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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.

Dealing with Weeds: Workshop and Volunteer Opportunity

Date: June 23, 2017 – 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: 215 St Anne’s Rd, Winnipeg

All are welcome to attend the upcoming educational volunteering event for the Niakwa trail rain garden. This will consist of a presentation that will be going over what a rain garden is and what positive affects they have on the environment. We invite you to stay after the presentation for a volunteer/workshop primarily consisting of how to spot weeds apart from natural grasses and how to maintain a healthy rain garden. We hope to see you all there.

The rain garden is located on the south side of the Superstore parking lot located at 215 St Anne’s Rd, it will take place on Friday June 23rd from 9am-11am

If you have any question feel free to contact our representative at clark@mbeconetwork.org

World Water Day 2017: $21,000 in Funding for Local Water Projects

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.

“Across our vast watershed, researchers, educators and innovators are hard at work on solutions for Lake Winnipeg,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “We’re proud to be able to invest in those solutions – and what better way to celebrate World Water Day 2017 than to celebrate the passionate people behind this vital work?”

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 or more of the eight actions to reduce phosphorus loading outlined in our flagship initiative, the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan. Successful recipients were selected by LWF’s board of directors as part of an annual submission process which sees projects from across the province and beyond apply for financial assistance ranging from $500 to $10,000. Read more about the announcement and grant recipients.

The Water Brothers Visit ELA To Learn About Climate Change

On Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) join TVO’s The Water Brothers as they visit IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn how climate change is affecting our water.

The episode On Thin Ice will broadcast on the television channel TVO in Ontario at that time, and then will be available for free streaming across Canada on The Water Brothers’ website the next day.

On Thin Ice looks at how climate change might affect Canada’s fresh water, and explores what Canadian scientists are doing about it. When the Water Brothers came to the site last year, they took part in a wide range of experiments determining how warming waters and reduced lake ice cover is harming freshwater ecosystems.