our mission

LWF is a membership-based environmental charity that advocates for change and coordinates action to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg.

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Phosphorus data for freshwater solutions

Data generated by the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network are identifying phosphorus hotspots and supporting evidence-based decision-making.

2023 annual report

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Join us on May 15 for our Annual General Meeting

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LWF's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan

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the watershed observer

Our latest newsletter explains how satellite imaging technology is monitoring algal blooms, outlines next steps for Manitoba’s government to address phosphorus pollution from Winnipeg sewage, and shares information on the call for a federal strategy on environmental racism – plus more!

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programs and initiatives

lake winnipeg community-based monitoring network

Coordinated by LWF, this long-term phosphorus monitoring program mobilizes citizen volunteers and watershed partners to collect water samples across Manitoba. Together, we are generating critical data to identify localized phosphorus hotspots where action is required to improve Lake Winnipeg water quality.

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decolonizing reading club

Our reading club was collaboratively created by LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective to grow our teams’ understanding of Indigenous perspectives and experiences, truth and reconciliation, treaty obligations, and the history and legacy of colonization. We invite you to join us on this learning journey. 

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latest news and updates

AGM 2024

Join us on May 15, 2024, for our Annual General Meeting!

Newly released phosphorus data a critical part of freshwater solutions

Phosphorus data shared in series of reports released today are providing valuable information to protect Lake Winnipeg by identifying hotspots where research, resources and action must be focused.

Massive sewage leak reinforces critical need for wastewater infrastructure upgrades

Massive sewage leak reinforces critical need for wastewater infrastructure upgrades
"Lake Winnipeg is a huge lake, its watershed is massive, and the phosphorus comes from a multitude of sources. One person cannot solve this alone. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the problem, I am contributing to a solution. "
~ Carla Keast, LWCBMN citizen scientist
"Lake Winnipeg is a very special place for us and for many other families. We’re concerned by the changes over the years that jeopardize the health of the lake. We are LWF supporters because we have faith in the future and we want to be part of the solution. "
~ Janet Sampson, LWF member
"We all share a deep love for Lake Winnipeg, and together, we’re turning that love into a commitment to action. "
~ Dr. Alexis Kanu, LWF Executive Director
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Your gift supports ongoing advocacy and action. Together, we are making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible - now and for future generations.

the land

We are together on Indigenous land.

Lake Winnipeg, the lake we are working to protect, is part of the traditional territories of the Ininiwak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Nakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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