CBM in Action: Lake Winnipeg Foundation
April 29, 2020
April is Citizen Science Month - a great opportunity to celebrate water monitors from communities across Canada.
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) runs a phosphorus-focused community-based monitoring network – a fantastic example of citizen science in action. Watch the video below to find out more from Mike Stainton, President of the LWF Board of Directors.
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The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) was launched in fall 2015. Supported by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation ’s Science Advisory Council, this growing network engages citizen volunteers to collect water samples across Manitoba using scientifically vetted protocols. Samples are then analyzed in a lab to measure phosphorus concentration and calculate the amount of phosphorus being exported off the landscape.
Participants and supporters of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) met at the University of Manitoba in February to learn more about recent LWCBMN activities, how water-quality data are being used and other CBM initiatives.