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A close-up photograph of cattails in Netley-Libau Marsh

Did you know wetlands remove nutrients from runoff and help protect downstream waterways?

Since 1997, Feb. 2 has been observed as World Wetlands Day. Throughout the world, people are encouraged to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands and take action in their own communities to protect these special areas.

Take part in the conversation on social media with #WorldWetlandsDay

A lake shoreline and the words Coalition to Save Lake Winnipeg

Join the Coalition to Save Lake Winnipeg (CSLW) to learn more about the challenges Lake Winnipeg is facing – and what you can do to help!

CSLW is a collaboration of communities, individual citizens, cottage associations, representatives from rural municipalities and other stakeholders in the south basin of Lake Winnipeg. This afternoon information session will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director, Alexis Kanu, as well as representatives from the Lake Winnipeg Project, Ducks Unlimited Canada and the provincial government’s program concerned with zebra mussels. Presentations will...

Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21. Together with our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective, we are reminding federal leaders that restoring and protecting the health of Lake Winnipeg will require us all to work together.

We’ve outlined three freshwater commitments for Canada’s next government – you can learn more here.

Graphic stating Lake Winnipeg must be on the provincial election agenda

Manitobans head to the polls on Sept. 10 – and we are encouraging lake-lovers to speak up for the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Contact your provincial candidates and ask them what they will do to protect Lake Winnipeg. Learn more here.

Let's ensure Lake Winnipeg is on the agenda!

Cycling for Solutions V promotional image

Cycling for Solutions returns for its fifth year in support of citizen science!

On Aug. 30, a group of amateur cyclists will once again embark on an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg, Man. to IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) - a world-class freshwater research facility in northwestern Ontario. Continuing what has become an annual tradition, riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to LWF to support the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

Since the...

Windsurfers on Lake Winnipeg

This family-friendly event for all skill levels features races in stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kiteboarding (or a combination!), followed by a barbeque. Entrance fee is $20 per athlete with all proceeds donated to LWF.

Taking place at the Victoria Beach Yacht Club, registration starts at 10 a.m., with races starting at noon. More details can be found on the Victoria Beach Waterman Challenge’s Facebook page.

Organized by a group of lake-lovers in Matlock, all proceeds raised from this community sale will be donated to LWF. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Corner of Community Rd and Dalton Ave, across from the tennis courts and Julia’s Restaurant. (If you can't make it to the Dunnottar Walk for Water the following day, sale organizers will also be taking donations!)

Hosted by Sun Country Arts and Crafts Inc. this Aug. 10 show showcases the work of local artisans and crafters, and will incorporate fundraising for LWF. Head indoors at the Victoria Beach Community Centre from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the chance to purchase unique made-in-Manitoba products including pottery, jewelry, wood-working, fabric art, knitting, handmade soaps, gourmet foods and more. 

Lake photo with kayak

We’re excited to be taking part in a not-to-be-missed event!

Alex Martin is a 19-year-old kayaker, local to Victoria Beach. Last summer, Alex paddled solo around the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg to raise awareness for water stewardship.

Presented by the Victoria Beach Walk for Water Committee, this evening event is your opportunity to hear from Alex about his adventure, enjoy his photo presentation captured from the remote coastlines of Lake Winnipeg, and learn how this experience has shaped his view of this important lake.

When: Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)


Lake Winnipeg eastern shoreline

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at this event! We've since been asked to share the advocacy letter templates we had brought with us. Here is the example of a letter you can send to your MLA or to a candidate running in the upcoming provincial election. Here is the example of a letter you can send to your Winnipeg city councillor. Remember: keep it short, personalize your message and ask for a response.

Join us in Grand Marais on July 6 to learn more about the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg and the boreal forest that surrounds it – and what we can do as individuals and...


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