LWF is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) advocating for change and co-ordinating action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg. We recognize collaboration is necessary to realize our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed, now and for future generations.
The following list includes some of the projects supported by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.
Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District
The residents at Kerr Lake (located south of Riding Mountain National Park between the Rural Municipalities of Rosedale and Clanwilliam-Erickson) have proactively...
LWF has awarded a total of $16,750 to five Manitoba-based projects dedicated to improving local water quality. Projects include two water-monitoring programs, educational signage for an innovative wetland project, consultations with local producers on water-storage initiatives and a new resource for wastewater treatment facility operators.
“Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, our grants program is investing in real-world solutions for Manitoba’s lakes and rivers,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “It’s our privilege to be able to channel the passion and concern...
Our grants program invests in solutions by supporting projects dedicated to improving local water quality: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.
This video celebrates just some of the passionate water champions who are working on solutions for our shared waters. (Click here to learn more about the four grant recipients selected through our most recent submission process.)
LWF’s grants program is funded by the generosity of our supporters who share our vision of a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and watershed...
Left to right: Claire Herbert from the University of Manitoba; Katrina Froese, education coordinator at FortWhyte Alive; Alexis Kanu, LWF executive director; Ron Thiessen, executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Manitoba Chapter
On March 22 - World Water Day - LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects.
LWF’s grants program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Priority is given to those that address one...
March 20 to 27 is Canada Water Week, a celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.
This year, we invite you to join us at FortWhyte Alive for a special event at which we will be announcing the 2016 recipients of our grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.
Our grants program funds projects that improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of LWF supporters over the years, we have been able to award more than $230,000 in financial assistance to a diverse range of vital initiatives: from cutting-edge research on the lake to accessible water education in schools to practical stewardship projects on the land.
Now, we need your help to make this program bigger and better in 2017.
Geography, according to American professor Dr. Charles Gritzner, can be defined by three simple questions: “What is where?”, “Why there?” and “Why care?”
Gritzner’s definition – which speaks to location, ecological features and socio-cultural contexts – underlies OPEN Water, a collaborative initiative led by Canadian Geographic Education, a program of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
The multi-year, multi-aspect project’s title is an acronym that stands for Observe, Participate, Experience and Network. Last year, organizers brought together...
LWF has awarded a total of $39,000 to seven projects as part of its ongoing Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program.
Projects supported by LWF’s spring 2015 grants include:
Brokenhead Wetland Monitoring and Restoration Planning: a project facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) that will enhance and restore the Brokenhead Wetland in Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg, and build the capacity of the local community to conduct wetland monitoring.
OPEN Water: an educational initiative of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society that will see an innovative Lake...
Have a great idea for a project that can help save our lake? We can help make it happen!
LWF’s Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed – particularly those which address one or more of the eight key actions to reduce nutrient loading identified in our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.
Past projects have included educational resources, water-quality sampling and monitoring programs, video projects and various research projects.
The deadline for Spring 2015 grant applications is March 1, 2015. More...
The Pelly’s Lake Watershed Management Project is located just east of Holland, Man. A Spring 2013 grant from LWF went towards this project’s water-quality monitoring program. (Photo: Marlo Campbell)
LWF has awarded a total of $21,500 to three projects as part of our Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program. Fall 2014 grants will support:
Caring for our Watersheds: a contest run by Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre in which high-school students will submit proposals on how they can help their watershed, with a goal of implementing as many projects as possible.