Buffalo Trail Riparian Restoration Program

The BRWA is launching new work in the eastern reaches of our watershed – the Buffalo Trail Riparian Restoration Program! The program will involve working with local landowners to implement on-the-ground projects that support the health of the Battle River and the many creeks and wetlands in the area. An important focus of the program will be to protect and improve the health of shorelines and streambanks, also called riparian areas. Funding is available to support landowner projects, which may include riparian fencing, installation of livestock watering systems, tree planting, riparian health inventories, and more.

Where is "Buffalo Trail"? The program area is loosely defined around the highway 41 corridor, also known as “Buffalo Trail”. In particular, we welcome participation from landowners in the MD of Wainwright, MD of Provost, County of Vermilion River, and County of Paintearth. If you live in any of these areas, and have water on your land (whether it be wetlands, creeks, or the Battle River), we'd love to hear from you to chat about potential projects!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Program Launch and Field Day on August 22, 2017!  Did you miss the launch event but are interested in learning more about the program? We'll be having a FREE supper and speaker event in Wainwright in the new year (tentatively set for March 22 - World Water Day - Save the Date!) to share information about the program and other watershed health related topics, as well as connect with landowners who are interested in doing projects on their land.

Have a project in mind? Contact BRWA staff member Sarah Skinner at 780-672-0276 or sarah@battleriverwatershed.ca. Details and application forms coming soon!

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