A plan outlining next steps for both interim phosphorus reduction and full upgrades at Winnipeg’s North End sewage treatment plant was released today.
The plan was developed by a project steering committee for the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC), which includes representatives from both the city and the province.
The NEWPCC is the largest of Winnipeg’s three wastewater treatment facilities and the single largest point source of phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg. Excess amounts of phosphorus in freshwater ecosystems drive the growth of potentially toxic algae. Currently, the NEWPCC...
Update: We reached out via email to Canada’s four main federal parties, asking them if they agree to these three commitments. (Note, we did not share the additional context provided here but we did share the links.)
The Conservative Party of Canada did not send us a response.
We’re looking for a passionate individual to join our team – and so are our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective!
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is accepting candidates for a Program Manager, as part of our Agricultural Water Stewardship program. This person will be responsible for:
Leading the development and implementation of a water-quality monitoring program for agricultural beneficial management practices (BMPs), in collaboration with landowners, conservation partners and LWF science advisors
Effectively managing program resources in response to existing and emerging...
In honour of Earth Day 2017, we’ll be joining the International Institute of Sustainable Development at Barn Hammer Brewing Company on April 25, to share why fresh water matters to Manitobans.
LWF’s Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Co-ordinator, Johanna, will be one of several presenters who will be explaining why water is so vital for what they do. In lively three-minute presentations, they will explore why water matters to the art scene, local business, our agricultural sector and our history, as well as what traditional knowledge reveals about our relationship to water.
(l - r) Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, and LWF Programs Director Kirsten in Mexico; Photo: Commission for Environmental Cooperation
In 2014 LWF embarked on a new initiative that sought to add a crucial but marginalized voice to the Lake Winnipeg conversation. Through generous funding from the North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), a grant program of the Commission for...
Apply to become the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator!
In partnership with the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), the Lake Winnipeg Foundation is seeking a relationship-driven project manager to support the dynamic growth of a First Nations collective dedicated to protecting the health of our sacred waters and restoring traditional livelihoods. Based out of Winnipeg, this position includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg Indigenous communities.
The function of this position is to:
Provide administrative and facilitative support to advance the development of the Lake...