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"
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.
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.
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!
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
Want to help us "Save Netley Marsh"?
Become a Friend of the Marsh today!
For more information, we can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.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!
THE TEAM BEHIND THESE EFFORTS
These organizations are working together to bring success to this project
University of Manitoba
International Institute for Sustainable Development
Southern Chiefs' Organization
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
Indigenous Water Ceremony
PARTNERS & FRIENDS
City of Winnipeg
Selkirk & District Community Foundation
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
Our legal services are generously donated and
provided by Orvel L. Currie and the DD West LLP Team
FRIENDS OF THE MARSH
(In Memory of: Roger Garrod)
Ken and Diana Cranwill
(In Memory of:
Hendrik Thomas Neudoerffer Venema)
Cathy and Buster Welch
Robert "Bud" Oliver
(In Memory of: W.A. Medland)
(In Memory of: Art Sparkes)
(In Memory of: James and Thelma Blanchard)
Bob Blanchard (In Memory of: Jim and Thelma Blanchard)
Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd
Gail McKay (Monthly Donor)
(In Honour of: Craig Harlos)
(min $250 donation, includes a link to Sponsor's website)
2022 Silent Auction Fundraiser - Silver Sponsor
Ken & Diana Cranwill,