This week, news broke that the province is planning to take action to try and stop zebra mussels from establishing themselves in Lake Winnipeg. (As we reported in our most recent LWF newsletter, zebra mussels were discovered in October in several harbours.)
We’re pleased that the province of Manitoba understands the serious ecological and economic threats posed by a potential zebra mussel infestation in Lake Winnipeg and is acting accordingly.
A limited window of time exists in which to try to control or eliminate existing populations of this invasive species. Attempting to eradicate zebra...
LWF’s 2014 members annual meeting took place at the Manitoba Museum on May 7.
Members were introduced to LWF’s 2014/15 board of directors and got updated on the foundation’s activities and achievements over the past year from executive director Alexis Kanu. Dr. Lyle Lockhart was honoured with LWF’s 2013 Alexander Bajkov Award – accepted in his absence on his behalf by founding LWF member and 2011 Bajkov Award-winner Rick Gamble. You can read more about Dr. Lockhart here. Congratulations, too, to our two lucky door-prize winners!
After the formal program, those in attendance enjoyed...
Dunnottar Mayor Rick Gamble (left) and Manitoba Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship Gord Macintosh (right) reach out to shake hands as Canada Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq looks on.Today saw an encouraging step forward in the mission to save Lake Winnipeg.
Three levels of government become the first signatories to the Lake Friendly Accord, a made-in-Manitoba agreement that promotes taking action to reduce the amount of harmful algae-causing nutrients such as phosphorous from entering into the waterways that flow into our lake and protect water quality.
Nestled in the rolling hills about four km east of Holland, Man., is the site for Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project.
“Not every project comes with a view like this,” said Justin Reid, Manager of the La Salle Redboine Conservation District (LSRBCD), at the site of the soon-to-be-built interpretive park.
The park overlooks 630 acres (about half the size of Assiniboine Park) of hay and pasture land that will be covered in water next spring. Pelly’s Lake will be approximately two metres deep in the middle and just over one meter deep around the marshy edges.