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The SSRWSI is a

grassroots, community driven, non-profit organization working within the watershed to implement programs and initiatives that will protect the water resource.

Category Archives: SSRWSI News

Flowering Rush

Originally published in Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan newsletter. Portion of original article by Chet Neufeld, NPSS Executive Director Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) is an exotic, invasive plant that was sold for use in water gardening up until the summer of …

Agri-Environmental Group Plan Activities

Growing Forward 2 is coming to a close March 31st. Deadlines for the Farm Stewardship and Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Programs have all passed. April 1st 2018 the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership program will come into effect. To date, …

Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit (AHPP)

The Resort Village of Thode will be repairing 150’ of eroded shoreline this spring. Before starting work, they applied for an Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit through the Water Security Agency. The primary goal of the Aquatic Habitat Protection Program is …

Wastewater Surveys

This past fall, residents of two resort villages within the South Saskatchewan River participated in an online survey of waste management practices. There were 150 responses from the 304 surveys sent out.  A great response! The survey included questions on …

You can help monitor for invasive mussels in Saskatchewan

Monitoring is an important tool in the fight against aquatic invasive species (AIS), including the spread of zebra and quagga mussels into Saskatchewan. Invasive mussels pose a serious threat to our lakes and waterways and have been discovered in Ontario, …

Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation Source Water Protection Plan

Posted on: 15th February 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | New!, Other News, SSRWSI News

Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation share much of the perimeter of Duck Lake in Saskatchewan. Significant flooding in 2014 prompted the development of a partnership with the SSRWSI, the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council (NSRBC), and the University of Saskatchewan …

Protection of Your South Saskatchewan River Creeks

Posted on: 19th June 2017 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | SSRWSI News

10 of the South Saskatchewan River tributaries/creeks were assessed in 2015 to determine their riparian and fish population health conditions. The attached reports reveal that 70 percent of the tributaries are in poor riparian and fish habitat/population health. Numerous risks …

Help Protect Our Waters: Stop Aquatic Invasive Species

Posted on: 15th June 2017 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | SSRWSI News

CLEAN | DRAIN | DRY Stop Aquatic Invasive Species – Zebra and Quagga Mussels Fact Sheet Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten aquatic habitats, fisheries and valuable recreational resources. They can spread through water or by attaching to watercraft, related equipment …

Province Issues Update on AIS Case in Western Manitoba

Posted on: 15th June 2017 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | SSRWSI News, Uncategorized

The SSRWS wishes to sincerely thank all the volunteers who have and are participating in the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) campaign against Zebra/Quagga Mussels. Your help is invaluable by increasing public awareness and substrate/shoreline monitoring. I truly appreciate your commitment. …

Love Your Lake Program

Posted on: 15th June 2017 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | SSRWSI News

The Love Your Lake program is a shoreline assessment program that is funded by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Watersheds Canada. The first part of the program includes a short questionnaire that is distributed to property owners. The questionnaire includes …

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