At LWF, we love Lake Winnipeg – and we also love the boreal forest. (Did you know that approximately two-thirds of the water that ends up in Lake Winnipeg filters through the boreal forest? That’s just one of the reasons why Conserving the Boreal Forest is Action 2 of our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.)
If you love Manitoba’s boreal forest, too, we’ve got some exciting news for you: LWF has partnered with six other organizations to bring you a fun photo contest with some amazing prizes!
The #lovetheboreal photo contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. There are four categories...
This summer's first Walk for Water was held in Matlock on July 27. Together, we raised over $8,000 for LWF! These funds will help us continue our work to restore and protect our great lake. Thanks again to everyone who showed their lake love at Walk for Water 2014 Matlock. See you next year!
June 24, 2014 – This summer, Anishinabe woman Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair – accompanied by family, friends, and community members – is taking steps to heal Lake Winnipeg. Footsteps, water ceremonies, prayer, and song will accompany women and men on the three-week walk. Starting July 12, they will walk 1,032 km around the perimeter of the lake to raise awareness about its declining health and offer hope for its revival. The traditional water walk starts in Norway House and ends in Manigotogan.
“Katherine’s walk is bringing an important perspective to the protection of water,” says Marlo...
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is excited to announce our sponsorship of the award-winning documentary film Watermark at this summer’s Gimli Film Festival.
The film is a diverse collection of images and stories from around the world that examine the deep relationships that humans have with water. The stories span from floating farms off China’s Fujian coast to the Colorado River’s desert delta to the Stikine River watershed in northern British Columbia.
“We hope Watermark will inspire people to think about their relationship to the water they interact with – especially Lake Winnipeg,” says Marlo...
Government, industry and ENGOs come to the table to save Lake Winnipeg: (l to r) Gord Macintosh, Manitoba's minister of conservation and water stewardship, Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, and Alexis Kanu, executive director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation
June 11, 2014 – The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is encouraged by today’s provincial announcement of a new surface water management strategy for Manitoba and proposed changes to drainage regulations to protect threatened seasonal wetlands.
In particular, LWF is pleased by the government’s commitment to the principle of...
Nestled in the rolling hills about four km east of Holland, Man., is the site for Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project.
“Not every project comes with a view like this,” said Justin Reid, Manager of the La Salle Redboine Conservation District (LSRBCD), at the site of the soon-to-be-built interpretive park.
The park overlooks 630 acres (about half the size of Assiniboine Park) of hay and pasture land that will be covered in water next spring. Pelly’s Lake will be approximately two metres deep in the middle and just over one meter deep around the marshy edges.
A group of very talented students from St. John's-Ravenscourt School wrote and recorded a song, and created their own music video — all to raise funds for LWF! It's so encouraging to see young people working to save our lake. Check out the video here!