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Phosphorus Testing in Lakes and Rivers Flowing into the Saskatchewan River

In 2019 a collaboration of watershed stewardship groups including South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards (SSRWSI), Carrot River Valley Watershed Association, North Sask River Basin Council and Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards received funding to gather baseline phosphorus data for waterways that flow into the South Saskatchewan River system. The undesirable effects of increased phosphorus in

SSRWSI Poster Contest Winners

Congratulations to the SSRWSI Wetlands & Wildlife Local Poster Contest Winners! First place and winner of $100 was Preston O’Neill   Second place and winner of $50 was Cam Snow   Third place and winner of $25 was Liam O’Neill   Thank you to all who entered!

Decommission Abandoned Water Wells

There are numerous reasons to decommission abandoned water wells on your property including the 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. Funding is available through the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program (FRWIP) for producers to

Wetland / Waste Land – A Conservation of Change Documentary

Since European settlement, 40-70% of wetlands in the North American Prairies have been lost. Small farms and towns are also disappearing from the prairies. The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has lost nearly 75% of its farms and 50% of its rural population since 1940. In “Wetland / Waste Land”, anthropologist Philip Loring and filmmaker Donald

Poster Contest for Grades 5-7

ATTENTION TEACHERS! SSRWSI is hosting a local poster contest for Grades 5-7, with the theme of “Wetlands & Wildlife”. Entry Deadline is December 31, 2019. The top three winners will be announced in January 2020. The 1st place winner of the local contest will be entered into a Provincial Poster Contest with the Saskatchewan Association

South Sask River Watershed Stewards Board Member Receives Recognition

Congratulations to Ben Buhler (center) who was recognized for his years of service to the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds at the recent AGM in Moosomin. Ben also received a 2018 Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal at a ceremony in Regina. Ben has been a board member for the South Sask River Watershed Stewards since it’s inception in

2019 South Saskatchewan River Watershed Poster Contest

2019 Theme: Wetlands and Wildlife Possible Topics Include: What wildlife can be found in our watershed? What role do wetlands play in the lives of wildlife? What agricultural practices benefit wildlife and wetlands? Why are wetlands important for wildlife and water? Contest Rules: Open to all Grade 5, 6, 7 students in schools located within

Canada’s Agriculture Day 2019 Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook Off The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Kindersley Regional Office, in cooperation with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation is hosting a Chili Cook Off for Canada’s Agriculture Day on Tuesday February 12th 2019. Date: February 12, 2019 Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Kindersley Mall, 608 12th Ave East, Kindersley, Canada, S0L1S2 The plan for the Chili Cook Off is to

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 Management – fencing to improve or protect the health and productivity of existing native rangelands