Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will be on 9 June 2017 in Bruce, Alberta. More details are available on our events page. Interested in joining the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance? Become a member, OR join our Board of Directors. Please register (free of cost) at our Eventbrite page.
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 2017 projects is now closed. 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.
You’re invited! Mark your calendars for 9 June 2017, for the VRWA’s 2nd Annual General Meeting at the Bruce Community Hall (4th Avenue & Main Street – Bruce, AB). Join us as we celebrate the end of our first year as an incorporated non-for-profit society and plan for the year ahead. Our featured speaker Dr. Ryan MacDonald […] Read More »
The Original Grazing School for Women is a 2 day workshop for ranching and farming women. The Grazing School for Women committee is made up of municipalities, government agencies and non-profit groups from across east-cental Alberta. Learn more and register here. Read More »
February 21, 2017
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 »
September 13, 2016
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 »
In August 2015, I spoke at an educational forum in Vermilion, Alberta, about some of the history that has shaped the Vermilion River and its watershed as we know it today… Read More »