What's Happening in our Province
Sponsor a Fish: Crowdfunding campaign to support work at ELA
Here at the Manitoba Eco-Network Water Caucus, We envision a province in which individuals and communities value and conserve their freshwater.
This edition of the Water e-bulletin focuses on water events, news and initiatives in Manitoba.
Now that the snow is finally off the ground, get outside for a BBQ and creek clean up with your local MLAs, learn about research on nutrients and erosion along water ways at the World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, or support the ELA by sponsoring a fish.
There is lots going on in Manitoba this summer to give you an opportunity to be a part of a community that values and conserves our province's water.
Support the Experimental Lakes Area
Deadline: June 13, 2014
To help run the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has launched a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign offers a range of creative perks for donations, such as the chance to sponsor a tagged fish in an ELA lake and receive a photo and annual updates. The goal, in addition to raising funds for research and training opportunities, is to give the public a chance to contribute to this unique research facility.
The last two years have shown that there is strong public support for the ELA, and this campaign offers the public an opportunity to be a small part of its continued and revitalized operations.
For more information, please visit the campaign site
Water I <3 U Youth
May 9th, 2014, 3-5pm
Shaw Performing Arts Centre, 2 Forks Market Road
"Our Water-Our Future: Water I <3 U" is a project in which Indigenous youth learn from and are inspired by a variety of water leaders from across Canada. Sixteen Indigenous youth have participated in 3 workshops around the country (Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic watersheds), and are preparing to attend the fourth and final workshop in the Hudson Bay watershed. They are carrying out water actions in their communities, with the support from their community, chaperones, and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources.
Join us for a screening digital stories that document their journey and celebrate their successes.
Presenters: Katherine Sinclair (Lake Winnipeg Water Walk 2014), and Youth Leaders from Lower Similkameen Indian Band (BC), Fort Smith (NT), Beausoleil First Nation (ON), Shoal Lake #39 First Nation (ON)
CWRA LUNCHEON: Lake Friendly Accord and the Lake Friendly Stewards Alliance
May 21st, 2014 at 12:00 noon
Holiday Inn South (1330 Pembina Hwy)
Excess phosphorus and nitrogen causes an increase in the frequency and severity of algal blooms in waterways. To improve water quality, everyone needs to work together and play a role in reducing phosphorus and nitrogen loading to waterways. Learn more about what is being done and about the Lake Friendly Accord from Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship's Bruce Gray.
Cost: $15.00 CWRA and SYP Members and $20.00 Non-Members
Register by noon, Friday, May 16th, 2014 with: email@example.com
**This luncheon will be followed by the Manitoba Branch Annual General Meeting. All are welcome.**
Creek Clean-up and Barbeque
May 31, 2014, 12 noon
Join area MLA’s for creek clean‐ups at Omand’s, Truro and Sturgeon Creeks.
Bring clean‐up gear (gloves, boots, hip‐waders, etc.)
- Truro Creek – meet at Bruce Park
(for info, contact Deanne Crothers’ office 204‐415‐0883)
- Omand’s Creek – meet in the Home Depot parking lot, 727 Empress Street
(for info, contact Rob Altemeyer’s office 204‐775‐8575)
- Sturgeon Creek – Meet at Woodhaven Community Club, 200 Glendale Street
(for info, contact Sharon Blady’s office 204‐832‐2318)
The clean‐ups will be followed by a BBQ!
World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
June 22-25, 2014.
This event features conservation superstars including: Jerry Hatfield, Dwayne Beck, Jay Fuhrer, and Howard G Buffett from the Buffett foundation.
The Congress will also include two optional tours:
A one-day Manitoba tour will feature stops in the South Tobacco Creek watershed, a research project looking at the impact of BMPs on soil and water quality.
A three-day US tour will also be winding through both Jay Fuhrer’s Menoken Farms demonstration site and the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, where Dwayne Beck serves as host.
To learn more, please visit the website at wcca6.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly for more details.