Rain Gardens: Innovative Storm Water Management Tool
In 2013, the Manitoba Eco-Network hosted a workshop on Stormwater Management Solutions. Out of that workshop we learned about some innovative work that is being done across the country, globally, and even here in Manitoba to deal with storm runoff. We began working towards creating a demonstration site that would showcase some of these methods.
Last year we found out that Save Our Seine was trying to get a similar project started together with HTFC Planning and Design, and the City of Winnipeg.
After much talk, planning and fundraising, I am happy to say that we will be breaking ground on a new Rain Garden site early in September, and we will be looking for volunteers to help us plant 1000 native species on the site.
Keep your eye out for an upcoming bulletin that will focus on Rain Gardens, and will also give details about the event. In the meanwhile, save the date of September 16th for our planting/unveiling event!
Walk for Water
Gimli: Sunday, August 9
Victoria Beach: Sunday, August 9
Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!
For more information and for pledge forms, visit Lake Winnipeg Foundation
Lake Winnipeg's Legacy: Framing the Issue
Niakwa Trail Rain Garden Planting Day/Grand Opening
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Gurevich Fine Art, 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg
Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world; an iconic body of water that has shaped both the physical geography of Manitoba and the shared cultural experiences of its citizens.
Gurevich Fine Art and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation invite you to a panel discussion that will explore the many ways we live with our great lake and how we can protect it for future generations.
Admission is free – all lake-lovers welcome!
- William Pura, an artist whose striking photographs capture the evidence of human activity around Lake Winnipeg. A collection of Pura’s work, Inland Sea, opens Aug. 7 and is is on display at the gallery until Aug. 27.
- Alexis Kanu, executive director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation
- Noah Erenberg, a lakeside resident whose documentary work has focused on the people and communities who call Lake Winnipeg home
SAVE THE DATE
September 16, 2015
Manitoba Eco-Network and Save Our Seine invite you to participate in creating a demonstration rain garden. Details to follow soon
Western Canada Water 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition: A Climate of Change
September 15-18, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Matthew McCandless is the executive director of the International Institute of Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area Inc. (IISD-ELA), the world’s only whole-ecosystem freshwater research facility. Based in Winnipeg, Matt oversees the research and field station operations, administration, human resources, and fundraising. Matt has also worked extensively on projects on water, climate change, agriculture and bioindustrial development in Canada, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Matt will speak on the almost 50 year history of the ELA, its future under the leadership of IISD, and its importance to the world’s scientific community and to water professionals. Matt will also speak on his international experiences dealing with water issues globally.
For more information visit the WCW website
2015 Livable Cities Forum: Building Flood Resiliency
September 28-30, 2015
The Westin (320 4 Avenue SW), Calgary, Alberta
Join the dialogue to work together on solutions to build more flood resilient communities. The Forum will be the ideal place for municipal representatives, water management professionals, elected officials, and other stakeholders to:
Learn from Canadian and international municipalities about ways to better understand, plan for, mainstream, and advance municipal flood resiliency.
Explore Calgary through study tours and see how the city has recovered from the 2013 flood and is building a flood resilient community.
Connect with leaders and innovators who will share strategies, solutions, best practices, and lessons learned in water management and municipal flood resiliency.
To register and learn more, visit livablecitiesforum.com
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