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.
April 9, 2021
Getting to Know Bryon Wolters, Conservation Specialist – Ducks Unlimited CanadaWritten by Michelle A. Gordy Born, and raised on a mixed farm in Vermilion, Bryon has a long history and familiarity with the region. After high school, he attended Olds College for Livestock Production and then went on to raise his own pure-bred Angus herd. He […] Read More »
Written by Michelle A. Gordy Chris Elder hails from Calgary, where his career journey led him to owning his own small business as a house painter. However, as time went on, he says “I couldn’t imagine myself painting when I was 50.” Realizing “it was time for a change,” Chris then sought career counselling, and […] Read More »
Written by Heather J. Marshall 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, […] Read More »