Welcome to the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance.

We are the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance, a local nonprofit group formed to revive the watershed, which is part of the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta.

Through our efforts, we can improve water quality, manage flooding, reduce erosion, retain soil and moisture content, and protect local wildlife.

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project

The application period for 2018 projects will be open from 8 January – 15 March 2018.  Click here for more information about the Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project, or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page for updates on future funding opportunities to help restore and enhance wetlands and riparian areas in the watershed.

Poster Frame

Stories of Stewardship

Click the photo above to watch our film highlighting local watershed improvement projects.

Upcoming Events

Municipal Progress in Watershed Management-North Saskatchewan River Join municipal, provincial and federal government, industry, agriculture and community leaders and others for a workshop highlighting the accomplishments of municipalities in watershed management for the North Saskatchewan River watershed. Click here for the Eventbrite registration page and to view the draft agenda. (Registration is FREE!) Read More »

Join the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance for a watershed-wide Open House on 8 February 2018 at the Vermilion Regional Centre. Enjoy light refreshments, learn about and apply for funding for your own wetland or riverbank restoration/enhancement project in the watershed, and watch our short film highlighting recent landowner restoration projects. All are welcome! RSVP’s appreciated, […] Read More »

Latest Articles

By Brittany Jackson, NSWA field technician Each day starts with a fresh cup of coffee and an early morning drive to a project location somewhere within the Vermilion River Watershed. Upon arrival, a safety briefing identifies any hazards we might run into throughout the day including livestock or other wildlife, barbed or electric fences, uneven […] Read More »

The Vermilion River Watershed Alliance (VRWA) and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) held an Open House at the Vermilion Regional Centre on 2 February 2017, to introduce the VRWA to those living in the watershed, and announce a landowner funding opportunity. VRWA board member David Berry (Town of Vegreville) gave the official welcome and introduced David […] Read More »

Alex McFayden from Islay was a young lad eager for any kind of work after the Second World War. He remembers being paid to carry dynamite for men who wanted to straighten out the river so that low-lying marshland would drain more thoroughly… Read More »