The fluid boundaries of environmental issues compel us to work beyond our usual geographic boundaries. The visibly deteriorating quality of water in Lake Winnipeg, the world’s 10th largest freshwater lake, is a disturbing sign that the entire watershed is under stress. The MAF joined with other local foundations and the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) in making a second $1,000 grant to the Consortium to further its scientific study of the Lake Winnipeg watershed.
The Lake Winnipeg watershed is the second largest watershed in Canada. Morden is located within its 1,000,000 km2 area, home to five million people, which extends through four provinces and four U.S. States. The combined contributions of the local foundations and the CFC enabled the Consortium to capitalize on a matching government grant.