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With just one week until Winnipeg’s election, new polling results show citizens want immediate action taken to improve city sewage treatment.

In a survey conducted by Probe Research*, nearly two-thirds of Manitoba adults (65%) agree that upgrading Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant should be “a very urgent priority.”

The North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest phosphorus polluter among all wastewater treatment facilities in Canada and the single-largest point source of...

Winnipeg’s aging wastewater infrastructure is putting Lake Winnipeg at risk – which means civic leaders have a responsibility to take action.

Excessive amounts of phosphorus flowing into Lake Winnipeg from a variety of sources are causing potentially toxic algae blooms. Undertreated city sewage is one of these sources. Toilet water ultimately becomes lake water – all that stands between the two is our wastewater treatment system.

Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) treats approximately 70 per cent of the city’s wastewater. The NEWPCC is currently the fourth largest...

Are you a full-time student looking for a winter co-op placement? We’re hiring for a Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student!

This full-time, term position will support the activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.

Click here for a full job description.

If you’re passionate about the environment and love working with people, apply to join our team and help us restore and protect the health of our great lake!

Applicants interested in the Community-Based Monitoring Co-op Student position...

Update: Congratulations to the Cycling for Solutions 2018 riders for completing their journey - and a heartfelt thank you to the many supporters who donated to support citizen science! So far, the cyclists have raised over $13,600! If you'd like to add your support, the donation link will remain live until Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

A group of amateur cyclists is once again attempting an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg, Man. to IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Dubbed Cycling for Solutions, the ride began in...

(l-r): Dan Vandal, MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital; Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation; Al Kristofferson, Managing Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium; Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Terry Duguid, MP for Winnipeg South; Tim Sopuck, CEO of Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation; Elder Mary Maytwayashing; Photo: Marlo Campbell

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation will receive $260,000 in federal funding over four years for the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), a growing network of citizens...

Join us in Grand Marais for our now-annual event featuring lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

  • Learn from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu* about how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water
  • Enter our raffle for the chance to win great prizes
  • Have fun with outdoor games and lake-themed activities for kids
  • Meet LWF members and learn how you can get involved in local solutions
  • Chat with staff and purchase some of our unique fundraising products
  • Enjoy free samples** of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up by the great folks from Lanky’s Restaurant

New for this...

Join us at the Gimli Yacht Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 for the very first Save the Lake Fundraiser in support of LWF!

The Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District and the Gimli Yacht Club have put together a family-friendly event with something for everyone, including:

  • Educational presentations: Starting at 11 a.m., listen to Dr. Alexis Kanu, LWF Executive Director, speak on “Citizen Science, Citizen Advocacy and Citizen Action” and Dr. Al Kristofferson, Managing Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium speak on “The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium’s role in...

“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” – Anonymous

Winnipeg endurance athlete John Sawchuk is swimming, cycling and running his way to his 70th birthday – all while raising funds for LWF!

John’s goal is to complete 777 kilometres of swimming, biking and running in 28 days, beginning on July 26 and ending on August 21, his birthday.

He’s also using this challenge to support LWF and hopes to raise $7,777 in donations.

“In tackling my endurance challenge, I hope that others reflect on their own health and fitness and what can be done to maintain and improve it...

Update: Alex successfully launched from Grand Beach on June 27 and is map tracking his progress. See where he is by clicking here.

Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is about to embark on an epic summer adventure.

Alex will be attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.


Alex Martin (photo: Garrett Fache)

Alex is an experienced wilderness paddler who has travelled internationally to kayak. Alex has...

The RM of Victoria Beach was one of eight included in a 2017 study of south basin real estate. Photo: Paul Mutch

A 2017 study commissioned by LWF confirms that Lake Winnipeg property values make significant contributions to Manitoba’s economy.

Conducted by Scatliff + Miller + Murray and BW Ferguson & Associates, the analysis considered residential and cottage properties around the lake’s south basin, extending south from Riverton on the west side and south from Victoria Beach on the east side. Roughly bounded by Highways 8 and 59, the study area encompassed portions of eight rural...

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