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.
Landowner funding deadline extended to 15 April 2017!
Click here for information about our Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project, including how you can apply for funding to restore and enhance wetlands and riparian areas in the watershed.
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 »