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
Living Waters Rally
September 27-30, 2016 - Vancouver
This year the Living Waters Rally is co-presented with Watersheds 2016. The combination of events creates a fantastic opportunity for 5 days of freshwater networking, strategizing and peer-to-peer learning on top notch opportunities to improve the health of Canadian waters. Register by 30 June for early-bird rate. 


Lack of access to sewage treatement, basic sanitation plague Shoal Lake 40: report
June 7 - Metro News
Members of the isolated First Nation say without proper treatment facilities, they are forced to dump raw sewage near their homes. 

Winnipeg Beach's main stretch reopens as seawall work almost complete
June 10 - CBC News
The main beach at Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park is reopening Friday afternoon as work continues to rebuild the beach's seawall, which was damaged by a storm over a year ago.

Bipole III route could go through proposed UNESCO World Heritage site
June 15 - CBC News
Future transmission lines could influence World Heritage designation for boreal forest

Government launches review of environmental and regulatory processes to restore public trust
June 20 - Government of Canada
Canada’s federal government has announced plans to review legislation that forms the basis for protecting Canada’s vital waterways. Included in the review are the Fisheries Act, the Navigation Protection Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy Board Act.


Job Opportunity

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.

Water Attitudes Study Launched

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 | Presented by: Everglades Foundation

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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