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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.

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.