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.
September 16, 2019
By Grace Turner, former co-op student at the NSWA Reliable access to water is an important consideration for agricultural producers when creating a grazing plan for their livestock. In addition to man-made dugouts, livestock often drink from natural systems such as wetlands, springs and streams. However, if not mitigated, access to these waterbodies often results […] Read More »
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 »
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 »