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Neurotoxin found in some Lake Winnipeg algae

CBC News, November 29, 2017 – A new study found a neurotoxin linked to diseases including ALS and Alzheimer’s in blue-green algal blooms in Lake Winnipeg.

Webinar – November 15 – CREATING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR ECOSYSTEMS AND WATERSHEDS

Tuesday, November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am CST

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ABSTRACT – Rural communities are challenged to bring together sustainable funding for conservation and watershed protection. These efforts have been perceived as ‘environmental’ work, and not necessarily linked to community basic needs. The first part of this webinar explores linking watershed protection to basic policy values of quality of life, infrastructure, and basic needs to change the way that watersheds are treated in funding. The second part of this webinar will focus on the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, a tax-based fund for conservation that was the first of its kind in Canada, including why and how it was established and what accomplishments have been to date.

SPEAKERS

Juliet Craig is the Program Manager, Kootenay Conservation Program. She has an M.Sc. in ethnobotany and is a Registered Professional Biologist and Professional Agrologist. She works out of Nelson and has a broad range of conservation experience including invasive plant management, bat conservation, species at risk planning, and environmental education.

Dr. Tara Lynne Clapp is the Senior Manager, Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN) and Adjunct Professor, Great Plains IDEA Program, Iowa State University. She has PhD in Planning and Environment from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Through research, teaching and practice, she works with others towards collaborative and regional approaches to improving watershed decision-making.

CWRA Webinar – The Ice Boom Broke! Now What??

Please join the Manitoba branch as they host this exciting webinar:

The Ice Boom Broke! Now What?? Understanding and Managing Ice During the Construction of the Keeyask Generating Station

Speaker:
Mike Morris, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Manitoba Hydro

Talk description:
Understanding and managing ice on the mighty Nelson River in northern Manitoba is critical to reduce ice related risks during the construction of the Keeyask Generating station.  Years of monitoring and modelling of the ice processes along the river indicated that an ice boom would be required to protect the construction areas, but what happens when the ice boom fails? This presentation describes the ice processes, the ice boom design and construction and some of the actions that were required when the ice boom failed.

Date and Time:
November 16th, 2017 (1-2pm) at the University of Manitoba (EITC E2-105)

Webinar Info:
Free for CWRA-SYP! Email mb@cwra.org.
Webinar fee for professionals: $10 – register via PayPal here.

Contact for more info:
Kevin Lees (CWRA-SYP Team Leader, Manitoba)
leesk346@myumanitoba.ca

Manitoba Commits To Sustainable Fishing

June 30, MyToba:

In recognition of National Fishing Week, the Manitoba government highlights its commitment to sustainable fishing through changes that will help ensure the sustainability of the province’s valuable fish stocks, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced today.

“National Fishing Week is a great time to celebrate the tremendous opportunity that exists in Manitoba because of our valuable fish resources,” Cox said.  “Manitobans derive both economic and recreational benefit from our healthy fish stocks and we need to work together to protect and preserve this important resource.  We are committed to working with all users to ensure the long-term sustainability of fishing in our province.” Read more.