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Netley-Libau Marsh restoration project

Netley-Libau Marsh

Netley-Libau Marsh is one of the largest coastal wetlands in Canada. In a healthy state, this marsh could help control algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg by filtering out phosphorus and other nutrients and contaminants from the water that flows in and out of it.

However, Netley-Libau Marsh is no longer functioning as a healthy wetland; open water has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, resulting in a corresponding loss of nutrient-filtering vegetation.

On September 29 and 30, 2014, LWF's Science Advisory Council held a workshop at the University of Winnipeg. This event brought together local, national and international specialists to exchange information and ideas to guide the potential rehabilitation and restoration of parts of this ecologically valuable area.

Proceedings of the Netley-Libau Marsh restoration workshop were recorded in a report, released in January, 2015. Read the report here.

LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes an update on our community-based monitoring efforts, a profile on LWF member and volunteer extraordinaire Paul Trevenen, plus information about proposed changes to provincial legislation that could affect Manitoba water quality and how you can get involved.