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

Poster Contest 2021

South Saskatchewan River Watershed Poster Contest  Theme: WETLANDS AND WILDLIFE Entry Deadline is May 15, 2021!  Gift Certificate Prizes for the grade 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 categories are 1st Place: $50.00 2nd Place: $25.00 1st place prize winner in each category will be entered to win a provincial grand prize of $500!

Project Announcement

The NSRBC and SSRWSI are partnering on a pilot project called Watershed Stewardship Group Shared Communications Resource. The project is funded by WSA’s Special Incentive Program. This project will be carried out from 2020-2022. The project starts with a public survey A survey was released via social media regarding preferred watershed, environmental stewardship topics, and

Nutrient Watch: Testing the Waters Together

For immediate release: September 4, 2020, Saskatchewan –   Saskatchewan water users are becoming more concerned about the quality of the water they use. We use water for many purposes, including drinking water, livestock watering, irrigation of crops, watering gardens, and recreation. Recently, there has been a growing concern about increasing levels of nutrients such

Phosphorus Testing Results 2019

We are back out to sample water for Phosphorus in creeks that flow into the South Saskatchewan River as part of a two-year project funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada. Samples were collected weekly throughout May and will now be done once a month until freeze up. Phosphorus is a nutrient that supports plants

Canada’s Water Myth and Source Water Protection

Overall, Canada may be considered a freshwater-rich country: on an average annual basis, Canadian rivers discharge close to 9% of the world’s renewable water supply, while Canada has less than 1% of the world’s population. While 20% of fresh water in all of the world’s lakes is in Canadian lakes, only 6.5% of the world’s

SK Aquatic Invasive Species Week 2020

Aquatic Invasive Species Canada According to the DFO Many aquatic invasive species are already established in Canada, including: European green crab Vase tunicate zebra and quagga mussels Others threaten invading, like the Asian carps. After habitat loss, aquatic invasive species are the second biggest threat to diversity in our planet’s ecosystems. Aquatic invasive species impact