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About Us


LWF is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) advocating for change and co-ordinating action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.


A clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed, now and for future generations.


To advocate for change and coordinate action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.


  • Evidence-based
  • Collaborative
  • Diplomatic
  • Action-oriented
  • Committed to sharing data and accessible information

Brief History

Founded in 2005 as a volunteer coalition of concerned lake-lovers, LWF today is emerging as a leading organization working collaboratively with non-profit, academic, industry and government sectors and the public to restore and protect our great lake.

In 2012, LWF established our Science Advisory Council (SAC), a group of leading freshwater experts whose research guides our organization's work.

Today and tomorrow

LWF's efforts are focused on research, public education, stewardship and collaboration.

For example:

  • LWF leads the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, which identifies eight key actions to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms.
  • LWF partners with other organizations and groups to educate citizens, push for science-based policy, and encourage innovation and excellence in water stewardship.
  • LWF provides subsidies for school field trips.
  • LWF offers presentations to schools and community groups.
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