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.
Tonya Lwiwski was raised in Winnipeg, but says her heart “belongs in rural areas”. Spending time out on the farm with cousins fostered an early interest in the natural world. Later, when Lwiwski began her studies at the University of Manitoba, she was “inexplicably taken” with a plant anatomy course, which led to more botany […] Read More »
January 19, 2021
Three water quality surveys were done along the Vermilion River and Stretton Creek in 2014. The diagrams below summarize survey tests and their results. To read the full report, click here. Read More »
December 15, 2020
Invasive Species: What’s the Problem? Scentless Chamomile can compete with crops (especially forages) in their early development and are often found near waterbodies, or in places with periodic flooding. Photo from Pixabay.com Invasive species are not necessarily bad in and of themselves, as they may: Be attractive to look at Have medicinal properties BUT, in […] Read More »