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Category Archives: Other News

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 …

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 …

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 …

Status of Bill C-68 and Update on Regulations and Policy Consultations

Posted on: 30th July 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Other News, SSRWSI News

Respected Industry Leaders, Provincial Leaders, Territorial Leaders, and Friends, Following up on our previous correspondence, in February 2018, the government introduced proposed legislation (Bills C-68 and C-69) that would put in place better rules to protect our environment, fish and waterways, and rebuild …

Lake Diefenbaker Task Force

Recently 2 public meetings were held at Loreburn and Elbow with presentations and discussions on how to protect Lake Diefenbaker from aquatic invasive mussels (AIM). These meetings were very well attended, as local communities consider how best to prevent the …

SAW Report – May 21, 2018

Posted on: 29th May 2018 |,Written by | Southsaskriver Stewards , Under | Other News, SSRWSI News

Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) is the umbrella organization for the 11 watershed groups in the province. Each watershed is represented by one delegate to serve on the SAW board of directors. The board meets 5 times per year, with …

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 …

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