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IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)

Registered Name: IISD Experimental Lakes Area Inc.

Business Number: 850309576RR0001

2018 IISD-ELA Holiday Giving Campaign

Campaign Ended Dec. 31, 2018

Season’s Greetings, Friends!

We are wishing peace, joy and love to you and your family during the coming Holiday season!

As we come to the end of another successful year, we want to thank you for contributing to our success and take this opportunity to ask if you are able to help us once again.

2018 yielded great accomplishments and results with this year's IISD-ELA Field Season, as:

  • We had two unprecedented research projects to learn more about the impact of oil spills on fresh water and how best to clean them up kicked off. The research was covered by media across the globe, from the BBC to the Globe and Mail. The results will be used to inform governments and industry to make informed decisions on oil pipelines across the continent.
  • We continue the legacy of IISD-ELA’s 50 years of research, we continued a study on acid rain from the 1970s that resulted in the disappearance of Mysis —a small but important freshwater shrimp—from a lake. We just reintroduced Mysis back into that lake to see if it can survive, which will teach us a lot about how lakes and populations can recover from acid rain.
  • We celebrated 50 years of the world’s freshwater laboratory in style—from a science symposium at the University of Manitoba to a reunion for our alumni in Winnipeg. Margaret Atwood even tweeted us best wishes for our 50th anniversary!

None of this would be possible without – YOU!  There are many expenses involved in the work that IISD-ELA does, these expenses contribute to the research and programming that our organization has been orchestrating over the last 50 years but has also led to exceptional things like IISD-ELA holding the longest freshwater dataset in the world.

Our vital freshwater science educates the public, creates awareness, changes required governmental policies, and uncovers evidence-based methods that combat threats against our fresh water supplies.

We take seriously our responsibility to contributors, to be wise stewards of funds entrusted to us. The future of our fresh water depends on the crucial and unique science at IISD Experimental Lakes Area. Your gift provides sustainability for IISD-ELA and knowing that your meaningful holiday gift is protecting our most valuable resource - water.

Share in the amazing work we do and help strengthen our mission by accepting our invitation to offer a monetary gift this Holiday season.

Please make your donation today by clicking the donate button now.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area Wishes You and Your Family, a Joyful Holiday Season and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!

With Much Gratitude,


Matthew McCandless

Executive Director

IISD Experimental Lakes Area

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