grassroots, community driven, non-profit organization working within the watershed to implement programs and initiatives that will protect the water resource.
99 A 2366 Avenue C North
(Norplex Business Centre)
Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X5
|January||-Watershed planners from the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority invited Rural and Urban Municipalities, First Nations and special interest groups from within the South Saskatchewan River Watershed to join a Watershed Advisory Committee. (WAC)|
|March||The first formal meetings were held for the North WAC, Lake Diefenbaker WAC and West Watershed Advisory Committees.|
-Watershed planning process continued and the Source Water Protection Plan was developed.
-Local residents and leaders committed their time and worked hard to identify risks related to drinking water quality and quantity as well as provide solutions to proactively protect their source water.
-A Steering Committee was formed comprised of members from each WAC to engage in implementation of the plan.
-The steering committee became the Interim Board of Directors for the SSRWSI, until such time as a permanent Board could be established.
|March 29||-SSRWSI Interim Board Meeting|
|April||-The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Inc. (SSRWSI) was incorporated.|
|May||-The interim board put in place their constitution and Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.|
|June 25||-SSRWSI Interim Board Meeting|
-Completion of the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan which identifies risks related to drinking water quality and quantity as well as suggesting ways to remove or limit those risks.
-Core sponsorship funding secured from Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
-SSRWSI Interim Board meeting
|October 15||-Watershed Coordinator – Maurija Skansen, starts working for the SSRWSI based out of the MidSask REDA Office in Outlook, Saskatchewan.|
|November 20||-SSRWSI Interim Board Meeting|
|November & December||
-Implementation Support Team established and meetings held to establish objectives and priorities within a 6 month timeline, as well as long term objectives and goals.
|-Meetings were held in all three Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) areas to talk about the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards and Benefits of Membership through an Informational Watershed Presentation.|
|January 24||-SSRWSI Interim Board Meeting|
|Feb 4 & 5||
-SSRWSI hosted a Booth at the SUMA Conference Tradeshow to increase watershed awareness and encourage membership.
-The Tradeshow booth also served to promote and advance key actions identified in the Source Water Protection Plan.
|March 10-12||-SSRWSI hosted a Booth at the SARM Conference Tradeshow.|
|April||-Another set of 3 WAC meetings, one in each area of the watershed, were held to elect a permanent board.|
|April 14 &15||-Provincial Watershed and Aquifer Planning Workshop in Yorkton.|
|April 29||-SSRWSI First Meeting of the newly elected Permanent Board.|
-The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards relocated to a new office space within the Town of Outlook Office Building. The new office allows for more visibility within the community of Outlook and affords much needed space to the coordinator.
-New Administrative / Financial Services secured from Wilson Office Services.
|May 21||-Implementation Meeting held to establish new objectives and set priorities.|
|June 8||-Canadian Rivers Day and SSRWSI Open House in new office location.|
-SSRWSI Board Meeting - a.m.
-SSRWSI’s first Annual General Meeting - p.m.
-Watershed Field Day and Well Decommissioning Workshop in R.M. of Gull Lake.(West WAC area)
|October 24||-Well Decommissioning Workshop in R.M. of Corman Park.(North WAC area)|
|October 30||-Watershed Field Day and Well Decommissioning Workshop in R.M. of Loreburn.(Lake Diefenbaker WAC area)|
-SSRWSI Board Meeting
|February 1-4||SUMA Convention and Tradeshow|
|March 9-12||SARM Convention and Tradeshow|
-SSRWSI Conference/Workshop "Clean Where We Live: Beneficial Residential Development Practices for Our Watershed", held at the Mennonite Church in Osler
-Held in conjunction to the Annual General Meeting
|March 31||West WAC Area Meeting in Cabri, SK|
|April 16||Lake Diefenbaker WAC Area Meeting in Outlook, SK|
|April 28||North WAC Area Meeting Apr. 28 in Osler, SK|
|October 8||SSRWSI Hosted a well decommissioning field day with SWA and PCAB near Mendham, SK|
|February 1-4||2010 SUMA Convention and Trade Show at Evraz Place in Regina, SK|
|February 25||West WAC Area Meeting in Eston, SK|
|March 3||North WAC Area Meeting in Cudwork, SK|
|March 8-11||2010 SARM Convention and Trade Show at Evraz Place in Regina, SK|
|March 16||Lake Diefenbaker WAC Area Meeting in Outlook, SK|
|March 22||Annual General Meeting at Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Outlook, SK|
|November||Saeed Ul Amin was hired as Watershed Project Manager|
|November 5||An important board meeting, attended by a SWA representative, was held to discuss the new role of SSRWSI in the watershed and to revise current projects|
Meeting held at the CIty of Saskatoon Office to discuss 2010 activities and plan for 2011
|Jan 30 to Feb 2||SSRWSI attened the 2011 SUMA Convention and had a booth at the trade show|
|February 1||SSRWSI hired Amanda Burke as Environmental Project Coordinator|
|February 2 & 3||SSRWSI held strategic planning session facilitated by On Purpose Leadership Inc.|
|March 2||Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) Meeting - West WAC Area at Abbey Town Hall|
|March 7 to 10||SSRWSI attended the 2011 SARM Annual Convention and had a booth at the trade show|
|March 17||Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) Meeting - North WAC Area at Osler Community Hall|
|February 28||Board Meeting|
|April 7||SSRWSI Annual General Meeting held in Osler, SK|
|May 1||SSRWSI hired Matthew Tyree and Nancy Kennedy for the 2 year fish habitat project which involved investigations into fish populations of several tributaries of the SSR.|
|August||Started a fundraising campaign|
|September 20-23||Western Canada Water Annual Conference and Exhibition in Saskatoon|
|November 16-18||Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association (SWWA) Conference and Trade Show in Saskatoon|
|November 11-13||Saeed Ul Amin and Amanda Burke participated in a Waterlution Workshop in Craik Eco-village, SK|
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