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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.

2018 Wetlands and Wildlife Poster Contest

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

Congratulations to Keardyn Cairns of Dalmeny! Keardyn’s poster for the Wetlands and Wildlife Poster Contest, hosted by the SSRWSI and Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW), was selected to represent the watershed at the recent provincial AGM of SAW.   Learn …

 

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 …

 

Biobed

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

The South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards are excited to be building a biobed with the Meewasin Valley Authority. With the support of an environmental grant through the city of Saskatoon, a biobed will be built for use by the Meewasin …

 

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 aquatic 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. Aquatic invasive mussels pose a serious threat to our lakes and waterways and have been discovered in …

 

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 …

 

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