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2021

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Save the date! Following up on the success of 2020’s founders’ ride, Bike to the Beach is back for another year.

On Friday, Aug. 6, a group of cyclists will once again hit the road from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing ore details about how you can support Bike to the Beach 2021 with a donation or participate as a rider – stay tuned!

You can read more about last year’s event in our online recap.

Date(s): 
August 6, 2021 (All day)

Join the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective for a World Water Day webinar! We’ll be discussing our collaborative position paper, Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg, and how we can meaningfully address Canada’s freshwater challenges. This is an opportunity for lake-lovers to learn more about the practical steps needed to protect our shared waters!

When: Monday, March 22, 2021, 12 pm - 1 pm CDT
Where: Online (Zoom webinar – registration required)
Cost: Free

Click here to register

Date(s): 
March 22, 2021 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Photo of the North End Water Pollution Control Centre sign, with address of 2230 Main Street below

Measurable phosphorus reduction at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant is one step closer to reality – a success made possible by committed citizens speaking up for change. 

On Feb. 9, Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment recommended funding for interim chemical phosphorus removal at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). 

The committee decision comes as a follow-up to an October 2019 Winnipeg City Council motion which directed department staff to test interim phosphorus removal options, report back to the...

A group photo of all the people and children who participated in the Victoria Beach Walk for Water event in 2017, with the children holding a banner that says we love Lake Winnipeg.

As individuals and as a group, citizens have great power to influence change. Decision-makers take note when people speak up for water; individually and collectively, our voices matter. Using our voices is an effective tool to influence policy, encourage action and hold governments accountable.

Now is an important time for freshwater advocacy. LWF has been engaging with all levels of crown government to push for evidence-based solutions to reduce phosphorus loading across the watershed.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to – and how you can help us speak up for Lake Winnipeg.

At the...

A photo collage of students doing water sampling work

LWF is hiring for two co-op student term positions this winter to support the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network!

The CBM Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for supporting volunteers participating in the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network. The CBM Data Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.

Due to COVD-19, these will be remote work placements, with occasional office visits for equipment preparation and some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate...

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