Welcome to the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance.

Join us at our 2019 Annual General Meeting! Click here for more details.

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.

Poster Frame

Stories of Stewardship

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

Upcoming Events

Eco-Buffers are diverse, high-density shelterbelts that look and act like natural forest. Join the County of Vermilion River and the Agroforestry Woodlot Extension Society for a hands-on Eco-Buffer design and planting workshop Details in the poster below. Register by June 3rd to Chris Elder at celder@county24.com 780-853-7844 Read More »

Are you in need of a river revival? Take our quiz below to find out!  Would you like to know how trees, native wildflowers and shrubs can help protect our riverbanks and even improve our water quality? Would you like to learn what a “riparian area” is? Do you like spending time outdoors, enjoying food, […] Read More »

Join us for the 17th annual Grazing School for Women on June 11 & 12, 2019. This year the school will be located in Lamont County, AB. 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 […] Read More »

Latest Posts

Soil Health

October 1, 2018

As climate change continues and our weather patterns become more extreme, it is becoming more and more important to think outside the box of conventional farming practices. Soil health is one such idea that has become a popular topic of conversation among local producers in the Vermilion River Watershed. The concept of soil health recognizes that […] Read More »

Prairie Colour

August 2, 2018

Picture this: You are sitting outside on a grassy slope, overlooking the Vermilion River. You have come to this place to get away from the bustle of everyday life. You notice a giant bumblebee buzzing around you and allow your gaze to follow its flight path. That is when you notice it–purples, pinks, yellows, whites, oranges. […] Read More »

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 »