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

Author Archives: Southsaskriver Stewards

Farm Stewardship Program Wildlife Friendly Fencing

The Farm Stewardship Program provides Saskatchewan producers funding to implement Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs). There are two pasture management BMPs that include fencing for producers: Riparian Grazing Management – fencing to protect water quality and adjacent riparian areas Native Range …

Invasive Plant Biocontrol & Targeted BMP

Posted on: 18th September 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Uncategorized

Invasive plant species are harmful to both our environments and our agricultural operations. Uncontrolled populations take over pastures and natural areas and choke out desirable vegetation. If left uncontrolled, they have direct negative impacts on biodiversity, wildlife habitat, and ecological …

South Sask River Watershed Agri-Environmental Update

Posted on: 20th August 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Other News, SSRWSI News

The last few months have been busy for the Agri-Environmental technicians. Besides doing Farm Stewardship and Farm and Ranch Water applications, presentations have been made at RM and ratepayer meetings. The summer is also a time for field days! The …

Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation Source Water Protection Plan Update

June 27th, 2018 an invasive plant workshop was held at Beardy’s and Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Participants learned about Beneficial Management Practices when working in areas with invasive weeds, identification, and management including biocontrol & targeted grazing, as well as vectors …

Decommission Abandoned Water Wells

Posted on: 20th August 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Other News, SSRWSI News

There are numerous reasons to decommission abandoned water wells on your property including protection of groundwater resources and the safety of your family. Decommissioning a well properly seals off the well to prevent contaminants from entering the water supply. General …

Prussian Carp Invasion

Posted on: 20th August 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Uncategorized

Photo by Vladimir Wrangel/Shutterstock Prussian Carp are an invasive fish species now found in Alberta and Saskatchewan rivers, lakes and ponds. These fish originate in Europe or Asia but it is not known how they arrived in North America. Prussian …

Private Sewage Works in Shoreland Development Areas

Posted on: 20th August 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Other News, SSRWSI News

Private sewage works (PSWs) is a term used to describe a septic system installed on a single property designed to collect all of the sewage and wastewater generated on that property.  PSWs are typically installed where a property cannot be …

A New Invader in the South Saskatchewan River: Flowering Rush!

Posted on: 14th August 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | SSRWSI News

A new invader is moving into Saskatchewan along the South Saskatchewan River. This is not a killer fish or a clog-forming mussel, but an invasive aquatic plant that can have significant environmental and societal impacts to Saskatchewan’s waterways. Flowering Rush …

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