The Netley Marsh is one of Manitoba’s key ecosystems, but it’s disappearing.

This area once having abundant life, vegetation, and wildlife is becoming

a group of shallow lakes which no longer offers the benefits of a wetland.⁠

The Netley Marsh is thus a crucial ecological feature on Manitoba's landscape.

It is vital to maintaining water quality of surrounding waters, including Lake Winnipeg, as the vegetation acts as a filter to remove large quantities of harmful nutrients from the water while providing habitats for aquatic and wildlife species.

Please help us "Save Netley Marsh"

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Our Indigenous communities, within the Lake Winnipeg Basin area, have unique perspectives and different experiences surrounding water quality and water management.

As we understand, water is sacred.


The RRBC believes in the critical importance of partnering with First Nations and Tribal communities to share perspectives and work on common goals. 
Visit www.onebasinonegovernance.com to learn more
about our One Basin One Governance project!

THE LARGEST COASTAL WETLAND IN NORTH AMERICA NEEDS OUR HELP!

The Netley-Libau Marsh has been deteriorating for a number of reasons,

to the point it is no longer a healthy functioning marsh.

Red River Basin Commission and its partners continue

to work toward the Netley Marsh renewal

as wetlands are a crucial part of keeping our waters healthy.

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We are very pleased to share that we have recently completed

the first phase of this very important project.

Please see our Project Update

on the "Restoration Pilot Project" page.

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Please help us protect the Netley Marsh

for us and future generations!

We hope that you will take a moment to watch the video below to learn more!

Thank you 
to the
City of Winnipeg
for their continued support of the Netley Marsh Renewal Pilot Project

We are so pleased to share the recent 16-0 vote to
increase their overall gift to the project to a new total of $161,000.00

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Want to help us "Save Netley Marsh"?
Become a Friend of the Marsh today!

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For more information, we can be reached via email at info@redriverbasincommission.org or call us at 204-982-7250.

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SAVING NETLEY MARSH

HOW CAN WE SAVE NETLEY MARSH?
 

WHY ARE MARSHES SO IMPORTANT

Marshes are much more than habitat for fish, wildlife and waterfowl.

Learn why our wetlands are critical for you and the health of Lake Winnipeg

WHAT IS THE RESTORATION PILOT PROJECT?

The Netley-Libau Marsh has been deteriorating for a number of reasons, to the point it is no longer a healthy functioning marsh.

We can still save the marsh, but the time to act is NOW!

WORKING TOGETHER;

THE TEAM BEHIND THESE EFFORTS

These organizations are working together to bring success to this project

  • University of Manitoba

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

  • Manitoba Hydro

  • Southern Chiefs' Organization

  • Lake Friendly

  • Red River Basin Commission

  • Ducks Unlimited Canada

  • Manitoba Sustainable Development

A Very Similar Project - being done in Louisiana
 

Many Manitoban families have enjoyed and benefited from the Netley-Libau marsh in the past.

It is our duty to preserve it for future generations, but also for the multiple benefits

that a thriving marsh can contribute to the health of Lake Winnipeg and our shared waters.

A Successful Project of

Marsh Restoration at the

Paul J Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary

The Amphibex 400

 

The Amphibex 400 has been used for the provincial ice breaking program, it was originally meant to be a dredger.

 

Amphibex is a Canadian company located in Quebec. These versatile dredgers are also friendly to the environment: they are equipped with a residential silencer that reduces noise emissions and disturbances. Their hydraulic system also uses biodegradable vegetable oil that is safe for the environment

 

These machines have been used in Manitoba mainly for the ice breaking program.

 

The Netley Marsh

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PARTNERS & FRIENDS

PARTNERS

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FUNDING PARTNERS

City of Winnipeg
Selkirk & District Community Foundation
Manitoba Hydro

Lake Friendly
The Winnipeg Foundation
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund
South Beach Casino & Resort Community Spirit Fund
South Basin Mayors and Reeves
Province of Manitoba Conservation and Climate Fund
Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's Outdoor Fund

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Our legal services are generously donated and
provided by Orvel L. Currie and the DD West LLP Team

FRIENDS OF THE MARSH

Individual

Tracy Popp
Helen Garrod

(In Memory of: Roger Garrod)
Ken and Diana Cranwill
Gerry Couture
Kevin Riley
Kathleen Anderson
Anonymous
David Swayze
Hank Venema
(In Memory of: 
Hendrik  Thomas Neudoerffer Venema)
Fleur Franz
Frank Bovell
Adelard Gendron
Suzan Zielke
Cathy and Buster Welch
Robert "Bud" Oliver

Wendy Josephson
(In Memory of: W.A. Medland)
Gord Sparkes
(In Memory of: Art Sparkes)
Louise Blanchard
(In Memory of: James and Thelma Blanchard)
Evelyn Russell
Bob Blanchard (In Memory of: Jim and Thelma Blanchard)
Juliana Baird
Christy Preston
Sabie Brar
Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd
Cheryl Cooney
Lori Murphy

Gail McKay (Monthly Donor)

Ro Watts
Rob McKinnon
Corey Blunt
Donald Teel
Penny McMorris

Gerry Dyck
Trevor Mondor
Perry Poulsen
Michael Galbraith
Tania Schaerer
Mark Costa
Hal Anderson
Geoff Currier
Stephen Alsip
Scott Mackeigan
(In Honour of: Craig Harlos)
Chris Benson
Earl Simmons

Corporate
(min $250 donation, includes a link to Sponsor's website)

  • McCandless Tramley,

       2022 Silent Auction Fundraiser - Silver Sponsor

  • Sullivan McMullan

  • Ken & Diana Cranwill,

       2022 Silent Auction Fundraiser - Bronze Sponsor

 

Do you want to be a Friend of the Marsh?

 

CONTACT

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