Celebrate Water This Season
As the snow begins to fall and our rivers and lakes freeze over, Manitobans are starting to think about this coming holiday season. There are lots of ways to celebrate water this season - attend an event to connect with fellow water aficionados, nominate a local environmentalist you admire for an Earthie, get outside to do some ice fishing (the lake friendly way!), enjoy some Lake Winnipeg music or get up to speed on the latest political developments in our communities surrounding water issues.
Blue Dot Celebration
December 17, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm
Fools and Horses, 379 Broadway
Come share in the successes of the local Blue Dot Right to a Healthy Environment Campaign. Join volunteers and friends over snacks and drinks to celebrate Manitoba's decision to introduce an Environmental Bill of Rights - supporting the right of all Manitobans to fresh air, health food and clean water.
Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson
January 14, 2016
West End Cultural Centre
This benefit concert in support of Lake Winnipeg Foundation will feature sets from DJ Co-op, Mise en Scene, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Jess Reimer. Almost 50 years after they were first recorded to vinyl, folk songs documenting life on Lake Winnipeg are being given new life – and new purpose. Tickets are only $25 each - and the price of admission includes a free copy of Love, Lake Winnipeg, a benefit EP featuring songs from participating artists, which will be given out at the show.
Earthie Award Deadline
Nomination deadline is January 15, 2016
Do you know an individual or group that has worked hard to protect, preserve or enhance Manitoba’s environment?
Show your appreciation and let all Manitobans know by nominating them for an Anne Lindsey Protecting Our Earth Award. Nominees will be promoted on our website, showcased to the media, and celebrated at the 2016 Reel Green event on March 10, where the award recipient(s) will be selected.
Lets celebrate those making a positive difference in our lives and communities. Visit mbeconetwork.org for all the details.
2016 MWWA Annual Conference and Tradeshow
January 31-February 3, 2016
Victoria Inn Airport, Winnipeg
This four day four day event features numerous activities including a tradeshow, awards ceremony and a variety of technical sessions. For more information and to register, visit mwwa.net.
33rd Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference
January 19-21, 2016
Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND
The conference fosters international cooperation and identifies issues important to the Red River Basin citizens. It is a public forum for natural resources education, training and information dissemination useful for elected officials, watershed managers, educators, producers, environmentalists, businesses, decision makers and residents. The goal of the conference is to acknowledge, celebrate and create awareness of how much progress is being made each year in the Red River Basin and reaffirm that we are overcoming our challenges and we are all in this together.
Registration and workshop information is available online.
Ice Fishing the Lake Friendly Way
Ice fishing is just one of the many winter activities that can be enjoyed on the lakes of Manitoba, but did you know that it can be harmful to both the lakes and the aquatic species if not done properly? Read more.
Here are a few Friendly suggestions to help improve everyone's ice fishing experience:
Is there a water resource you would like to see in the Alice Chambers Memorial Library? The Manitoba Eco-Network is currently looking for recommendations from you of what you need: DVD's, books, or magazines. Send any recommendations you have to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow recommendations concerning bait, limit and restrictions from the Manitoba Angler's guide
- Dispose of excess bait in secure trash area away from water
- Make sure oils, gas, solvents, cleaners and other hazardous materials do not go in the water or on the ice
- Pickup and dispose of all garbage and recyclables including pet waste in proper receptacle