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.

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Above: Map of the Two Hills floodplain: The Vermilion River moves north from Vegreville before passing through a chain of 8 interconnected lakes, known as the Vermilion Lakes. (Watt Lake to northwest is not shown.) Image adapted from: googlemaps.ca TWO HILLS FLOODPLAIN: FLAT + ALTERED = FLOODING Low, flat topography of floodplain and shallow depth […] Read More »

VRWA partnered with ALCES to get a better understanding of which conservation or restoration strategies would have the greatest effect on the Vermilion River watershed’s resilience. The ALCES report is summarized in the pages below:   Read More »

An evolving relationship with a national emblem By the early 1900s, beavers were nearly wiped out in Canada due to the fur trade. As beavers made a comeback in the 1920s and 1930s, their dams spread over the prairie landscape, often creating unwanted flooding for landowners and farmers.  It’s a complicated relationship with our national […] Read More »