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Founded in 2005 as a volunteer coalition of concerned lake-lovers, LWF today is emerging as a leading organization working collaboratively with non-profit, academic, industry and government sectors and the public to restore and protect our great lake.

In 2012, LWF established our Science Advisory Council (SAC), a group of leading freshwater experts whose research guides our organization's work.

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation recognizes the importance of collaboration. To help realize our vision, LWF has provided funding to various organizations offering programs that support a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Learn more about some of these projects by visiting our Grant Recipients page.


LWF's efforts are focused on research, public education, stewardship and collaboration.

For example:

  • LWF leads the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, which identifies eight key actions to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms.
  • LWF partners with other organizations and groups to educate citizens, push for evidence-based policy, and encourage innovation and excellence in water stewardship.
  • LWF provides subsidies for school field trips.
  • LWF offers presentations to schools and community groups.


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    Title Lake Winnipeg Foundation Projects
    Research Program Name Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network, Shoreline Habitat Inventory Mapping
    Keywords Community-based monitoring, Freshwater flows, Freshwaters, Habitats, Maps, Shoreline
    Keyword Vocabulary Polar Data Catalogue
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    Theme Freshwater
    Status In Progress
    Project DOI 10.5203/m65d-hf89
    Metadata Creation Date 2022
    Publisher CanWIN
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    Project extent
    Project Area Lake Winnipeg Basin
    Spatial regions Lake Winnipeg
    Spatial extent West Bound Longitude
    Spatial extent East Bound Longitude
    Spatial extent South Bound Latitude
    Spatial extent North Bound Latitude
    Temporal extent
    Project Start Date 2005-01-01
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    Project Contributors
    Principal Investigators
    Principal Investigators 1
    Principal Investigator Name
    Lake Winnipeg Foundation
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    Lake Winnipeg Foundation
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    Project Data Curator Lake Winnipeg Foundation
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    Project Data Curator Affiliation Lake Winnipeg Foundation
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    License Name Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
    Licence Schema Name SPDX
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