Today, the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) Project Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from both the city and the province tasked with implementing an interim phosphorus reduction plan to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg, released an updated plan.
LWF, along with our partners at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), released a joint statement in response.
In 2019, both governments committed to accelerate phosphorus reduction at the NEWPCC. We’re concerned that the...
Recommended targets for the Red River at the boundary between the two countries include concentration objectives for phosphorus and nitrogen (0.15 and 1.15 milligrams per litre, respectively), as well as recommended annual loads for both nutrients: 1,400 tons for phosphorus and 9,525 tons for nitrogen.
The IJC’s decision to recommend nitrogen reduction as a strategy to reduce the frequency and severity of...
With classes now underway across Manitoba, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted new protocols and routines designed to keep students and staff safe. LWF has adapted our activities, too. We have suspended in-person presentations until further notice. Instead, we are now offering online presentations!
Our presentations can be tailored to different age groups and contain subject matter which is relevant to...
In 2018, the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Act established an Expert Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Conservation and Climate. In August, this council solicited stakeholder input on a provincial water management strategy for Manitoba.
Our submission advocates for a science-based, outcome-focused strategy to effectively translate policy into meaningful practice to safeguard our shared waters. Such a strategy must be supported by robust evidence, include measurable targets and defined timelines for action, and strengthen monitoring and reporting...
Perfect weather conditions, the camaraderie of fellow cyclists and a record-breaking amount of money raised in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg: in all aspects, the inaugural Bike to the Beach ride was a huge success.
Forty-three cyclists took part in the 2020 “founders’ ride,” a 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach on Aug. 7. Looking sharp in matching jerseys and helped along by the energy of their fellow riders (and a much-welcomed south wind!), the group rose to the challenge – and had a lot of fun, too.
In addition to the passion and determination of the cyclists involved, Bike...
Summer looks a little different for everyone this year. To keep each other safe, our annual Walk for Water events won’t be happening. We’re going to miss seeing everyone, but we’ve got some exciting new initiatives taking place!
Here’s a look at what’s happening – and how you can get involved from the comfort of your own home:
Support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity! Love to bake? Passionate about running? Keen to clean up your community? All this and more can be turned into a fundraiser …for Lake Winnipeg!
Attention: The auction is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Decorate your home, office or cottage with a piece of Lake Winnipeg! Part of our summer 2020 fundraising campaign, our online art auction is your chance to bid on a variety of works made by local artists inspired by our great lake and its natural surroundings.
Featuring a mix of mediums and styles and a range of market values, our online art auction truly has something for everyone. A big thank you to all the talented artists and makers who donated pieces – we're thrilled to be able to offer such wonderful artwork...
Update: Congratulations to Bike to the Beach riders for crushing the 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated in support of their efforts. This new event raised over $57,000 – making it the most-successful fundraiser in LWF’s 15-year history! Read more about the event.
A new fundraiser hits the road on Aug. 7!
Bike to the Beach is a group ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF. This year’s “founders ride” is the first in what will hopefully become an annual summer tradition.
Clean plastic beverage containers, cereal boxes and tin cans are eligible for curbside pickup, but what can you do with batteries, plastic storage bins or even appliances? Winnipeg has three locations where you can drop off end-of-life materials for free!
The 4R Winnipeg Depots offer a place for residents to take materials that can be composted, recycled, reused or resold. They are different from the community recycling depots as they will take a wide range of materials. It's free of charge to bring any of the accepted materials including the following: