Stories of Stewardship: Vermillion River Watershed
About this event
This event will highlight wetland and riparian area restoration and enhancement projects by landowners in the Vermilion River watershed over the past 5 years. Together, landowners have worked to restore over 20 kilometers of riparian areas along the Vermilion River, creeks, and tributaries, as well as over 150 hectares of wetlands. At this event we will cover the background of how these projects came to be, hear from landowners themselves and the Land Stewardship Centre who will discuss opportunities for similar future projects.
A story map is found here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/87f9d8acf48441c7af1f3b3c5dabd14e
This event is supported by the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance(VRWA) along with the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance. The VRWA is a locally driven watershed stewardship group within the Vermilion River Watershed. It was incorporated as a non-profit society in 2015. The board of directors includes representatives from municipal, provincial, and federal governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholder groups. Our goals are centered around the belief that the watershed is the unit of management for human activities that affect the environment, including air, land, water, and wildlife.
Sponsors for these projects included the Government of Alberta through the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program, as well as funds from Environment and Climate Change Canada.