Preserving our watershed, one drop at a time.

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The Bends, by Bill Trout

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.


We acknowledge that the Vermilion River Watershed, a connection of land and water that we envision to be healthy and sustainable for generations, rests on Treaty 6 Territory. We acknowledge and respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries and whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant communities.

Past Event:

Stories of Stewardship

Interested in learning more about stewardship, how it relates to water health and what individual landowners can can do? This event was in November 2021 and was held to celebrate landowner restoration projects and stewardship activities in the Vermilion River Watershed. Watch the recorded webinar to learn more!


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Getting our feet wet in water quality monitoring

Michelle GordyJune 10, 2022
Written by K.J. LawsonDuring our Wildlife Habitat Conservation class at Lakeland College (taught by Professor Nicole Nadorozny), we were granted the opportunity to work on the Student-led Assessment of the
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A river runs through it – how a local college is engaging students to collect water quality data and memories

Michelle GordyApril 20, 2022
Lakeland College SAVER students and professor Nicole Nadorozny pose for a photo while out collecting Winter water samples from the Vermilion River (From left to right: Dr. Nicole Nadorozny (SAVER
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Guest Post: Trees During the Holidays from the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society of Alberta

Danielle BarryDecember 20, 2021
Written by: Megan Andre, Alison Cardinal, Ash Davidson, Brieanna Wallace, and Bob Underschultz It’s that time of year again and you know what December means…. decorations, family fun, and tasty
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