The real-life politics of freshwater protection hit the stage this month with the Winnipeg premiere of The Watershed!
Presented by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre at Tom Hendry Warehouse, the latest documentary play from Montreal playwright Annabel Soutar investigates the complexity of freshwater stewardship in Canada through the story of IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) – a research facility located near Kenora, Ont. that’s one of Canada’s primary sources of lake science.
Documentary theatre is a style of theatre that records stories and portrays characters from real life. Soutar...
Update: The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to March 31, 2017.
A new Climate and Green Plan is under development and the government is gathering public input through an online survey on energy, land use and conservation measures. Completing this survey takes just a few minutes and is an easy way to impact policy development for Manitoba’s lakes.
Here at LWF, we have spent the past four years working with the provincial government to improve protection of Manitoba’s threatened wetlands though strong regulation and strict enforcement. Specifically, we have been calling for new...
Our grants program funds projects that improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of LWF supporters over the years, we have been able to award more than $230,000 in financial assistance to a diverse range of vital initiatives: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.
Now, we need your help to make this program bigger and better in 2017.
March 20 to 27 is Canada Water Week, a celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.
This year, we invite you to join us at FortWhyte Alive for a special event at which we will be announcing the 2016 recipients of our grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.
Help us crowdfund for local water projects – and double your impact!
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of LWF supporters over the years, our grants program has provided more than $230,000 in financial assistance to a diverse range of vital initiatives: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land. Now, we need your help to make this program bigger and better in 2017!
We’re partnering with Small Change Fund on a new online crowdfunding campaign that gives lake-lovers the opportunity to directly support future freshwater projects. Our goal is to raise at least $3,000 by March 31 for our 2017 grants program – and, thanks to our friends at Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc., your donation to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,500!
World Water Day 2017: Celebrating LWF’s newest grant recipients
Want to see the impact of our grants program first-hand? Join us in Winnipeg at FortWhyte Alive on March 22 (World Water Day 2017) for a special event at which we’ll be announcing the successful recipients of our 2016 granting season. This is your chance to chat with the hardworking people behind these water projects!
The Manitoba government wants to hear from you!
A new Climate and Green Plan is under development and Manitoba’s government is gathering public input through an online survey on energy, land use and conservation measures. Completing this survey takes just a few minutes and is an opportunity for you to speak up for wetland protection and freshwater health.
Here at LWF, we are seeking improved protection of Manitoba’s threatened wetlands though strong regulation and strict enforcement. Join us and speak up for fresh water! Click here for background information, helpful communication tips and a link to our provincial submission on Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan. Or, click here to start the survey now.
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We’ve recently learned that some of our supporters have not been receiving our e-updates due to a technical issue on our end. We are taking steps to resolve this problem and apologize if we haven’t been in touch for a while!
Thank you for your continued interest in the health of our shared waters,
The LWF team
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Left to right: Claire Herbert from the University of Manitoba; Katrina Froese, education coordinator at FortWhyte Alive; Alexis Kanu, LWF executive director; Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Manitoba Chapter
On March 22 - World Water Day - LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects.
LWF’s grants program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Priority is given to those that address one...
On March 22, the government of Canada released its 2017 budget, outlining federal priorities for the coming year. We’ve reviewed the plan to figure out what it means for fresh water and for Lake Winnipeg.
What we know so far:
Investments in freshwater protection generally and Lake Winnipeg specifically are mentioned on P. 125 of Budget 2017, which focused on “addressing the persistent and growing threat of aquatic invasive species and toxic and nuisance algae.”
Proposed funding is being provided to two federal departments:
Up to $70.5 million over five years to Environment and Climate Change...
Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring a Summer Outreach Co-ordinator!
This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of a variety of outreach and fundraising events. If you love working with people, are passionate about the environment and have a talent for communicating science, apply to join our team and help us in our mission to restore and protect the health of our great lake!
You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, taking place on Wednesday April 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg).
This year we’ll be joined by guest speaker Dr. Michael Rennie, Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries at Lakehead University and a researcher at IISD Experimental Lakes Area. He will share the outcomes of his recent research on microplastics pollution in Lake Winnipeg – a groundbreaking study funded in part by LWF’s grants program. We’ll also be sharing more information about our community...