Foundation Claims Federal Funding Will Overshadow Fundraiser

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is worried recent federal funding to clean up the lake will overshadow its fundraiser this weekend.

The 6th Annual Walk for Water is taking place Sunday at Victoria Beach, Gimli, Matlock and Grindstone.

“We’re concerned that many of the public think the federal government’s recent announcement will pay for everything needed to save the lake,” said Karin Boyd, president of the foundation. “We know that is not the case and we urge the public to support our Walk for Water and other Lake-A-Thon events.”

The foundation says a large portion of Ottawa’s funding will go to core staff within Environment Canada, not to concrete projects on the ground that will decrease the phosphorus getting into the lake.

— Staff