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2018

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...

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...

Join us for some cardio and cake in celebration of John Sawchuk’s 70th birthday – and the end of his 777 km triathlon challenge! 

Lake-lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join John on his final run through the Assiniboine Park trails and forest. We have planned 2 km, 5 km and 10 km options which participants can complete at their own pace. John will be heading out around 10:15 a.m. and aims to complete his 10 km session around 11:30 a.m. Upon his return to the finish line, there will be quick closing remarks, photos and, of course, birthday cake! 

Meet us at Picnic Site #21 in...

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 on Friday, July 20 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to purchase some of our unique fundraising products – including our exclusive K.BARTESKI wooden ornaments and beach totes, our lake-themed pint glasses, and more!

While you’re there, chat with LWF staff to learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved. Hope to see you on July 20st!

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family friendly day...

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family friendly day...

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family-friendly day...

Photo: A young lake-lover interacts with our watershed model at the 2017 Family Fun Day

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We’ll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 1, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event will feature races for all ages, prizes, a BBQ as well as Canada Day cupcakes!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

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