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Did You Know?

Hecla IslandManitoba Conservation's Parks Branch provides on-line copies of the Cottager's Handbook and many of the common forms you'll need to develop and maintain your vacation home lot.

Manitoba Conservation's Parks Branch provides on-line information on what to see and do in the many beautiful Provincial Parks that lie along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Park maps and information on campground facilities are all available on the web site.

Water Stewardship Division's Fisheries Branch works to ensure sustainable use of the fisheries resource in Lake Winnipeg by maintaining or enhancing fish populations and habitat, monitoring harvest and habitat alterations, and allocating resources for the best return.

Environment Canada's Atmospheric Monitoring Division maintains three weather buoys on Lake Winnipeg. Weather stations at Gimli, Victoria Beach, Berens River, Norway House, George Island, and Grand Rapids also provide information on air temperature, wind speed, visibility, and other climate variables.

Current weather conditions and forecasts are available from the buoys and the weather stations.

Heading out for a day on the waters of Lake Winnipeg? Check out the Canadian Coast Guard's web site on boating safety before you start your motor, grab your paddle, or set sail.

Did you know that the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc. was developed to facilitate multidisciplinary scientific research on the lake, as well as expedite information exchanges and foster co-operating among all stakeholders to protect and sustain the lake ecosystem.

Water Stewardship Division has an annual information and inspection campaign to prevent the introduction of zebra mussels into Lake Winnipeg and other Manitoba waterways. The program employs students to inspect water craft at Emerson, Sprague, and numerous boat launches along the Red River corridor and throughout Whiteshell Provincial Park.

The Geological Survey of Canada and Manitoba Energy and Mines conducted Lake Winnipeg regional survey in 1994 and 1996. Information on the project and some scientific results are available on the Natural Resources Canada web site.