Lake Winnipeg was listed as the most threatened lake in the world in 2013 by the Global Nature Fund. This is based on the increase in algal blooms which cover the water in thick greenish slime. Not only is the lake relatively shallow for its size, the sheer amount of land that drains into Lake Winnipeg makes finding solutions difficult. The issue has reached a critical point, and various efforts are underway to save Lake Winnipeg.
The exhibit’s centrepiece is a computer simulation of the Lake Winnipeg Watershed. The first $1 million-dollar exhibit to be built in the Museum’s Science Gallery, it allows visitors to make choices that affect the Lake’s health, and see the results of their actions.
The Facts on Phosphorus and Manure in Manitoba
There are many contributors to Lake Winnipeg’s condition. Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board developed the following list of phosphorous contributors.
Source: Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board December 2006 report Reducing Nutrient Loading to Lake Winnipeg and its Watershed
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Sheldon Stott – I am part of the Solution.
Use of GPS technology to ensure nutrient run off does not enter lakes and streams.
Sheldon Stott, Director of environmental affairs with Hylife, a Manitoba pork producer, talks about the use of GPS technology in his industry’s commitment to the protection of our environment. Learn how the company he works with strives to reduce their overall environmental footprint on a daily basis.
Scott Dick – I am part of the Solution
Testing the water in monitoring wells to provide accurate reporting for the protection of our groundwater.
Scott Dick, Nutrient Management Specialist with Agra-Gold, a Manitoba pork producer, demonstrates how he samples water from monitoring wells around manure storage systems as an early detection system and to ensure the accurate reporting to protect our groundwater.
George Bilinsky – I am part of the Solution
Using injection method to ensure Manitoba’s farmlands receive the full benefit of organic fertilizer.
George Bilinsky, Director of Manure Management Planning with Farmers Edge, a Manitoba pork producer, talks about how his company bests uses the valuable organic nutrients available by injecting them into the ground of farmland, ensuring there is no runoff into nearby groundwater.