The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards held their Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2018 in Osler, Sask. The meeting was well attended with representation from eleven communities including cities, rural municipalities, and resort communities. Thank you to everyone who came out!
Discussions included: developments along the river and lakes; aging infrastructure; drainage; City of Saskatoon Green Infrastructure Strategy; raising awareness of water quality threats; beneficial management practices.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our incoming board members Debbie McGuire, Wayne Acorn, and Craig Tondevold. Congratulations to Leah Tallis and Kerry Lowndes on assuming the roles of Watershed Coordinators!
Debbie McGuire sits on council for the City of Martensville. Water systems intrigue her and she is very interested in the direction taken to try to correct existing problems. Debbie worked for the City of Martensville for 25 years; 12 in the Office and 13 in Public Works Department, 7 of those as the Water and Sewer Foreman. She will be a valuable asset to the SSRWSI board.
Wayne Acorn and his better half Debbie live in RM 461 with their two grandsons; Lukas who is nine and Leland who is eight. Wayne’s great-grandparents homesteaded in 1882 and his wife’s family is from Batoche where her family homesteaded in 1884. Wayne and Debbie run a mixed farm as did his parents and he has worked with the ferry service on both the north and south Saskatchewan rivers. Wayne feels watershed health is important for ensuring fresh water for ourselves, cattle, ducks, geese, muskrat, beaver mink etc. and it is important to teach this to our children.
Welcome to the SSRWSI!