The work will include:  .

  • Developing a Charter for Lake of the Woods as a unifying framework for action;
  • Strengthening communication networks to improve knowledge sharing, coordination of activities and understanding of nutrient pollution and algae blooms;
  • Increasing public engagement in the development of water quality objectives for the Lake of the Woods and Rainy River and support for nutrient reduction actions.

This new support is part of $3.8 million in funding over four years for 23 projects under the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. Canada‚Äôs Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, made the announcement on Aug. 2 in Gimli.

This federal investment in Lake of the Woods is recognition of the important role that individuals, local organizations have in working together with governments and the IJC in building a sustainability plan for Lake of the Woods.