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.
What is a Riparian Eco-Buffer and why are they important? Riparian Eco-Buffers are plantings of perennial trees, shrubs, and flowers near water bodies. They re-establish native riparian areas with vegetation that benefits waterways and the surrounding ecosystem. Like traditional single-species shelterbelts, Riparian Eco-Buffers: Reduce wind speed and prevent wind erosion Provide habitat for livestock or […] Read More »
June 4, 2020
With health so prominently on our minds, our post this month is focused on the health of the Vermilion River and its watershed. Specifically, we take a look back at a scientific assessment report we commissioned by CPP Environmental, back in 2015, to measure and estimate the health of the aquatic ecosystem along the Vermilion […] Read More »
May 4, 2020
Over the last five years, the VRWA has been working with landowners in the Vermilion watershed to restore and enhance wetlands and riparian areas. Over 30 landowners have implemented various types of projects on their land, and together, are enhancing over 20 kilometers of riparian areas and 150 hectares of wetlands. These projects were funded […] Read More »