Water E-Bulletin - A service of the Manitoba Eco-Network
June 28, 2016
Summer is here
Now that summer has arrived, it's time to get out side and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you decide to go kayaking, walk for water, or visit the re-opened main beach at Winnipeg Beach, there are lots of ways to enjoy this fabulous resource. If you're in the city and wondering how to take care of your lawn in a watershed-friendly way, make sure to attend one of our Organic Lawn Care workshops!
Organic Lawn Care Workshop June 29, 2016 - 823 Ellice Ave., Winnipeg
Wondering how to maintain your lawn with the cosmetic pesticide ban? Attend a free workshop to find out how! The Manitoba Eco-Network's Organic Lawn Care program will be sharing tips and tricks to keep your lawn healthy and vibrant. More information and to register.
Intro to Kayaking July 2, 16, 24, 30, 2016 - FortWhyte Alive
In this full day course you will learn the basic strokes, paddling skills and rescue skills for kayaking on enclosed and sheltered waters. A must for every new kayaker hoping to get the most from their paddling experience. Upon successful completion of this course, paddlers will be awarded with the Paddle Canada Basic Kayak Certification. More information.
Walk for Water July 24, August 7 - Various Locations
Lake Winnipeg Foundation's 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! Confirmed 2016 walk locations include Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7). More information.
Lake Winnipeg Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to join our team in the position of Finance & Administration Manager! This one-year, full-time term position (with the possibility of extension) is based out of Winnipeg and includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities. More information.
Awareness in Canada of the impact of climate change on our natural resources is at an all-time high. For the first time, climate change was ranked as a top threat to Canada's fresh water supply, according to this year's RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. Now in its ninth year, the study also shed light on attitudes towards Canada's drinking water quality, revealing Canadians' concerns about water conditions on First Nations reserves.
The George Barley Water Prize
The George Barley Water Prize, presented by the Everglades Foundation, will award an unprecedented $10 million to the researcher or researchers capable of developing a cost-effective process for recovering phosphorus while yielding clean water from natural water bodies on a globally-applicable scale.
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