood protection, wildlife habitat, biofuels, recreational opportunities and even food!

It also highlights some of the conservation, policy and research initiatives currently underway across the province; readers get to meet research...

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation will bring local, science-based solutions to the 14th Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang, China, an event hosted by Global Nature Fund (GNF), a non-profit environmental foundation with headquarters in Germany.

From Nov. 18 to 24, representatives from some of the 104 members of GNF’s international network will be discussing lakes in densely populated areas and how best to balance people and nature. LWF is a founding member of Living Lakes Canada, one of six national Living Lakes networks working throughout the world to protect freshwater resources.

In 2013, GNF...

The Manitoba Conservation Districts Association's 39th Annual Conservation Conference takes place in Brandon. This year's theme is "Water Management in Action – The  Rural-Urban Connection."

LWF will have a table in the tradeshow, where we'll be sharing information about our health plan and other aspects of our work. If you're planning on attending this event, make sure to stop by and say hello!

Offered as part of the University of Winnipeg's Department of Geography's 2014-15 lecture series, this presentation will provide an introduction to the root causes of the current health challenges facing Lake Winnipeg, background information on LWF and its work, and an overview of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, our science-based action plan to restore and protect Manitoba’s great lake. With introductary remarks by UW President and Vice-Chancelor Dr. Annette Trimbee. All lake-lovers are welcome to attend!

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd Floor, Centennial Hall, UWinnipeg)

Pre-lecture refreshments...

Oct. 17, 2014 – The Lake Winnipeg Foundation was pleased to be one of the 110 freshwater organizations and groups in attendance at Living Waters Rally 2014. This biennial gathering took place Oct. 3 - 6 in Ottawa/Gatineau and was organized by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, of which LWF is a member.

Representatives from recreational, Indigenous, cottage association, faith, philanthropic, environmental, business, academic, and arts and culture groups spent the weekend discussing the future of Canada’s freshwaters. The following statement was released by the Canadian Freshwater Alliance upon...

At LWF, the success of our work is dependent on the support of lake-lovers who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg now and for future generations. We are committed to improving our communication with current members and growing our capacity as an organization.

To get to know you better, we have created a short online survey for our members, and for those who support us in other ways. By filling it in, you will be helping us shape our future efforts. Please note all information is kept confidential and will not be shared outside of LWF.

As a special thank-you, we’re offering...

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