Research Projects in the Lake Winnipeg Basin

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National Centre for Livestock and the Environment - Long Term Sample and Data Archive Soil Nutrient, Stratification and DNA data and sample information, as well as Weather Data Sets from the Glenlea Research Station, Manitoba Upper Red - - - Ongoing
- Helen Baulch, Raea Gooding Nitrogen removal in Tobacco Creek: Constructed BMPs and natural pond sites. Nitrogen removal via denitrification is an important ecosystem service, helping remove excess nitrogen from the environment. In this project, denitrification rates were measured with in constructed reservoirs, used primarily for flood mitigation, and natural stream sediments to assess rates of denitrification, controls on denitrification rates, and better understand the role of this type of beneficial management practice in nitrogen removal. Tobacco Creek - - August 15,2014 No
- Helen Baulch, Noel Galuschik Sediment phosphorus dynamics: Understanding the role of sediments in mediating surface water concentrations. Sediments interact with the water column, and can act to absorb, or release phosphorus. In doing so, they can result in water quality benefits, reducing phosphorus concentrations, or worsen water quality and delay recovery from eutrophication, by slowly releasing phosphorus. In this project we are examining whether stream sediments act as a source or sink of phosphorus, and how this phosphorus is held within constructed beneficial management practices (headwater dams). Tobacco Creek - - August 15,2014 No
David Lobb, Melody E.G. Caron, Kui Liu Jim J. Miller, Philip N. Owens Preliminary assessment of sediment sources in the Lower Little Bow River watershed using Diffuse Reflectance Spectrometry There are several potential sources of sediment along the reach of the river studied in the WEBs project, and this research was undertaken to assess their importance. Little Bow River - - 2013 No
Amber Penner, Genevieve Ali, Cody Ross - Investigating the Temporal Scales of Nutrient transport in a prairie watershed using High-Frequency Hydrological and Water Quality Data Three specific objectives were pursued: (1) compare sub-watershed input-output dynamics; (2) analyze nutrient export dynamics as a function of flow rise and flow recession periods; and, (3) determine the season-averaged time lags between flow peaks and nutrient concentration peaks. Winnipeg River - - 2013 No
Amber Penner, Genevieve Ali, Hayla Petzold - Investigating Spatiotemporal changes in water quality across a nested system of intensively managed prairie watersheds Here we focused on a typical, mixed use Prairie watershed for which weekly average nutrient concentrations are available for the 2013 open water season: weekly correlation coefficients were calculated between nutrient concentrations and watershed characteristics such as land use and land cover proportions mean watershed slope, and soil properties. Winnipeg River - - 2013 No
Cody A. Ross, Genevieve Ali - Comparison of sampling strategies to monitor water quality in Prairie Watersheds The general objective of this project was to compare sampling strategies for water-quality monitoring in Prairie watersheds. The comparison was guided by three specific research questions regarding: 1. Water quality parameter sensitivity. 2. Sampling time 3. Data representativeness Winnipeg River - - 2013 No
Erin Untereiner, Genevieve Ali, Trish Stadnyk - Spatiotemporal Variability of Water Quality and Stable Water Isotopes in an Intensively Managed Prairie Watershed Eutrophication, has been identified as an important water quality issue for freshwater systems (Barlow, et al., 2004). Factors impacting watershed management in Prairie landscapes include extensive land drainage networks (Seine-Rat River Conservation District, 2009), non point source loading from land use practices (Kaste, et al., 2006), and lack of water quality data (Dawson, et al., 2012). Red River Basin - - 2013 No
Halya Petzold, Genevieve Ali - Comparison of hydrologic dynamics in forested and agricultural sub-watersheds of a large mixed-use Prairie watershed The natural history of the Prairies includes the large-scale human modification of landscape biology and hydrology from first settlement to present. Forested land has been and continues to be lost and runoff is increasingly artificially drained in this intensively managed region.Here we focused on a large mixed-used watershed to compare the temporal hydrological dynamics of forested sub-watersheds to those of neighbouring, deforested agricultural sub-watersheds within a similar geologic and pedologic setting. Winnipeg River - - 2013 No
Halya Petzold, Genevieve Ali - Hydrologic dynamics of a large Prairie watershed: Looking for runoff controls in an engineered, mixed use landscape Despite intense and continued human modification of the Prairie landscape, the consequences of this hydrological management on the runoff regime remain poorly understood. Specifically, previous research carried out in Prairie watersheds has not explored threshold rainfall-runoff behaviour as has been done in pristine, higher relief hillslopes and catchments. Winnipeg River - - 2013 No
Lauren Timlick, Genevieve Ali - Visualizing the variability of small scale subsurface water flow in the South Tobacco Creek watershed Though overland flow is the most dramatic aspect of a flood, a crucial part of quantitatively analyzing the timing, duration, and intensity of a flooding event lies in understanding the effect that subsurface flow has within a watershed. This experiment was conducted in order to observe and analyze subsurface flow patterns in the South Tobacco Creek region of the Manitoba escarpment, which is a sub-watershed of the Morris River watershed and the greater Lake Winnipeg watershed. South Tobacco Creek - - 2013 No
Shelby Perreault, Genevieve Ali, Ian Ferguson - Investigating the Potential of Electromagnetic Induction for Mapping Multi-Depth Soil Moisture Variations in Southern Manitoba This research aimed to explore the potential of electromagnetic induction as a valid soil moisture monitoring technique in a Canadian prairie watershed. Soil moisture (SM) information is important for many aspects of hydrology; however, current methods for collecting multi-depth SM data can be costly and non-representative, and understanding the spatial and temporal variability of SM remains challenging (Western et al., 1998; Reedy and Scanlon, 2003; Teuling and Troch, 2005; Vereecken et al., 2008; Grote et al., 2010). Alternatively, previous research has suggested that the apparent electrical conductivity (ECa) of a soil is often highly correlated to its soil water content and can be measured non-invasively through the use of electromagnetic induction meters (McNeill, 1980b; Reedy and Scanlon, 2003; Tromp-van Meerveld and McDonnell, 2009; Zhu et al., 2010). South Tobacco Creek - - 2013 No
The University of Manitoba - Sustainable Nutrient Removal and Recovery from Wastewater To develop a method for treating municipal wastewater through an innovative biological process that reduces nutrient loads to Lake Winnipeg while allowing for the recovery of phosphorus. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $36,000 2010 Unk
The University of Manitoba - Modeling Water Quality in the South Basin of Lake Manitoba This project provided a basis for evaluating nitrogen and phosphorous reduction efforts. Lake Manitoba 2008 (Round 1) $25,000 2008 Unk
Greg McCullough Mike Stainton - LaSalle Flooding and Nutrient Study LaSalle No - 2007 Unk
- Trevor Boston Evaluation of Land use Change Scenarios in the LaSalle Watershed The CANWET watershed model and decision support system was used to model phosphorus loads in the LaSalle River system upstream of Elie. The model was setup to represent historic conditions as a baseline model. It was subsequently used to simulate load change under 4 hypothetical scenarios of land use policy change to assess associated nutrient load changes.Recommendations were made on how the simulation setup could be improved to more definitively determine nutrient load change associated with changes in land use and management practices. LaSalle No - Unk 28 Feb 2013
David Lobb Howard Wheater, Joseph Culp Canadian Water Network - Tobacco Creek Model Watershed Node - South Tobacco Creek No - - -
David Lobb Ellen Petticrew, Jane Elliot NSERC Sediment - South Tobacco Creek No - Unk Unk
- Bill Turner - Deerwood Soil & Water Management Assoc. South Tobacco Creek Manured Watershed Runoff Study STC Manured Watershed Runoff Study Summary South Tobacco Creek No - Unk 2 Oct 2002
Genevieve Ali - MIT Watershed - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - EC Event Driven Run-off - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - Nutrient Loading Sources - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - Water Transit Times - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - Watershed Classification Network - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - UM Optical Sampling Frequency - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - CWS Wetland Critical Assessment Criteria - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
Genevieve Ali - LWBSF Wetlands Study - Broughton's Creek, Tobacco Creek, Lake Winnipeg, Catfish Creek (Winnipeg River Basin),Red River Valley No - Unk Unk
David Lobb, Selena Randall - LWBSF-MCDA Retention Project - Lake Winnipeg Basin No - Unk Unk
David Lobb, Selena Randall Phil Owens LWBSF-UNBC Riparian Management - Lake Winnipeg Basin No - Unk Unk
David Lobb - Management of Sediments in Surface Waterways to Reduce Phosphorus Loading in Lake Winnipeg To identify areas of high nutrient concentrations within the Red River Basin and Winnipeg River Basin, and provide the recommendations for management practices that will help prevent and reduce nutrients entering these tributaries of Lake Winnipeg. Red River Basin, Winnipeg River Basin 2013 (Round 6) $38,143 Unk Unk
David Lobb, Selena Randall - MRAC Retention Study - Tobacco Creek No - Unk Unk
David Lobb, Genevieve Ali, Selena Randall - CWS Retention Study - Red and Assiniboine River Basins< No - Unk Unk
- Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association Inc. Achieving Successful Wetland Restoration in the Assiniboine River Watershed Source water quality in the Assiniboine River and its tributaries was improved through the restoration of wetlands. Lake Winnipeg will benefit from better downstream water quality. Assiniboine River Basins 2008 (Round 1) $139,400 Unk Unk
- International Institute for Sustainable Development Advancing Netley-Libau Marsh Restoration Efforts This project promoted the nutrient reduction benefits of marshland restoration to community stakeholders. This project was an expansion on the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Netley-Libau Marsh Research. Netley-Libeau Marsh 2008 (Round 1) $44,000 Unk Unk
- Ducks Unlimited Canada Development of a Model/Experimental Watershed Representative of the Manitoba Prairie Pothole Region Ducks Unlimited and partners established a watershed monitoring network and water quality modeling that will be used to determine how changes in land use affect water quality. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2008 (Round 1) $391,464 Unk Unk
- Red River Basin Commission Building Capacity for Ecological Infrastructure Investments in the Red River Basin Canadian municipalities and counties in the U.S. discussed costs and benefits of restoring natural environments to improve inter-jurisdictional water quality. Red River Basin 2008 (Round 1) $55,000 Unk Unk
- Lake of the Woods Sustainability Foundation Development of a Preliminary Total Phosphorous Budget and Water Quality Modeling for Lake of the Woods A phosphorous budget and water quality modeling were developed to assist decision-making for phosphorous management in the Lake and its watershed. Lake of the Woods 2008 (Round 1) $135,254 Unk Unk
- Lake of the Woods Sustainability Foundation Development of a Preliminary Total Phosphorous Budget and Water Quality Modeling for Lake of the Woods A phosphorous budget and water quality modeling were developed to assist decision-making for phosphorous management in the Lake and its watershed. Lake of the Woods 2008 (Round 1) $135,254 Unk Unk
- East Interlake Conservation District Icelandic River and Washow Bay Creek Non-Point Source Nutrient Abatement Program Agricultural nutrient runoff was reduced to the Icelandic River and Washow Bay Creek through the use of fencing, alternate watering sources for cattle and riverbank vegetation zones. East Interlake Conservation District 2008 (Round 1) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Meewasin Valley Authority MeewasinValley Authority Riparian Restoration Water quality in the South Saskatchewan River and Lake Winnipeg was improved by restoring natural vegetation to damaged shore lands and by educating the public on the importance of riparian zones in river ecology. South Saskatchewan River Valley 2008 (Round 1) $21,608 Unk Unk
University of Manitoba - Modeling Water Quality in the South Basin of Lake Manitoba This project provided a basis for evaluating nitrogen and phosphorous reduction efforts. Lake Manitoba 2008 (Round 1) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District Qu'Appelle River Water Quality Mitigation Project - Assiniboine River 2008 (Round 1) $4,300 Unk Unk
- Seine Rat River Conservation District Seine River Riparian Enhancement Program Agricultural nutrient runoff has been reduced to a seasonal oxbow lake in the Upper Assiniboine River through the use of fencing, alternate watering sources for cattle and riverbank vegetation zones Seine Rat River Conservation District 2008 (Round 1) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Turtle Mountain Conservation District Souris River Riparian Enhancement Program Agricultural nutrient runoff to the Souris River has been reduced through the use of fencing, alternate watering sources for cattle and riverbank vegetation zones. Souris Watershed 2008 (Round 1) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Manitoba Wetland Restoration Project Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation To implement a landowner partnership program to restore 648 hectares of drained wetlands across three watersheds in southwestern Manitoba, and reduce phosphorus loads entering Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $720,000 Unk Unk
- La Salle-Redboine Conservation District Pelly's Lake Watershed Management Area To build water retention structures and protect wetlands and riverbanks to reduce spring runoff, and restrict phosphorus loading over 630 acres of land in the La Salle-Redboine area. La Salle-Redboine 2013 (Round 6) $125,000 Unk Unk
- Spectrum Scientific Inc Wastewater Pond Systems in Cold Climates A wastewater pond system was adapted to Manitoba’s climate using a modified greenhouse structure. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2008 (Round 1) $132,767 Unk Unk
- International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Cattail and Novel Biomass: Nutrient Capture and Reclamation Turning a Waste/Pollution Stream into an Input for a Sustainable Manitoba Bio-Economy To demonstrate the environmental and economic benefits of harvesting cattails to capture and reclaim phosphorus that would otherwise enter Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $155,000 Unk Unk
- Manitoba Conservation Districts Association Establishment of Pilot Sites for Innovative Surface Water and Nutrient Management Initiatives on Farms. To investigate various beneficial management practices for retaining and re-using runoff water to benefit agriculture, and prevent the release of nutrients downstream into Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg Basin - $401,074 Unk Unk
- Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association Inc. Wetland Restoration (Two Year Program) in the Assiniboine River Watershed To work with landowners in the Assiniboine Watershed to develop a monetary value for restoring previously drained wetlands. The goal is to restore up to 150 wetlands, over 61 hectares, with a total possible phosphorus load reduction of 1,215 kg per year. Assiniboine River 2013 (Round 6) $230,000 Unk Unk
- Lower Souris Watershed Committee Inc. Pipestone Phosphorus Reduction Program: Implementation and Measuring Efficacy of Beneficial Management Practices To educate local producers on beneficial management practices and reduce nutrients entering Lake Winnipeg by restoring 25 previously drained wetlands, and converting 700 acres of cropland to perennial forage in the Lower Souris Watershed. Lower Souris 2013 (Round 6) $138,000 Unk Unk
- Town of Niverville Niverville Lagoon System: The Investigation of Alternative Approaches for Bio-Remediation To investigate and evaluate the feasibility of remediating biosolids (sludge) in decommissioned wastewater lagoons through in situ treatment using phyto- and bio-remediation methods. Rat and Tourond 2013 (Round 6) $159,330 Unk Unk
- Upper Souris Watershed Association Inc. Successful Initiation of Wetland Restoration Landowner Incentive Program To restore up to 20 significant wetlands near the Souris River, and develop contracts with local landowners to ensure these areas are protected over the next 10 years. Rat and Tourond 2013 (Round 6) $87,000 Unk Unk
- Swan Lake Watershed Conservation District Earthen Dam for Water Storage and Erosion Control To oversee the construction of two earthen dams that will reduce nutrients entering Lake Winnipeg by retaining 800 hectares of overland surface water in the Swan Lake Watershed. Central Pembina 2013 (Round 6) $53,000 Unk Unk
- Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District Assiniboine Basin Municipal Point Source Assessment and Reduction Initiative To work with local government and community members to assess 32 wastewater sites, demonstrate methods to potentially divert overland surface water from entering Lake Winnipeg, and re-use this nutrient laden water for economic growth in the region. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $28,163 Unk Unk
- Whitemud Watershed Conservation District Whitemud Watershed Surface Water Storage Program To construct three temporary water storage projects along the Whitemud River, thereby creating or enhancing up to 100 acres of previously drained wetlands. Southwestern Lake Manitoba - Whitemud 2013 (Round 6) $30,000 Unk Unk
- South Basin Mayors and Reeves Inc. Lake Friendly Practices and Actions - Do What Matters To work to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg by building public awareness and encourage lake friendly behaviour that will enhance environmental, economic, and societal health within the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $210,000 Unk Unk
- Lake of the Woods Development Commission Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre Model Shoreline To construct a 265 meter interactive shoreline that will educate and empower the public to prevent the negative impacts of nutrient loading by making informed consumer choices and taking positive individual actions to reduce nutrients entering the Lake of the Woods. Lake of the Woods 2013 (Round 6) $24,636 Unk Unk
- Dr. D. Kumaragamage (University of Winnipeg) Development of a Risk Indicator to Identify Soils Prone to Phosphorus Release under Prolonged Flooding. To identify risk indicators for soils that are prone to releasing large quantities of phosphorus to surface runoff water entering Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba’s Interlake and Red River Basin. Red River Basin 2013 (Round 6) $109,200 Unk No
- University of Northern British Columbia Designing and Managing Riparian Areas to Filter Phosphorus and Sediment To enhance the understanding of how phosphorus and other agricultural sediments filter into waterways, and work with land owners to develop riverbank buffer zones that prevent nutrient runoff. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $147,500 Unk No
- Forks Renewal Corporation The Forks Riparian Preserve To restore a riverbank habitat on approximately two acres along the banks of the Assiniboine River at the Forks Historic site in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Red River Basin 2010 (Round 5) $40,000< Unk Unk
- Freshwater Research Quantification of the Internal Phosphorus Load in Lake Winnipeg to Improve Phosphorus Budgets To examine how phosphorus within Lake Winnipeg itself can be measured and assessed to assist with decisions concerning future nutrient management. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013 (Round 6) $28,000 Unk No
- Turtle Mountain Conservation District Pembina and Long River Riparian Enhancement Program To encourage land managers along Manitoba’s Pembina River and Long River to implement agricultural practices that benefitted water quality and improved local riverbank integrity, through restrictive cattle fencing and the re-establishment of riverbank vegetation as a “buffer” zone to prevent erosion. Pembina 2010 (Round 5) $20,000 Unk Unk
- Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) Peguis First Nation Sustainable Cattle Management Project To improve water quality in the Peguis First Nation, by creating a new management system designed to more effectively spread cattle manure. CIER also helped the producer to reconstruct farm operations with techniques such as cattle rotation, restrictive fencing and other beneficial agricultural management practices. Lower Red 2010 (Round 5) $15,000 Unk Unk
Dr. Jan Oleszkiewicz (University of Manitoba) - Innovative Process for Enhanced Phosphorus Recovery from Sludge To complete new research on the potential use of water treatment reactors to recover phosphorus from wastewater sludge. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 5) $26,000 Unk Unk
- Whitemud Watershed Conservation District Riparian Enhancement Initiative To enhance the health, longevity, and effectiveness of riverbank buffer zones along the Whitemud River. To construct restrictive fencing to keep cattle from damaging the riverbank and polluting the water, re-establishing riverbank buffer zones with natural materials and native plants. Southwestern Lake Manitoba - Whitemud 2010 (Round 5) $20,000 Unk Unk
- Lake Winnipeg Foundation Sensitive Habitat Inventory and Mapping of Foreshore Areas of Lake Winnipeg’s South Basin To gather aerial photos and field research on ecosystems along the south basin of Lake Winnipeg’s foreshore and provided tools to make sustainable shoreline use decisions. Western Lake Winnipeg, Lower Red, Red 2010 (Round 5) $107,450 Unk Unk
- Swan Lake Watershed Conservation District Nutrient Reduction on Continuous Cropped Erodible Soils To work with land owners in southwest Manitoba to prevent topsoil loss and the negative impacts it has on groundwater quality. To construct flow-reduction waterways that are re-establishing natural vegetated areas in cropland that is vulnerable to erosion and soil loss. Central Pembina, Red 2010 (Round 5) $25,000 Unk Unk
- East Interlake Conservation District Wetland Restoration Preservation Initiative To work with landowners in locations at risk of wetland loss to encourage the establishment of conservation agreements with EICD and the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 5) $26,000 Unk Unk
The University of Manitoba - Establishing a Process for a Wetland Vegetation Rehabilitation and Management program focused on Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea): A Parkland Mews Case Study. To complete a study that reduced knowledge gaps in the control of the invasive species, Reed Canarygrass. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $13,000 Unk Unk
- Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District Beaver Creek Water Retention Project To work with partners to create a dam that will reduce local seasonal flooding and nutrient runoff in the Beaver Creek watershed. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $4,000 Unk Unk
The University of Manitoba - Sustainable Nutrient Removal and Recovery from Wastewater To develop a method for treating municipal wastewater through an innovative biological process that reduces nutrient loads to Lake Winnipeg while allowing for the recovery of phosphorus. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $36,000 Unk Unk
- West Interlake Watershed Conservation District Nutrient Reduction and Habitat Rehabilitation Project To improve local water quality by eliminating cattle access along three creeks through the installation of exclusion fencing, off-site watering systems and cattle crossings, and restoring riverbank vegetation areas. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $12,500 Unk Unk
- The University of Winnipeg Enhanced Removal of Nutrients, Organic Micropollutants and Toxicity from Sewage Lagoons and Waters of Morden and Winkler by Manipulative Constructed Wetland Microcosms. To complete research on the benefits of using constructed wetlands to remove nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen and other toxic substances from rural waste waters. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2010 (Round 4) $148,760 Unk Unk
- Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc Lake of the Woods Water Quality Improvement Program To identify and prevent sources of nutrient runoff to the Lake of the Woods, and to educate the local community on how residents can help to improve local water quality. Lake of the Woods 2010 (Round 4) $12,050 Unk Unk
- Assiniboine Hills Conservation District Prevent Livestock Nutrient Runoff into the Souris River To set up fencing and alternative wintering sites for cattle as well as portable wind breaks and swath grazing along the Souris River, to reduce the loading of phosphorus and nitrogen into this tributary of Lake Winnipeg. Assiniboine, Souris 2010 (Round 4) $12,300 Unk Unk
- Faculty of Environmental Studies – York University Assessing the Relationship between Internal Ferrous Iron Loading and Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation in Lake Winnipeg To complete research on how loading rates and quantities of internal ferrous iron and other sediments can help predict the formation of cyanobacterial algae blooms within Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg 2010 (Round 4) $24,800 Unk Unk
- Moose Jaw River Watershed Stewards Inc. Dog River Constructed Wetland Lagoon System. To create a wetland lagoon system that is helping to restore native plant communities and provide a healthier aquatic ecosystem downstream. Lake Winnipeg 2010 (Round 4) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Rivers West Red River Corridor Inc. Down the Drain - A Demonstration Landscape; Using Plants and Natural Systems to Clean Our Water To Design and construct a “rain garden” or bioretention system that filters storm runoff using landscaping similar to that found in forest ecosystems. Red 2009 (Round 3) $46,014 Unk Unk
- Pembina Valley Conservation District Pembina River Watershed – Integrated Watershed Management To engage landowners near Rock Lake and Killarney Lake to reduce nutrient loads and shoreline erosion by restricting cattle access to waterways leading into Lake Winnipeg. Red 2009 (Round 3) $25,000 Unk Yes
- Lake Winnipeg South Basin Mayors and Reeves Lake Friendly Campaign To reduce nutrient contributions to Lake Winnipeg by informing and educating consumers about products that are the best environmental choice. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2009 (Round 3) $241,520 Unk Unk
- Assiniboine Hills Conservation District Nutrient Management through Livestock Management To develop three riverbank management sites that are reducing nutrient flows to Lake Winnipeg through: the construction of fencing to restrict livestock creek access and alternative watering and overwintering sites located away from the riverbank. Lake Winnipeg Basin 2009 (Round 3) $22,500 Unk Unk
- Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District Lake Wahtopanah Nutrient Reduction Project To reduce phosphorus loads to Lake Winnipeg by identifying and restoring primary shoreline areas along Lake Wahtopanah. Assiniboine, Lake Winnipeg 2009 (Round 3) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District Upper Oak River Non-Point Source Nutrient Reduction Project To reduce phosphorus loads to Lake Winnipeg by identifying and restoring primary shoreline areas along the Upper Oak River sub-watershed. Upper Oak River 2009 (Round 3) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Birdtail Assiniboine Water Planning Authority Thunder and Silver Creeks Surface Water Management Project To work with local landowners to select priority restoration areas along Thunder Creek and Silver Creek. Their efforts are limiting nutrient loads and reducing the impacts of local flooding. Assiniboine 2009 (Round 3) $25,000 Unk Unk
- Dr. Peter Leavitt, University of Regina Paleolimnological Determination of Water Quality Change in Lake Winnipeg for Use as Management and Remediation Goals. Seven researchers from four universities collaborated to create a long-term record of historical water quality changes within the north basin of Lake Winnipeg and set ecologically-relevant goals for nutrient reduction and the future management and protection of Lake Winnipeg. Lake Winnipeg 2009 (Round 3) $126,162.50 Unk Unk
- East Interlake Conservation District The Sustainability of Municipal Wastewater Irrigation in the Interlake Region of Manitoba as a Means of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Abatement for Lake Winnipeg Wastewater irrigation, as an alternative to discharging wastewater directly to waterways leading to Lake Winnipeg, was assessed. The project involved three short-term field demonstrations of wastewater irrigation, municipal/town council focus groups on wastewater irrigation and a local resident survey to assess perceptions on wastewater re-use within their communities. Lake Winnipeg 2009 (Round 2) $6,257 Unk Unk
- University of Winnipeg Morden’s Community Lead Environmental Action on Nutrient Elimination and Removal (CLEANER) in Dead Horse Creek. This extensive water sampling program is to identify and monitor sources of phosphorous and nitrogen along Dead Horse Creek, Plum River and the Red River near Morden. Students encouraged Morden-area residents to deposit less phosphorous and nitrogen in the town’s storm and sanitary wastewater systems. Upper Red 2009 (Round 2) $109,372 Unk Unk
- Cornerstone Regional Economic Development Authority Moose Mountain Creek Phosphorous Reduction Project To promote beneficial management practices (BMPs) that reduce agricultural phosphorous loads and improve water quality. Stewardship agreements engaged landowners to convert cropland to perennial forage, restore wetlands and improve both winter site and riparian zone management. BMPs were promoted across the watershed through outreach activities. Souris, Central Souris-Moose Mountain 2009 (Round 2) $37,250 Unk Unk
- Lake Winnipeg Foundation Stakeholder Engagement, Public Awareness and Indigenous Perspectives for Lake Winnipeg Click here for a summary Lake Winnipeg Basin 2013-2015 North American Partnership for Environment Community Action (NAPECA) Grant Program. $74,000 Unk No
- Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan Adopt a Rancher Click here for a summary Saskatchewan 2013-2015 North American Partnership for Environment Community Action (NAPECA) Grant Program. $8,000 Unk No