Many people have asked how they can help, here is an email you can cut and paste to send to your friends and family.
Dear Friends: There is an important event taking place this summer, and I am passionate about helping out. In 2013, Lake Winnipeg – the 10th largest fresh water lake in the world, was nominated “Most Threatened Lake” by Global Nature Fund. It was suggested that in 10 years this lake could die if action is not taken to help her heal. From July 12 – August 8, 2014, community members from all walks of life will come together to take part in the “Lake Winnipeg Water Walk” to help her begin that healing process. Through ceremony, prayer and song, Lake Winnipeg Water Walkers will petition the spirit for healing and bring more awareness to this issue. Covering 1032 kilometers in 28 days, this volunteer driven effort is one of many such walks taking place across the globe to protect our sacred and living waters. Joining this growing global movement, the Lake Winnipeg Water Walk reminds us that what we do to the water, we do to ourselves. This volunteer effort is not without costs. Fuel, lodging and food expenses to support our Lake Winnipeg Water Walkers top the list. Through your support, we will complete this walk to awaken to our relationship with, and responsibility to the water, our sacred life source. One $50 donation will sponsor over 1 kilometer of the walk. Cash and cheques can be made out to Lake Winnipeg Water Walk, or online donations can be made through www.lakewinnipegwaterwalk.ca. I am helping the cause by sharing this email with my friends and family, and I invite you to do the same. Through community leadership and commitment, we can work collectively to ensure that our life giving water continues to flow and sustain future generations. We are all responsible for the health of our waters – the time is now.