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Many people have devoted much of their personal and professional lives to improving the health of Lake Winnipeg. Since 2008, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been celebrating these passionate individuals with our Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in honour of the pioneering researcher (his last name is pronounced “bye-cough” and you can read his bio here), this annual award is presented to a person who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the lake and its watershed.

Past recipients have included...

We very much appreciate everyone who has liked and followed our Facebook page over the years. By doing so, you’ve given us the opportunity to share important information about freshwater stewardship, and update you on the various ways we are advocating for change and co-ordinating action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.
As you may be aware, Facebook has just rolled out major changes to its newsfeed. Posts from friends and family will be prioritized in your feed; posts from brands – including organizations such as LWF – will largely be removed.
The good news: if you would still like to...

LWF Communications Director Marlo in the recpetion area of our new office!

We've got exciting news: LWF has moved!

Our new, larger space is the perfect fit for our growing team. We are now located at 62 Hargrave St, just south of Broadway. Our office telephone number and all email addresses remain the same.

We are settling in quickly and eager to get back to the work of freshwater protection. If you're in the area, drop by to say hello!

The Manitoba government recently released its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, a proposed framework to support environmental protection, natural resource management and sustainable development.

The plan’s actions are organized within four key pillars: climate, jobs, water and nature.

The Water Pillar of the government’s proposed framework provides a necessary starting point to improve water management for the benefit of all Manitobans. However, the plan does not yet go far enough. The pledges put forward by Manitoba Sustainable Development in this consultation framework must now guide...

Update: Thank you to everyone who gave the gift of donation this season. This campaign is now closed.

This holiday season, honour the lake-lovers in your life with the gift of healthy water.

Make a donation of $20 or more and receive a beautiful card featuring K.BARTESKI script art created exclusively for LWF - perfect for hiding in the tree, popping in a stocking or bringing along to your next get-together. Have out-of-towners on your list? We can also mail* cards on your behalf!

Each 4” x 9” card is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and comes with a brown kraft paper envelope. LWF...

Update: Our temporary situation has ended and LWF has now moved into a new office space.

At the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, we understand the importance of water. Last week, we were reminded of its power.

On Thursday morning, we learned that a pipe in the basement ceiling of the building in which LWF's office space is located had burst during the night. The result was a serious flood – and serious damage to various mechanical systems.

The entire building is now shut down, and we have been told it will take up to eight weeks to complete all necessary repairs.

LWF staff are in the process of...

LWF’s education program assists teachers to engage students on water stewardship issues and inspire youth action. We offer in-class presentations and funding for water-related learning, plus opportunities to collaborate with individual educators and/or schools on more customized partnerships and initiatives.

We are excited to launch a new resource for music educators, in recognition that water can be explored beyond the science curriculum.

Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg, is an original song co-written by Rod Palson and Lorne Martin, residents of Riverton and Husavik, Manitoba, respectively...

As the 2017 open-water season draws to a close, participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met in Winnipeg to discuss progress, share lessons learned and plan next steps.

Co-ordinated by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and supported by LWF’s Science Advisory Council, the LWCBMN is engaging citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Citizen-generated data can be used to pinpoint...

Update 2: Presentations on Bill 24 have been rescheduled; the committee will now meet on Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Update: The Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development is set to meet on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26 to hear public presentations on Bill 24. LWF has registered to present. We urge all our supporters to contact their MLAs in advance of these meetings.

In March 2017, the provincial government announced plans to lift restrictions preventing the expansion of Manitoba’s hog industry, a move that would enable new and expanded barns to be built...

It’s not every day you get to visit one of Canada’s primary sources of lake science. And it’s certainly not every day you get to stand on the shores of a humble little lake known simply as Lake 227 that has informed scientists’ understanding of eutrophication for almost half a century.

Located in northwest Ontario about an hour and a half east of Kenora, the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is a natural laboratory comprised of 58 small lakes and their watersheds. The area was set aside for scientific research in 1968 and it’s an ideal setting in which to conduct whole-ecosystem science...

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