budget2021Great news for Lake of the Woods in Canada’s Budget 2021.  The federal Budget included $1.8 million for Lake of the Woods. This is bridging funding for the current year only, but will allow Environment and Climate Change Canada to maintain research and monitoring activities and continue efforts towards developing phosphorus pollution reduction targets to address toxic algae in the lake.  We anticipate that further funding will follow, likely as part of the large-lakes mandate of the Canada Water Agency, currently being established.