The South Saskatchewan River in Winter

The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) has written a really interesting article about the South Saskatchewan River in the winter and allowed us to share their summary on our website: “It’s almost winter, and the South Saskatchewan River is well into the seasonal changes shared by cold-region rivers worldwide. River ice is an essential

Water Contamination Threats – How Can Water Quality Be Protected?

In 2021 we were lucky enough to have Master of Water Security students work with us. For one project, a document was developed outlining main water contaminants in the South Saskatchewan River, and the identification of possible sources of that contamination. In the Canadian Prairies, the South Saskatchewan River (SSR) is highly utilized. The river

Protecting Our Source Water Is Important – Know Your Recycling Options

Proper disposal of waste products is important to protect our source water. Threats to our source waters include sewage systems, road salts, pesticides, fuel, and livestock grazing. Source water is any untreated water found in rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers which is used for the supply of raw water for municipal water treatment systems for human

Watershed Wonders

Watershed Wonders is a series of three loanable educational kits, designed to teach children about everything watershed-related. These kits were developed for students between the ages 6-13+. However, any age can use and enjoy these wonderful activities! These kits can be found with us in Saskatoon and with the Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards (Swift

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