We're people who love Lake of the Woods. It’s ours to protect today – for generations to explore and enjoy tomorrow.
The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainbility Foundation is working binationally to develop a sustainability plan for the Lake of the Woods Basin, based on sound science and international cooperation and collaboration. The Foundation is a registered Canadian charity based in Kenora, Ontario.
Vision, Mission, Values
It's about the future of our lake and its watershed...
Vision: We see the Lake of the Woods basin as majestic waters with sustainable ecological integrity supporting the health, economy and beneficial use for current and future generations.
Mission: To protect the ecological integrity of the water quality of Lake of the Woods and its watershed by being a champion for the Lake. The Foundation will maintain and build a reputation as a trusted essential partner with all stakeholders.
Board of Directors
The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation is governed by a volunteer bi-national Board of Directors working with a small staff that share their passion for the Lake of the Woods basin. Tony Stephens has served as president of the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation since its inception in 2005 along with Richard Sjoberg, Don Konantz, Polly Craik, Bruce Ormiston, Art McKenzie and Joan Richardson.
Todd Sellers, Executive Director, and Teika Newton, International Wateshed Coordinator. Todd leads the Foundation’s activities to initiate water quality research and the development of a water quality sustainability plan for the Lake of the Woods basin. Teika leads the Foundation’s International Watershed Coordinator Program.
The Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation ("the Foundation") is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its donors, employees and other stakeholders. The Foundation values the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognizes that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that is shared with us.