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Monitoring Saskatchewan Lakes for Invasive Mussels 2021

Each summer, Watershed Stewardship Groups around Saskatchewan monitor numerous lakes for invasive Zebra and Quagga mussels. We collect water samples with fine-mesh tow nets. The water is filtered, preserved, and sent to a lab to test for any presence of veligers (baby mussels). This year, we utilized eDNA analysis at a few lakes for the

Saskatchewan Tree for Life 2021

This spring and summer, our watershed stewardship group, along with 7 others in the province, and with the support of the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), piloted the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program.  The program is a climate change initiative that helps encourage planting trees and shrubs for

Rethinking the lawn

Do you have a front lawn that gets dry and brown in this hot, sunny weather? Are you constantly watering to keep your grass healthy? Because the species in most typical grass seeds are non-drought tolerant and non-native, they require a lot more upkeep to keep them healthy. There are many benefits to having nice

Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Projects Open Houses

On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, we would like to invite you to our Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Projects Open Houses on Wednesday, July 28 in Delisle at Community Centre or Thursday, July 29 in Outlook at the Heritage Centre. The Public Open Houses, which run from 3pm to 8pm each day, will provide an

You can win $500!

Thanks to the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program we have distributed 3,000 trees throughout our watershed. Trees were delivered all the way to Cabri and to the Alvena area. Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in this program. As part of this program, we are also asking for opinions on climate change. A survey

SSRWSI is Hiring!

Job Title: Watershed Coordinator SALARY RANGE: $28 to $35/hour (Remuneration will be based on experience) HOURS: 20 to 40 Hours per Week (Hours Negotiable) POSITION TERM: One-year Term (June 2021 to May 2022) with Potential for Extension REQUIREMENTS: Work from home and be based in Saskatoon, SK or within the South Saskatchewan River watershed Must

Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Inc. Launches the Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release May 5, 2021 MOOSE JAW, Saskatchewan – The Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds Inc. (SAW) and its watershed members are excited to announce the launch of our Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program. The Saskatchewan Tree for Life Program utilizes the planting of native trees as a tool for natural-based solutions to

Canadians Being Advised to Check Home Aquariums

*Press Release* (March 8, 2021 – Williams Lake, BC) The Canadian Council on Invasive Species (CCIS)  is expressing alarm after deadly zebra mussels were found in aquarium plants in BC and Washington state, and are advising aquarium owners across Canada to immediately check the plants in their aquariums for invasive species. “It is alarming to

Flowering Rush – Story Map

We put together a story map to bring attention to Flowering Rush as well as our survey and eradication project. Flowering Rush was first detected in the South Saskatchewan River by the Alberta Invasives Species Council. In 2018, we started to survey the spread starting in the Leader area. Flowering Rush can: Grow prolifically in

2020 – A Year in Review

2020 certainly has been a year that everybody will remember. SSRWSI staff had to adjust to this new way of life as well. This past year may not have gone as planned, but we were still able to carry out our fieldwork. School presentations and other community events were canceled. Therefore, we decided to be