June 2017
  SSRWSI'S NEWSLETTER
The SSRWSI has developed an electronic newsletter to communicate with our members, communities rural municipalities within the watershed, and the general public regarding activities in the South Saskatchewan River watershed. 

Please forward, share and encourage your colleagues, friends and anyone interested in the South Saskatchewan River watershed to sign up for the newsletter.  Its simple: there are buttons at the bottom of the newsletter that allow you to share via Facebook, Twitter and email.  There is also a button to subscribe.
NEWS UPDATE

Province Issues Update on AIS Case in Western Manitoba

The SSRWS wishes to sincerely thank all the volunteers who have and are participating in the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) campaign against Zebra/Quagga Mussels. Your help is invaluable by increasing public awareness and substrate/shoreline monitoring. I truly appreciate your commitment.

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten aquatic habitats, fisheries and valuable recreational resources.  They can spread through water or by attaching to watercraft, related equipment and gear, and aquatic plants.

You can help stop the spread by remembering to practice: CLEAN, DRAIN, DRY

Before returning home from out of province, coming to visit or moving between waters within the province – please follow these important steps to help protect Saskatchewan waters.

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Help Protect Our Waters:
Stop Aquatic Invasive Species
Protect Your Source Water

The SSRWS will work in cooperation and provide assistance in to the Village of Riverhurst, Town of Gull Lake and the Eston/Kindersley Water West Regional Partnership and their respective communities to develop their new community Source Water Protection Plans. The SSRWS will also continue in to support and assist in source water management and planning with the Pike Lake Cottage and Watershed Association and the Beardy’s/Okemasis First Nations community.

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Love Your Lake Program
The Love Your Lake program is a shoreline assessment program that is funded by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Watersheds Canada. The first part of the program includes a short questionnaire that is distributed to property owners. The questionnaire includes questions about lake usage, concerns about the lake, and what actions should be taken to protect the lake. The surveys are used to give the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards a better understanding of the resident’s views about the health of the lake.

The Caring For Our Watersheds Final Oral Competition Results

The Caring For Our Watersheds final oral competition was held on Saturday, May 6. The students did an amazing job presenting their ideas under pressure. The winning schools will also receive matching money, and implementation money is available for the students to see their ideas through.

On behalf of Agrium and Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin, we want to thank you again for judging this competition. It’s a worthwhile program that means so much to the students, teachers, schools, and to us. Have a wonderful summer!

See the results! 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Help us celebrate Saskatchewan's 19th Native Prairie Appreciation Week!
June 18-24, 2017

Jointly proclaimed by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment, Native Prairie Appreciation Week (NPAW) is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness of our valuable grassland ecosystems across Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon River Festival
River Rendezvous 150
July 13 – 15, 2017
Along the Banks of the South Saskatchewan River

River Landing, Victoria Park & Boathouse, The Roxy Theatre, Galleries throughout city core

OUR COMMUNITY
Have you renewed your membership for 2017?
Membership is open to Urban and Rural Municipalities, First Nations and Special Interest Groups that are within the South Saskatchewan River Watershed.


To renew or apply for a 2017 Membership in the SSRWSI, please contact Candace Layne, membership coordinator, via email at candace@managewise.ca.
2017 SSRWSI Members
(as of June 16)
Rural Municipalities

RM of Chesterfield No 261

RM of Corman Park No 344

RM of Deer Forks No 232

RM of Excelsior No 166

RM of Fertile Valley No 285

RM of Fish Creek No 402

RM of Happyland No 231

RM of Hoodoo No 401

RM of Kindersley No 290

RM of Loreburn No 254

RM of Miry Creek No 229

RM of Montrose No 315

RM of Newcombe No 260

RM of Prince Albert No 461

RM of Saskatchewan Landing No 167

Urban Municipalities 

City of Martensville

City of Saskatoon

Meewasin Valley Authority

Resort Village of Shields

Resort Village of Thode

Town of Cabri

Town of Cudworth

Town of Leader

Town of Osler

Town of Rosthern

Village of Alvena

The South Saskatchewan River Watershed
The South Saskatchewan River Watershed is the second largest watershed in Saskatchewan, covering 35,000 km2. The South Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan is 715 km long, from the Alberta border to the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers at "The Forks" just east of Prince Albert. It supports nearly half of Saskatchewan's total population as a source for municipal and private drinking water. The Watershed includes 54 Rural Municipalities and 81 communities, including the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman and Martensville.
SSRWSI Staff
Watershed Coordinator

Membership Coordinator 

Communications Coordinator

Beneficial Management Technicians
Kerry Lowndes - Kindersley
Phone: (306) 463-4942

Leah Tallis - Dalmeny
Phone: (306) 254-4463 
SSRWSI Board of Directors
West Watershed Area
Lorne Janzen, Town of Kindersley
Rob Oldhaver, Town of Cabri

Lake Diefenbaker Watershed Area
Harold Martens, RM of Excelsior
Coy Schellenberg, RM of Victory
Les Ferguson, Pike Lake Cottage and Watershed Association

North Watershed Area
Ben Buhler, Town of Osler
Zach Jeffries, City of Saskatoon
Twyla Yobb, City of Saskatoon
Judy Harwood, RM of Corman Park
Renny Grilz, Meewasin Valley Authority
Thank You to Our Supporters!
Groups of Interest
Contact Us
Mailing Address

South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards Inc.
99A - 2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK S7L 5X5