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Organizers hope new lake cash won't cool grassroots fundraising efforts

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Does Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s pledge last week of $18 million for Lake Winnipeg mean the lake is saved?

It helps, but it’s just a drop in the bucket, says Vicki Burns, outreach coordinator for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Burns said today organizers of the foundation’s biggest fundraiser, the 6th Annual Walk for Water this Sunday, are worried that the new funding has overshadowed the need for grass-roots fundraising.

Burns said a large portion of the $18 million will go towards paying the staff of Environment Canada—it won’t all go towards reducing the heavy nutrient load on the lake that boosts the growth of toxic algae.

"We’re concerned that many of the public think the federal government’s recent announcement will pay for everything needed to save the lake," added Karin Boyd, president of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, in a release.

"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 Walk for Water Fundraiser is being held at Victoria Beach, Gimli, Matlock and Grindstone.

 

 

 

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Updated on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM CDT: Fixes link.

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