Join us in cheering on Alex Martin as he begins his 1,750 km trip along Lake Winnipeg’s shoreline. This passionate, 18-year-old kayaker is spending two months of his summer paddling to promote water stewardship and the recreational merit of the lake.
Alex’s launch will take place at Grand Marais Point, in Grand Beach Provincial Park – all are invtied to meet at 10 a.m. on the beach in front of Parking Lot 1, just after the gate entrance while driving down Highway 12.
Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 10, for MEC's Paddlefest!
This free event features information sessions on kayaking, canoeing and SUP, as well as kids’ activities and the newest gear up for grabs.
Come by our table to say hi! We’ll be there all day, selling some of our unique fundraising merchandise, and sharing we’ve been doing lately to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg (which is a great place to paddle!).
The RM of Victoria Beach was one of eight included in a 2017 study of south basin real estate. Photo: Paul Mutch
A 2017 study commissioned by LWF confirms that Lake Winnipeg property values make significant contributions to Manitoba’s economy.
Conducted by Scatliff + Miller + Murray and BW Ferguson & Associates, the analysis considered residential and cottage properties around the lake’s south basin, extending south from Riverton on the west side and south from Victoria Beach on the east side. Roughly bounded by Highways 8 and 59, the study area encompassed portions of eight rural...
LWF has awarded a total of $16,750 to five Manitoba-based projects dedicated to improving local water quality. Projects include two water-monitoring programs, educational signage for an innovative wetland project, consultations with local producers on water-storage initiatives and a new resource for wastewater treatment facility operators.
“Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, our grants program is investing in real-world solutions for Manitoba’s lakes and rivers,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “It’s our privilege to be able to channel the passion and concern...
Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada and Chelsea Lobson, winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire (Photo: David Moder)
LWF’s Community-Based Monitoring Coordinator Chelsea Lobson has received a national honour!
On May 3, BioTalent Canada announced Chelsea as the winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire!
BioTalent Canada is a national not-for profit industry association which acts as the HR partner of the Canadian biotechnology industry, working to ensure that the bio-economy has access to the talent it needs. Its many wage subsidy programs to...
The 2017 annual report, as well as proposed revisions to our organizational by-laws, are now online for your review. Click here to read the report, and here to read the proposed revised by-laws. (To read our current by-laws, click here.)
FYI, past year’s annual reports can be found here.
At this year’s AGM, members in good standing will vote on a motion to approve the revised bylaws and elect LWF’s 2018/19 board of directors. We’ll also provide an update on our activities – and impact – over the past year...
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...