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LWF’s work was recently featured in an article by DeSmog Canada as part of its “Ripple Effect” series, a collection of stories about efforts to protect Canada’s fresh water.

Along with Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, LWF helped organize the gathering of First Nations mentioned in the article. We recognize that the unique and too often marginalized voices of Indigenous peoples are a vital part of any sustainable solutions for Lake Winnipeg, and we feel privileged to be able to help facilitate this process.

LWF communications director Marlo...

Staff from the Seine Rat River Conservation District test water in Joubert Creek. LWF gave SRRCD a Spring 2014 grant for a new seasonal water-quality monitoring program. (Photo courtesy of Jodi Goerzen.)

If you have a great idea for a project, 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...

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is excited to announce our participation in Small Change Fund’s National Freshwater Fund campaign!

Small Change Fund is a Canadian organization that connects small grants to big change. Since December 2009, it has harnessed the collective power of small gifts from individual donors to raise over half a million dollars for grassroots initiatives and provide over 167 micro-grants from coast to coast to coast.

Starting today...

Update: We are now sold out of the Fiddlehead Fern prints.

Update: LWF has a small number of matted prints in our office, ready for purchase. We’ve also been told that we can likely get orders matted in less than six weeks. Call or email us (or just drop in) to buy yours today!

LWF is thrilled to announce our newest fundraising endeavor, a limited-edition Lake Winnipeg watershed plant print sale!

These wood engraving prints are a piece of local art history that depict the unique ecological beauty in Manitoba’s backyard.

A joint fundraiser in support of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and...

Wild Columbine
SKU:
Wild Columbine Plant Print
Title:
Wild Columbine
$ 80.00
Created in the 1940s and 50s by celebrated artist Henry Eric Bergman (1893 - 1958), these vintage wood engraving prints are a piece of local art history that depict the unique ecological beauty in Manitoba’s backyard. Featuring plants found within Lake Winnipeg’s watershed, each print comes mounted on an 8 x 10, acid-free, archival mat – all that’s missing is the frame! Prints can be picked up at LWF’s office or shipped to you within Canada for an additional $15 – remember to add shipping costs to your cart when placing your order online.
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A special LWF members' meeting is being held:

  • Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg
  • Room (Salle) Marie Lynne Bernard

The purpose of this special meeting is to ratify approval of motions made by the Board of Directors, in compliance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, as required by Corporations Canada.

In order to be in compliance with the act and maintain our charitable status, we need the support of two-thirds of members in attendance at this meeting. New members are welcome; donations of $50 or more can be made at the door...

Attention all LWF members: You’re invited to a special Lake Winnipeg Foundation members’ meeting.

  • Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014, 7 p.m.
  • St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg
  • Room (Salle) Marie Lynne Bernard

The purpose of this special meeting is to ratify approval of motions made by the Board of Directors, in compliance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, as required by Corporations Canada.

In order to be in compliance with the act and maintain our charitable status, we need the support of two-thirds of members in attendance at this meeting. New members are welcome...

Here's a great video about the Manitoba Museum's latest interactive exhibit — complete with apperances by LWF executive director Alexis and Alex Salki, chair of LWF's Science Advisory Council.

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is committed to restoring and protecting the health of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – but we can’t do it alone.

LWF relies on donations from individuals and organizations who share our vision. The generosity of our supporters enables us to grow our capacity, fund more research and push for meaningful changes that will help us achieve our goal of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed now and for future generations.

The success of our work is dependent on the trust and support of lake-lovers from across the province and country. We recognize the need to...

LWF offers free educational presentations in English and French about Lake Winnipeg and its watershed to school (K-12) and community groups.*

These engaging presentations are accompanied by a PowerPoint slide show and are tailored to different age groups and curriculum concepts. Each presentation includes:

  • Information about Lake Winnipeg and its watershed;
  • An introduction to the root causes of the current health challenges facing the lake (e.g. algal blooms, invasive species);
  • The history of LWF – who we are and what we do;
  • An overview of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan (LWF’s evidence-based...

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