Our Response to the Lake Health Accord, Steward Alliance Announcement
The Manitoba government’s announcement to form a Lake Friendly Accord and Stewards Alliance represents an important first step toward a more effective approach to save Lake Winnipeg. Restoring the health of our lake will require hard work. This new council will enable all stakeholders to work together more effectively.
We at LWF are pleased the announcement supports several points we’ve been pushing for in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan. Provincial investment in improved waste-water treatment for urban and rural Manitoba along with nutrient source monitoring is especially valuable, as this will lead to decreased phosphorus loading in Lake Winnipeg.
The alliance is a key entry point to engaging Manitobans. We’re thrilled to share our extensive scientific expertise and strong grassroots connections. We’ll continue to build stronger relationships with lake stakeholders, and we’re eager to see concrete action taken that will lead to a positive, measurable change for the health of Lake Winnipeg.
As summer arrives and as the Lake Friendly Accord and Stewards Alliance implements its initiatives, we hope all Manitobans will visit Lake Winnipeg and understand how serene and precious the lake is. Lake Winnipeg is the heart of Manitoba. It’s part of our identity. By working together, Manitobans can take the lake’s health into their own hands.
To learn more about Lake Winnipeg, check out the rest of our website. We’re committed to restoring the health of Manitoba’s beautiful natural attraction. After reading through our site, we hope you will be too.
Link to the Manitoba government’s press release:http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?archive=2013-06-01&item=17591
Keeping Water on the Land
The 2011 flood debilitated Manitobans, leaving thousands displaced from their homes and farmers’ lands in ruin. Financially, the province is struggling to cover the $1 billion cost from the damage, with all Manitoba taxpayers expected to repay the bill. Environmentally, flooding funnels soil nutrients from farmland directly into our rivers and lakes,
causing toxic blue-green algae to form in Lake Winnipeg.
We need a solution.
Join us for our Keeping Water on the Land workshop on Thursday, June 20 from 10am – 3pm at the Greenwood Inn, located at 1715 Wellington Ave. for a dynamic discussion regarding solutions Manitobans can adopt to solve the province’s water issues as well as making smart use of our tax dollars.
Both rural and urban citizens play an important role in preserving the health of our waters, so we hope you’ll join us on June 20. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
To register, please visit www.mbwatercaucus.org. Registration is $20 and includes lunch.
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> Keeping Water on the Land
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