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Initiatives of the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board

The Lake Winnipeg Action Plan, announced on February 18, 2003, is a commitment to reduce the contribution of nitrogen and phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg by about 10 % to restore nutrient conditions to those that existed prior to the 1970s. As part of the Lake Winnipeg Action Plan, the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board was established in July 2003 to help government identify necessary actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loading to Lake Winnipeg.

On February 6, 2007, the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board's final report (Francais) was released by Manitoba Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick. The Board's final report contains additional and updated information on nutrients and Lake Winnipeg. The report includes 135 recommendations in 38 different areas and asks all Manitobans and our neighbours to work together and take action in the spirit of collective responsibility. A news release and background information are also available.

On March 18, 2010, the Lake Winnipeg's Stewardship Board's report "Manitoba's Progress Towards Implementing Recommendations of the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board" was released by Minister Melnick. In this report, the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board evaluated the progress made by the Government of Manitoba in implementing the recommendations in its February 2007 final report. A news release is also available.

Other reports generated and commissioned by the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board include the following:

Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board's Interim Report (2005)
Report on public discussions (2005)
Nutrient Literature Review - Lake Winnipeg (2006)
Nutrient Objectives Workshop Report (2006)