thumb lowbrewcoA Growler sized thank you to the team at the Lake of the Woods Brewing Co for its generous support of the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation during 2016.  We are honoured to have been one of five charities supported by the LOWBREWCO Charity Pints Program.

Each month during 2016, they picked one of their craft beers and donated ....

Robert Nault Member of Parliament for KenoraWhen science and policy begin to converge, we're on the right track.  In addition to research studies, this year's science Forum highlighted policy efforts underway to put a binational plan in place for the Lake of the Woods basin, with presentations from Global Affairs Canada and the Rt. Honourable Robert Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, and a video address by U.S. Senator Al Franken.

thumb kallemeyn2017 640Congratulations to Dr. Mark Edlund, recipient of the 2017 Kallemeyn Award, recognizing his contributions to research and resource management in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Basin.

International research collaborations led by Mark are providing the keys to unlocking the Lake of the Woods story about what is causing the blooms of blue green algae.

arthurzastepa coring 2010 320wScientists from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) started work on Lake of the Woods this winter. They collected samples to characterized the water chemistry, algae community, nutrient conditions, and the role of nutrient release from the sediments under low oxygen conditions under ice cover, in contributing to the nutrient loads and summer algae blooms.  The ECCC crew will be on the lake in June and September. 

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