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In advance of Budget 2019, the Manitoba government solicited input on how provincial spending and revenue should be prioritized, and on innovative ways to save money. Our submission highlights the government’s responsibility for the sustainable management of provincial water resources and recommends provincial investment in four key areas.

Protecting Manitoba’s threatened wetlands

Ongoing drainage and damage to Manitoba’s threatened wetlands has increased flood risk and severity, and reduced water quality. Provincial resources must be invested in policies that ensure no net loss of wetland...

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Each year on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, citizens around the world celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting the causes they care about – and this year, we’re thanking those who give by giving back to one lucky lake-lover!

Starting today until midnight on Nov. 27, 2018, sign up through CanadaHelps to become a monthly LWF donor and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! 

Monthly gifts add up to create a year-round impact – plus, it’s easy to do! When completing the CanadaHelps online donation form, simply click the “Donate Monthly...

With just one week until Winnipeg’s election, new polling results show citizens want immediate action taken to improve city sewage treatment.

In a survey conducted by Probe Research*, nearly two-thirds of Manitoba adults (65%) agree that upgrading Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant should be “a very urgent priority.”

The North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest phosphorus polluter among all wastewater treatment facilities in Canada and the single-largest point source of...

Winnipeg’s aging wastewater infrastructure is putting Lake Winnipeg at risk – which means civic leaders have a responsibility to take action.

Excessive amounts of phosphorus flowing into Lake Winnipeg from a variety of sources are causing potentially toxic algae blooms. Undertreated city sewage is one of these sources. Toilet water ultimately becomes lake water – all that stands between the two is our wastewater treatment system.

Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest...

Are you a full-time student looking for a winter co-op placement? We’re hiring for a Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student!

This full-time, term position will support the activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.

Click here for a full job description.

If you’re passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake!

Applicants interested in the Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student position...

Update: Congratulations to the Cycling for Solutions 2018 riders for completing their journey - and a heartfelt thank you to the many supporters who donated to support citizen science! So far, the cyclists have raised over $13,600! If you'd like to add your support, the donation link will remain live until Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

A group of amateur cyclists is once again attempting an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg, Man. to IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Dubbed Cycling for Solutions, the ride began in...

Join us for some cardio and cake in celebration of John Sawchuk’s 70th birthday – and the end of his 777 km triathlon challenge! 

Lake-lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join John on his final run through the Assiniboine Park trails and forest. We have planned 2 km, 5 km and 10 km options which participants can complete at their own pace. John will be heading out around 10:15 a.m. and aims to complete his 10 km session around 11:30 a.m. Upon his return to the finish line, there will be quick closing remarks, photos and, of course, birthday cake! 

Meet us at Picnic Site #21 in...

(l-r): Dan Vandal, MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital; Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation; Al Kristofferson, Managing Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium; Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Terry Duguid, MP for Winnipeg South; Tim Sopuck, CEO of Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation; Elder Mary Maytwayashing; Photo: Marlo Campbell

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation will receive $260,000 in federal funding over four years for the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), a growing network of citizens...

Join us in Grand Marais for our now-annual event featuring lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

  • Learn from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu* about how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water
  • Enter our raffle for the chance to win great prizes
  • Have fun with outdoor games and lake-themed activities for kids
  • Meet LWF members and learn how you can get involved in local solutions
  • Chat with staff and purchase some of our unique fundraising products
  • Enjoy free samples** of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up by the great folks from Lanky’s Restaurant

New for this...

Join us on Friday, July 20 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to purchase some of our unique fundraising products – including our exclusive K.BARTESKI wooden ornaments and beach totes, our lake-themed pint glasses, and more!

While you’re there, chat with LWF staff to learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved. Hope to see you on July 20st!

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