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April 2020

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Dear LWF supporter,

We’ve noticed suspicious activity on one of our social media accounts. The Canadian government website has a list of known COVID-19 scams asking for money or personal information. Unfortunately, fraudsters may also try to solicit donations on behalf of charitable organizations.

We would never solicit any personal financial information or ask for payments directly through social media or email. While we do promote fundraising campaigns through these channels, we will always provide links to secure donation options. If you’d like to support a healthy Lake Winnipeg, the best way to make a secure online donation at this time remains through CanadaHelps or by donating through our website. After a successful donation, you will receive an email confirmation. Depending on which online donation method you choose, your charitable tax receipt will be included within the body of the email or accessible through a link. If you have any questions or need assistance making an online donation, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re happy to help!

This is a time to be diligent and skeptical. Always check the sender’s email address, and never click on links from untrusted or unverified sources. If you have been a victim of fraud, please contact your local police or report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. As an organization guided by science, we are monitoring public health information from credible sources. More information about how we are adapting to changing circumstances can be found on our website.

Thank you and stay safe,

The LWF team

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Waves on Lake Winnipeg under a cloudy sky

We recently noticed suspicious activity on one of our social media accounts. The Canadian government website has a list of known COVID-19 scams asking for money or personal information. Unfortunately, fraudsters may also try to solicit donations on behalf of charitable organizations.

We would never solicit any personal financial information or ask for payments directly through social media or email. While we do promote fundraising campaigns through these channels, we will always provide links to secure donation options. If you’d like to support a healthy Lake Winnipeg, the best way to make a...

Clouds over Lake Winnipeg at Grand Beach

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days. Our Let's Learn series offers family-friendly educational activities and resources to help exercise your brain while keeping the kids entertained. Each post has a different theme related to Lake Winnipeg and offers different types of resources including colouring sheets, activity pages, videos, interactive online activites and experiments. Let's Learn about clouds!

Have you ever looked up at the sky and noticed that sometimes the clouds are big and fluffy and sometimes they're small and wispy? Have you noticed that some clouds are...

A volunteer wearing a safety vest collects a water sample with the test "Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network 2019 Report"

Long-term citizen-led water monitoring data, shared in a new report released today by LWF, is providing valuable information to guide local action to address algae blooms.

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) is a phosphorus-monitoring program coordinated by LWF that mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba.

Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg and other lakes across the province. LWCBMN water samples are collected using scientific protocols, then analyzed by LWF...

A mother and child at Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail with tress towering overhead.

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days. Our Let's Learn series offers family-friendly educational activities and resources to help exercise your brain while keeping the kids entertained. Each post has a different theme related to Lake Winnipeg and offers different types of resources and activities including colouring sheets, activity pages, videos, interactive online activites and experiments. Let's Learn about hiking!

This activity is for nature lovers of all ages. 

This year, Earth Day is April 22. It is a time to speak out and push for change to protect our planet. One...

A photo of a sunset over Chalet Beach

Join us online for our 2020 Annual General Meeting!

In order to comply with public health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting our AGM as a live, virtual event.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom webinar; please register for the LWF AGM in advance.

LWF’s 2019 annual report, which includes audited financial statements, is available for your review.

To renew your LWF membership in advance of the AGM, please visit CanadaHelps to make a secure donation. All donations of $50 or more include a one-year membership and strengthen our collective efforts...

Waves on Lake Winnipeg under a cloudy sky

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unexpected, unprecedented situation. In response, LWF is closely monitoring public health information and adapting our activities as needed. We remain steadfastly committed to our mission to advocate for change and coordinate action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.

We will share regular updates on our website and through social media. Here are some of the steps we are currently taking to protect the health of our staff, our supporters and our community:  

  • Our Winnipeg office is closed until further notice and all staff are now working remotely.
  • Our annual...
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