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Participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met at the University of Manitoba in February to learn more about recent LWCBMN activities, how water-quality data are being used and other CBM initiatives.

Coordinated by LWF, LWCBMN mobilizes citizens to collect water samples across Manitoba. With the help of conservation partners and the guidance of LWF science advisors, the network is identifying phosphorus hotspots – localized areas that contribute higher amounts of algae-causing phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.

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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...

Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada and Chelsea Lobson, winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire (Photo: David Moder)

LWF’s Community-Based Monitoring Coordinator Chelsea Lobson has received a national honour!

On May 3, BioTalent Canada announced Chelsea as the winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire!

BioTalent Canada is a national not-for profit industry association which acts as the HR partner of the Canadian biotechnology industry, working to ensure that the bio-economy has access to the talent it needs. Its many wage subsidy programs to...

March 22 is World Water Day and we're celebrating with the release of new water-quality data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN).

LWCBMN is a growing network of citizens, scientists and conservation professionals. Since 2016, LWCBM volunteers and staff have been collecting water samples across southern Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and determine the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Excess phosphorus is the primary cause of potentially harmful...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!

  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Community-Based Monitoring Assistant: This person will support the field activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, enabling the collection of robust and credible citizen-generated water data.

Full job descriptions are below:

PDF iconDownload LWF Summer Outreach Co-ordinator 2018 job description.pdf (545.26 KB...

As the 2017 open-water season draws to a close, participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met in Winnipeg to discuss progress, share lessons learned and plan next steps.

Co-ordinated by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and supported by LWF’s Science Advisory Council, the LWCBMN is engaging citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off our landscapes.

Citizen-generated data can be used to pinpoint...

With support from our science advisors, LWF is co-ordinating the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), which engages citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples. These samples are then analyzed for phosphorus – the key nutrient causing potentially harmful algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg. This work falls under Action 4 of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, LWF’s flagship initiative to reduce phosphorus loading. 

Following a successful 2016 pilot season, the scope of this network has been increased to include an education program.

Participation in this program is ideal...

Cycling for Solutions Lake Winnipeg CBM

For the third year in a row, a group of amateur cyclists are challenging themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) to support the expansion of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

CBM engages citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples which are then analyzed...

Pickerel in the Park 2017

Join us in Grand Marais for an afternoon of lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

Back by popular demand, this free event has something for everyone:

  • Special guests Jodi Goerzen, Manager of the Seine-Rat River Conservation District and LWF’s CBM Co-ordinator Chelsea Lobson will be sharing details about our community-based monitoring (CBM) network – learn how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water and how you can get involved.
  • The Heal the Lake Kids are back with some lake-themed activities – plus, we’ll have outdoor games and an inflatable bouncer!
  • Chat with LWF staff...

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