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The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), coordinated by LWF, mobilizes citizen volunteers and conservation professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba in order to measure phosphorus concentration. Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies.

This growing, long-term monitoring program has been actively sampling since 2016. A new report highlights insights gained by analyzing citizen-generated phosphorus data from the 2017 and 2018 field seasons. Among them:

  • Phosphorus hotspots exist and water...
Save the Lake Fish Fry text with picture of Gimli Harbour

Join us in Gimli on Sunday, June 30, for the Save the Lake Fish Fry!

Organized by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District, this family-friendly fundraising event features education, fun and food – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

When: June 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Outside* the Gimli Yacht Club (Gimli Harbour; 95 1st Ave)

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC).

Activities include:

Date(s): 
June 30, 2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The May long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of cottage season in Manitoba. As lake-lovers prepare to head out to the lake, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF), The Gordon Foundation and RBC Foundation are embarking on a new partnership to drive evidence-based water stewardship across the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

This collaborative, three-year project has been made possible with a $600,000 gift from RBC Foundation.

Leveraging LWF’s localized knowledge and community connections, and The Gordon Foundation’s technical expertise and innovation, the project aims to generate credible water...

We’re looking for a passionate individual to join our team – and so are our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective!

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is accepting candidates for a Program Manager, as part of our Agricultural Water Stewardship program. This person will be responsible for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of a water-quality monitoring program for agricultural beneficial management practices (BMPs), in collaboration with landowners, conservation partners and LWF science advisors
  • Effectively managing program resources in response to existing and emerging...

LWF’s 2018 annual report and audited financial statements are now online for your review. Click here to read the report.

FYI, past years’ annual reports can be found here.

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting is taking place on Tuesday, April 30, at FortWhyte Alive. Members in good standing will elect LWF’s 2019/20 board of directors. Plus, you’ll get an update on our activities – and impact – over the past year, and have the chance to learn from guest presenter Dr. Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice and Researcher with the Great Lakes Water Authority, who will be speaking on...

Poster for May 9 Science First event

Join us on May 9 to explore the science and politics surrounding Winnipeg’s wastewater infrastructure issues!

Hosted by Science First, a non-profit organization promoting science and evidence-based policy, this evening event will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu and University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering Professor Nazim Cicek, followed by an audience Q & A.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our recommendation for an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant to help protect Lake Winnipeg – and pick up a copy of our...

Bird tracks in the sand

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!

When: Tuesday April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice and Researcher with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Dr. Daigger will be speaking on phosphorus removal technologies and potential applications for Winnipeg’s wastewater treatment system.

This presentation is a very timely one, as recent reports from Winnipeg’s city council indicate that action to reduce phosphorus loading from the north end...

On World Water Day, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are releasing a report recommending an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant. This retrofit could be implemented quickly and at low cost to significantly reduce the facility’s phosphorus contribution to Lake Winnipeg.

Research at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area shows that phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for potentially toxic algae blooms in freshwater lakes. Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) is currently the single...

Participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met at the University of Manitoba in February to learn more about recent LWCBMN activities, how water-quality data are being used and other CBM initiatives.

Coordinated by LWF, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across Manitoba. With the help of conservation partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, the network is identifying phosphorus hotspots – localized areas that contribute higher amounts of algae-causing phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.

Highlights from the...

Four LWF staffers at a Gimli event

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!

  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events in Winnipeg and various lakeside communities.
  • Hydrology Assistant: this person will collect, manage and analyze hydrology data from sites across southern Manitoba to support the activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network

Full job descriptions are below:

Summer Outreach Co-ordinator 

Hydrology Assistant

If...

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