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The deadline for applicaiton to the LWRC's Scholarship is December 15th, 2014. Click here for details

THE "FYLGJA" ("Guardian Angel")
The LWRC is proud to announce the acquisititon of a new vessel the "Fylgja", a 42' (LOA) touring boat, received as a charitable donation from Barbara and Jens Nielsen.This vessel was built in the same year as the Motor Vessel Namao (1973/74) in Riverton by Alec Zagozewski. Once outfitted for research purposes, this vessel will be particularly well suited for nearshore work and will serve as a valuable complement to the Motor Vessel Namao's offshore capabilities. A timely acquisition since it coincides with the arrival of zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species that will have the greatest impact in the nearshore area, if it is able to thrive in the lake.

ZEBRA MUSSELS & Other Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Background Information
Zebra Mussel Factsheet (including how to identify)
Spiny Water Flea Factsheet
What To Do If You Find an AIS
On-line: Report a citing of zebra mussels or other AIS
Call: 1-87-STOP-AIS-0 (1-877-867-2470)
Contact: MB CWS at 945-7787 or

2013/14 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - Marianne Geisler
U of MB student Marianne Geisler was this year's Scholarship Recipient for her project entitled "Forecasting the potential effects of invasive dreissenid mussels on habitat occupancy & production of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Manitoban & northwestern Ontarian lakes". The Scholarship funds will support Marianne's attendance at a conference to present her research.

The satellite imagery will now be housed on a new site that includes the entire satellite image archive (from 2003 onwards), some photomicrographs, as well as aerial photography of Lake Winnipeg and its watershed (eventually...). Visit the new site at and sign up to be notified for satellite image postings.

Save Our Lake (SOUL) of the Grindstone Cottage Owners' Association (a member
of the LWRC) once again offered a Lake Winnipeg prize at the 2013 Manitoba Schools Science Symposium (MSSS). Wynonna and Alexandra from Ecole River Heights made up the winning team for their project entitled "How do chemicals affect the growth of algae?" Wynonna and Alexandra received a cash prize from SOUL and a trip on the M.V. Namao - unfortunately, only Wynonna was able to make the trip where she became an expert in fish identifcation!

Application Deadlines - APRIL 15th and SEPTEMBER 15th each year provisional upon funding. Click here for details.

STATE OF THE SCIENCE REPORT - What is the Scientific Basis for Understanding and Protecting Lake Winnipeg? This report is derived from the LWRC's 2011 Science Workshop, which emphasized the synthesis and evaluation of existing knowledge about the lake ecosystem.
Click here for the complete report
(6.8 MB)
Executive Summary only (172 kb)


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2014 Research SchedulesFinished for the 2014 Field Season

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